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Mick Jagger Returns to Grammar SchoolAired March 30, 2000 - 2:56 p.m. ET
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KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: OK, well he may just be the world's youngest 56-year-old. And Mick Jagger seemed right at home today, hanging out at his old grammar school.
LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: I'd like to have been there, but we had ITN's Julia Bremner there, and she tells us about it.
JULIA BREMNER, ITN (voice-over): Far from the rebellious image he's honed over the last four decades, this was Mick Jagger as family man, back at his old grammar school where they've named a new art center after him, Jeri Hall and three of his four children at his side.
It was a far cry from the averagely intelligent but easily distracted school boy who was a member of the basketball team. But Jagger's mostly remembered for leading a school dinner revolt that ended with the dinner lady being sacked.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mick and his cronies all organized a mass walkout one day in February, I think it was, February 1960. When they saw the lunch bell, everybody went towards the canteen but nobody went in.
BREMNER: Today, back on the stage of what used to be his old assembly hall, remembers the tongue lashing these antics provoked.
MICK JAGGER, SINGER: We'd be alternately praised or damned for our behavior. And the famous words of headmasters everywhere -- I don't know if Tony Smith still uses them, but they were often intoned from here. And they were, the culprits must step forward now or the whole school will be punched.
BREMNER: Little could Mick Jagger have imagined when he left this school as a fairly undistinguished pupil, he'd return nearly 40 years later to the sound of music that's made him famous the world over.
(on camera): He was clearly impressed with the building that now bears his name.
JAGGER: It's really nice. It's a brilliant job.
BREMNER: His hope is that many more Dartford (ph) boys will be able to follow in his footsteps.
Julia Bremner, ITN, Dartford.
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