Snapshot, 1971: Mick Jagger drives away his pre-wedding jitters

It’s May 1971, and Mick Jagger is spending his final days of freedom cruising around St Tropez in his yellow drop-top Morgan Plus 8 Roadster. Not to worry Miss Macias, a short jaunt along the French Riveria is sure to clear his head before tying the knot…

Set to marry Nicaraguan socialite and actress Bianca Perez-Mora Macias in just days, Mick Jagger takes some time away from the wedding preparations to go on a solo drive through St Tropez — sure to be one of his last as a bachelor (for a while, at least). With a ceremony set for the town courthouse and a reception at the Byblos, a hotel synonymous with celebrity joie de vivre, a moment of quiet reflection would be necessary for any future groom-to-be — whether a member of the world-famous Rolling Stones or not. And what better place for a British rock star to find solitude abroad than in his British sports car?

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