Bailey, who befriended the Rolling Stones frontman in his hey day, suggests the WILD HORSES singer is every bit as careful with money as his ex-wife BIANCA claims after witnessing the singer's behaviour after a meal at a London restaurant.
He laughs, "Shortly after we met, Mick asked me to take him to a 'posh' restaurant. I think he liked my lifestyle, especially all the girls, although I was then much more of a bad boy than he was.
"I decided we should go to a place called the CASSEROLE down the King's Road. I remember that Mick paid, which was unusual in those days because back then he never paid for anything.
"I told him to leave a tip and he said, 'Leave a tip? What the f*** for?' I said it was normal practice and suggested he leave a 10-shilling note, one of those old brown banknotes.
"Mick put the 10-bob note on the plate, but as we were putting our coats on, I noticed his hand slip out and put the 10 shillings back in his pocket."12/08/2003 00:14