The Guardian has an excellent story about Miles Davis, one part though caught my attention, well it has the word "fuck" in it so needless to say my eyes immediately zoomed on it. Can you imagine the story below with Susan Mubarak instead of Nancy Reagan? I don't.
Davis was a man of few words. When he did speak, his words often had a similar effect to a hand grenade being lobbed into the room. In 1987, he was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he'd done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: "Well, I've changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?"