Life in lockdown France for a music legend
Rolling Stone puts on quite a performance for a humorous video with a serious message
Coronavirus may have - temporarily, at least - halted the Rolling Stones in their tracks, but there's still plenty of satisfaction to be found in confined life in lockdown France for lead singer Mick Jagger.
The humorous newsreel-style video, for Jimmy Fallon's US talk show, followed Jagger around the Château de Fourchette near Amboise in Indre-et-Loire, which he has used as a bolthole since he bought it in 1980.
While confinement means he can't always get what he wants, the singer proved he still has what he needs in a humorous two-minute video, in which he drove sheep in his estate, fixed a car, did some home improvements, gardened, prepared a meal, and read the local paper.
A Public Service, on behalf of Save the Children - 'In times of international crisis, every man, woman and child must pull their weight...'— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 5, 2020
To donate directly, please visit: https://t.co/aEBgLTqJQI pic.twitter.com/NCPCPxx0rE
There is also a serious side to the video.
Jagger took the opportunity to highlight the work of Save the Children. "Coronavirus - the biggest global health crisis of our lifetime - threatens children in every way," reads a message attached to the clip. "Your support today can help children in unsafe households, help protect and prepare doctors and health clinics in refugee camps and help support distance learning in the face of school closures."
Last month, the band released their new single Living in a Ghost Town
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