In fact probably more so thinking about it. The trouble with very good looking people (male or female) is that they just stand there waiting to be mobbed. The ones with a sense of humour are much more interesting.
He was renowned for it. From the New Yorker: Once, in an interview with his friend Federico Fellini, he claimed that he had been to bed with ten thousand women.
I seem to remember many of them were prostitutes – I wonder if he paid?
Keef ain’t exactly eye candy, almost certainly bedded underage girls (though may not have had to ‘coerce’ anyone to sleep with him) and has remained unacussed AFAIK.
Now you mention it, I vaguely recall that was a thing.
He had mistresses – and some unusual domestic arrangements – but I don’t think we’re in the same league as Lemmy or Simmons.
OK, I didn’t think he was in the same league, it seems he was or even that he’s in the Premier League and they are merely in the Championship
That’s 27 years at one woman per night, it’s a wonder he had the time to write all those books
To give you the full quote:
Those who know anything about Georges Simenon usually know at least three things. The first is that he divided his energies between detective novels and “straight” novels. The former made him one of the highest-earning writers in the world in the mid-twentieth century, and barred him from achieving the top-rung literary status that he longed for. The second thing is that he generally devoted only about a week and a half to writing a novel, a practice that, again, was good for his bank account and bad for his reputation. Finally—and this is a matter that Simenon discussed enthusiastically with journalists—he spent a great deal of his life having sex. Once, in an interview with his friend Federico Fellini, he claimed that he had been to bed with ten thousand women.
So now you know why he had the time.
Though, if I recall, Bill Wyman would have a bit more of a challenge these days.
Anyway – as it turns out that @Porridge might well have meant Simenon and not Simmons – I think Simmons would be the better comparison. Certainly to Lemmy as both were the same era and in the same situation as “Rock Stars”.
Simenon was a different era, attitudes were completely different – women would be much less likely to complain publicly for one thing and in France the age of consent was 13 up to 1945.
Brand is just unpleasant.
Yeah, well – if I ever knew SImenon’s reputation in that sphere of endeavour I’d forgotten it and, as I said, SImmons would be the natural comparison for Lemmy. Or Mr Richards.
Im with @SuePJ (Who?) on all this, posters talking about people as if they know them personally.
As far as men commenting on the good looks or otherwise of other men I am very wary, apart from homosexuals, many women have a very different view of men, from men. It works both ways too, hence the lengthy discussion in the Royal Tour Embarrassed thread.
Lemmy…What a band… takes me back… in fact gonna be putting some Motorhead on now…thanks for that wee reminder …
You’ve just reminded me that I saw them once in Glasgow and I was far too close to the stack.