Mick Jagger – Biography

Sir Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent, on July 26, 1943. He is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer. Mick Jagger’s age is 78 years old. He rose to international prominence as the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist and one of the band’s founding members.

Jagger’s career lasted six decades, and he has been called “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in rock & roll history.”

MICK JAGGER biography

The Rolling Stones have been known for their distinctive voice and intense live performances, as well as Keith Richards’ guitar technique, throughout their history. Jagger gained recognition in the press as a result of his relationships. He was frequently characterized as a countercultural figure.

Jagger was born and raised in the Kent town of Dartford. He attended the London School of Economics before joining the Rolling Stones and quitting his studies. Jagger and Richards co-wrote the majority of the Rolling Stones’ songs. They continue to work together musically.

Mick Jagger starred in the films Performance (1970) and Ned Kelly (1970) in the late 1960s, to mixed reviews. In 1985, he launched a solo career with the release of She’s the Boss. In 2009, he joined the electric ensemble SuperHeavy. During the 1980s, Jagger’s relationships with the Stones’ members, particularly Keith Richards, worsened.

MICK JAGGER biography

But he has always had more success with the band than with his solo and side projects.

In 1989, Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rolling Stones were admitted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. As a member of the Rolling Stones and as a solo artist.

He charted 13 singles at number one in the UK and US, 32 singles in the top ten; 70 singles in the top 40. He was knighted in 2003 for his contributions to popular music.

Mick Jagger relations, he has been married (and divorced) before, as well as having several other relationships. He is the father of eight children by five different women. Jagger’s net worth is believed to be $360 million.

Mick Jagger – Early Life

Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent, on July 26, 1943, into a middle-class family. His father, Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger, was a physical education instructor in the United Kingdom who helped popularise basketball. His grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, was a teacher as well.

MICK JAGGER biography

Eva Ensley Mary, his mother, was a hairdresser and Conservative Party supporter. She was born in Sydney, Australia, of English origin. Chris Jagger (born December 19, 1947), Jagger’s younger brother, is also a musician. They have collaborated on stage.

Before the Jagger family’s 1954 move to Wilmington, Kent, Keith Richards. Mick Jagger was a pupil at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford in September 1950. In the same year, he passed the eleven-plus exam and enrolled at Dartford Grammar School.

Which today houses the Mick Jagger Centre, named after its most famous graduate. When they went to different schools, Jagger and Richards lost touch, but after a chance meeting on platform two of Dartford railway station in July 1960.

MICK JAGGER biography

They renewed their connection and discovered their shared love of rhythm and blues, which for Jagger began with Little Richard.

After passing seven O-levels and two A-levels, Jagger dropped out of school in 1961. He and guitarist Brian Jones shared an apartment in Edith Grove, Chelsea, London, with Richards. While Richards and Jones planned to form their rhythm and blues band, Blues Incorporated. 

Jagger continued to study finance and accounting at the London School of Economics on a government scholarship. He had pondered pursuing a career as a journalist or as a politician, equating the latter to that of a pop star.

MICK JAGGER biography

Under the nickname Elmo Lewis, Brian Jones began working at the Ealing Club. There he met Richards and formed a “loosely knit version” of Blues Incorporated. Jagger began jamming with the band and eventually became a prominent vocalist.

Soon after, Richards, Jones, and Jagger began practicing on their own, building the foundation for the Rolling Stones.

Mick Jagger Relationship with Keith Richards

The media commonly refers to Mick Jagger’s relationship with bandmate Keith Richards as “love/hate.” In a 1998 interview, Richards stated: “I see our disagreements as a family dispute. If I scream and yell at him, it’s because no one else dares to do it, or they’re being paid not to.

At the same time, I’m hoping Mick understands that I’m simply a buddy trying to get him to follow the rules and do what needs to be done.”

MICK JAGGER biography

Life, Richards’ autobiography, was published on October 26, 2010. Richards labeled Jagger as “unbearable” in the book. According to an Associated Press piece from 15 October 2010, noting that their relationship had been strained “for decades.”

Richards’ position has softened by 2015, and while he still calls Jagger a “snob”. He adds, “I still love him deeply… your friends don’t have to be perfect.”

Mick Jagger – Personal Life

Jagger has been married (and divorced) twice, as well as having various previous relationships. Jagger was in a relationship with Marianne Faithfull, an English singer-songwriter/actress with whom he composed “Sister Morphine,”. A song featured on the Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers, from 1966 to 1970.

MICK JAGGER biography

From 1969 to 1970, he was in a relationship with Marsha Hunt. Even though Hunt was married at the time. Jagger met the American singer and the two began dating in 1969. Hunt was pregnant with Jagger’s first child, Karis, when the relationship ended in June 1970. She was the inspiration for the Sticky Fingers song “Brown Sugar.”

In 1970, he met Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias, a Nicaraguan woman. They married in a Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France, on May 12, 1971. They have one child, Jade. They split up in 1977.

She filed for divorce in May 1978, citing his adultery as the reason. From 1974 through 1976, during his marriage to Pérez-Mora Macias, Jagger had an affair with then-Playboy model Bebe Buell.

MICK JAGGER biography

 In late 1977, Jagger began dating American model Jerry Hall, with whom he moved in and had four children. On November 21, 1990, they married in an unauthorized private ceremony in Bali, Indonesia. They lived at Downe House in Richmond, London.

From 1991 through 1994, Jagger had an affair with Italian singer/model Carla Bruni.  He met with her during his engagement with Hall. When she married then-President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, she became France’s, First Lady.

After it was discovered that he had an affair with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez Morad. Jagger’s relationship with Hall came to an end.

The High Court of England and Wales in London declared Jagger’s unofficial marriage to Hall illegal, unlawful, and null and void in 1999. Jagger was in a relationship with English model Sophie Dahl from 2000 to 2001.

MICK JAGGER biography

From 2001 until she died in 2014, Jagger was in a relationship with fashion designer L’Wren Scott. She left her whole estate to him, which is estimated to be worth $9 million. Jagger established the L’Wren Scott scholarship at Central Saint Martins College in London.

Since Scott died in 2014, Jagger has been dating Melanie Hamrick, an American ballet dancer. Jagger was 73 years old when Hamrick gave birth to their son in 2016.

Jagger is the father of eight children by five different women. He also has five grandchildren. On May 19, 2014, when Jade’s daughter Assisi gave birth to a daughter, he became a great-grandfather.

Mick Jagger – As a producer

  • Running Out of Luck in 1987
  • Enigma in 2001
  • Being Mick in 2001
  • The Women in 2008
  • Get on Up in 2014
  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown in 2014
  • Vinyl in 2016
MICK JAGGER biography

For decades, the Rolling Stones have been regarded as one of the best rock and roll bands. Mick Jagger is known for his ability to pound out sentences and continually repeat small vocal riffs. As if he were an instrumentalist.

Mick Jagger understands how to read his crowd and perform the appropriate songs at the appropriate tempo, altering melodies as needed. He’s been on the cover of Rolling Stones magazine over 20 times since 1968.

Jagger is regarded as one of the most important and popular frontmen in Rock ‘n’ Roll history, with a career spanning more than 50 years.

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