Crowley Biographer’s Influence on Mick Jagger

A lengthy and interesting review of Rebecca and Sam Umland’s Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side — “Scotland’s Satanic Majesty” by Brian Pendreigh — appears in The Scotsman:

Charles Cammell wrote the biography of occultist Aleister Crowley, once described as “the wickedest man in the world”. A family friend, he was probably responsible for Cammell’s obsession with death and the occult, interests which [Donald] Cammell would pass on to Jagger, and which in turn surfaced in such Rolling Stones records as ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and Their Satanic Majesties Request…
The whole review is available online:

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