Chance meeting of Stones’ Jagger and Richards in Dartford to be commemorated

PUBLISHED: 15:40 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 10 December 2013

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards performing with the Rolling Stones live at Wembley Arena, London [Picture: WENN]

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards performing with the Rolling Stones live at Wembley Arena, London [Picture: WENN]


A chance meeting at Dartford train station which led to the creation of one of Britain’s most famous rock bands is to be commemorated with a blue plaque next year.

The famous story of Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards spotting each other with guitars on a platform in 1961 is to be marked with a permanent reminder at or near the station.

It will be one of a number of heritage plaques to be created in Dartford.

Cllr Jeremy Kite, leader of Dartford Borough Council, said: “I think it is nice we can mark this. We did have some people write to us and suggest we do something about the meeting.

“It is not a huge expensive thing and is more about meaning really. We want to find a good place for it.”

Mick Jagger attended Dartford Grammar School in his youth and has made visits there in recent years while guitarist Richards went to Dartford Technology College.

Cllr Kite, a fan of the Rolling Stones himself, added: “We still get people coming into the civic office asking about Mick Jagger. They also take part in an informal tour of Dartford, going to places like where he went to school.

“He is someone for us to be proud of.”

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