“Memo from Turner” is a famed solo effort from Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, and a song most known for its prominent place on the soundtrack of the film Performance, in which Jagger played a major part.
In the film, Mick plays Turner, a happy-go-lucky ex-rocker who manages a flat in London and preaches the gospel of free love to everyone he meets, including a gangster on the run named Chas who ultimately finds refuge in Turner’s tripped out shelter. Upon the gangster’s arrival, Turner greets Chas with an impromptu performance of the “Memo” song in front of the gangster’s cigar smoking cronies, and thereby establishes the far out, gender bending atmosphere that permeates the London love shack out of which the rocker operates.
The song (and not the movie) ultimately became a hit, and was placed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time. Remember this people: Jagger does no wrong!