London, Mar 2 : Have you ever imagined how music history might have been if a plot to kill Sir Mick Jagger, which has emerged from the files of the FBI, had not failed.
According to a report by an FBI agent, the Rolling Stones singer was the target of an assassination attempt, which only failed because the boat the would-be killers were using was swamped in a storm.
Details of the plot have been revealed as part of a BBC series on the American crime-fighting agency.
The attempt to kill Sir Mick was made by a group of Hells Angels after the infamous Altamont Speedway Free Concert in 1969, which the Rolling Stones had organised and for which the motorcycle gang reportedly provided security.
Meredith Hunter, a black 18-year-old member of the audience, was stabbed and kicked to death by a group of Hells Angels, in an attack captured on film cameras.
As a result, Sir Mick allegedly refused to use their services again.
According to Mark Young, a former special agent, interviewed in BBC radio series The FBI at 100, a boat of Hells Angels set out to take revenge on the singer at his holiday home in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York.
"The Hells Angels were so angered by Jagger's treatment of them that they decided to kill him," The Telegraph quoted Tom Mangold, who presents the series, as saying.
"A group of them took a boat and were all tooled up and planned to attack him from the sea.
"They planned the attack from the sea so they could enter his property from the garden and avoid security at the front. The boat was hit by a storm and all of the men were thrown overboard. All survived and there was not said to have been any further attempt on Jagger's life," he added.
Sir Mick was never informed of the alleged assassination attempt.