Mister Jimmy and "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Stones lore: Jagger and Mr. Jimmy in Excelsior


According to local legend, Jagger had gone to an Excelsior drugstore the day after the concert. While he was waiting to fill a prescription, Jimmy was ahead of him in line, ordering a cherry Coke, but the drug store had run out, so he had to settle for a regular Coke. At that point, Jimmy turned to Jagger and uttered the famous line: “You can’t always get what you want.” Years later, Jagger used that line as the title of a song, and it became one of the Stones’ greatest hits. Jagger put the drugstore in Chelsea and cherry Coke became "cherry red" soda, but Mr. Jimmy got a mention in the lyrics.
Comment: Image source. Wiki on Jimmy Hutmaker. Wiki on You Can't Always Get What You Want See also: Excelsior loses tie to rock and roll history. Lyrics:

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore To get your prescription filled

I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy And man, did he look pretty ill

We decided that we would have a soda

My favorite flavor, cherry red I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy

Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"

I said to him You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need

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