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Sir Michael Phillip Jagger (better known as 'Mick Jagger', born 26.7.1943) Mick Jagger is an English rock singer who rose to fame in the 1960s as frontman of The Rolling Stones.
Childhood: Mick Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent. His father, Basil Fanshawe Jagger, was a teacher and his mother, Eva Ensley Jagger was an active member of the Conservative Party.
Mick was a successful scholar and passed three A-levels at Dartford Grammar School and won a scholarship to London School of Economics, though he did not graduate from the college.
Jagger loved to sing as a child and sang in the church choir. Aged 19, Jagger began to perform as a singer at a London club, The Firehouse. Sharing a love of rhythm and blues music, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards moved into a Chelsea flat together with Brian Jones, where The Rolling Stones was conceived.
Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones performed their first gig as a three-piece at the Marquee Club in London. They later added drummer Charlie Watts to the lineup and recruited Andrew Loog Oldham as their manager.
The band relied on cover songs for their early chart success but Jagger and Richards soon found their feet writing their own compositions, and one of their early numbers, ''Satisfaction', was their first international hit. They were portrayed by the music press as a gang of rugged troublemakers: a far cry from the clean-cut image of The Beatles.
In 1967, Jagger was arrested and sentenced to three months imprisonment for possession of four pep pills that he had bought in Italy. The sentence was eventually reduced but this would not be Jagger's last run-in with the police.
Jagger now controls the band's business affairs, along with his friend Rupert Löwenstein. The band continues to perform, decades after their formation and Jagger continues to court controversy. On their 2005 album, A Bigger Bang, the singer openly attacks George W. Bush on the song 'Sweet Neo Con'.
The Rolling Stones were reported to have earned a combined $437 million on their A Bigger Bang tour of 2007 and they were listed in that year's Guiness World Records book for the achievement. Jagger's own fortune is estimated to be worth around £215 million.
Film career: Jagger's most famous film appearance is probably in Nicolas Roeg's 1968 film Performance. In 1970 he also appeared as a bushranger in Ned Kelly. In 1969, Jagger improvised the soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's Invocation of my Demon Brother on a Moog synthesizer. In 1978, Jagger was cast in the Rutles film, All You Need Is Cash, a take on The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love.' Later on, he gained a reputation for playing the heavy, in films such as Freejack (1992), Bent (1997) and the Man From Elysian Fields (2002)
Jagger formed his own film company in 1995, entitled Jagged Films. Its first release was Enigma in 2001, followed by a documentary about Jagger, entitled Being Mick, the release of which coincided with the release of Goddess in the Doorway.
In 2008, Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary, Shine A Light was screened in Berlin. The film features footage of the band on their A Bigger Bang tour.
Personal Life: Mick Jagger has had a number of high-profile relationships. His six-year relationship with singer Marianne Faithfull in the 1960s was widely publicized. In 1971, Jagger married Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías. They were divorced in 1980, when Bianca discovered Jagger's infidelity with Jerry Hall. Hall and Jagger lived together for a long time and had several children together. They eventually married in 1990, in a Hindu beach ceremony. This marriage was annulled in 1999 when Jerry had discovered that Jagger had fathered a child with Luciana Gimenez, during the time that he was married to her. Mick has also been linked to Chrissie Shrimpton, Bebe Buell and Carla Bruni. In total, Mick Jagger has fathered seven children, to four different women. He has three grandchildren.
In 2008, a story emerged that the Hell's Angels had plotted to kill Mick Jagger in 1969, when he refused to use them as a security service at the Altamont Free Concert.
In December 2003, Mick Jagger was awarded with a knighthood for his services to music. Some fans were disappointed that Jagger accepted the honour, arguing that it contradicted his anti-establishment views.
Mick and American ballerina Melanie Hamrick have been dating since 2014.
Sir Mick Jagger is expecting his eighth child at age 72, a representative for the Rolling Stones frontman has confirmed. Mick’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Melanie Hamrick, is said to be three months pregnant and the couple are “surprised and happy” at the news of the pregnancy.
Mick Jagger is to become a dad again for the eighth time.
Speaking to The Sun, a source close to Hamrick said: “This is great news. It will be Mick’s eighth child and nothing fazes him. He’s been incredibly supportive. She’s very bright, intelligent, sparky and has her own ideas about how she wants to lead her life.”
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The show was previously given a second season after the first episode aired in February.
HBO has announced that period drama ‘Vinyl’ will not be coming back to our screens, despite previously green lighting a second season. The 70s drama, which was created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, suffered from low ratings throughout its first season, despite the big names behind it.
Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in ‘Vinyl’.
In a statement, HBO said: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of 'Vinyl'. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”
Continue reading: HBO Changes Its Mind And Cancels 'Vinyl' Season Two
In 1995 The Rolling Stones released an album called Stripped. It featured a number of (predominantly acoustic) covers of their own material and some of their favourite songs to play to support the release of the album they played 3 intimate gigs. Now the band has released footage of the studio recording process along with a number of interview snippets and numerous on stage performances from three of their European dates in 1995: The Paradiso in Amsterdam, L'Olympia in Paris and Brixton Academy in London in July.
CD Track Listing:
Not Fade Away - Amsterdam / Honky Tonk Women - Paris / Dead Flowers - Amsterdam / Faraway Eyes- London / Shine A Light - Amsterdam / I Go Wild - Paris / Miss You - London / Like A Rolling Stone - Amsterdam / Brown Sugar - Paris / Midnight Rambler - London / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Paris / Gimme Shelter - Amsterdam / Rip This Joint - Amsterdam / Street Fighting Man - Amsterdam
DVD1 - 'Totally Stripped' Documentary
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The Rolling Stones singer said that 'Brexit' might be beneficial for the United Kingdom - in the long term.
The singer was speaking at the launch of the group’s new ‘Exhibitionism’ art installation at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Sunday evening (April 3rd). When asked by Sky News about the issue tearing Britain’s political parties apart, he claimed that although he didn’t feel the question would affect him personally either way, he felt that it might be beneficial for Britain after some initial turbulence.
Mick Jagger with the rest of the Rolling Stones at the opening of 'Exhibitionism' at the Saatchi Gallery
Continue reading: Mick Jagger In Favour Of Quitting EU
Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger , Charlie Watts - Opening Night Gala of The Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' at the Saatchi Gallery - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th April 2016
Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts , Mick Jagger - Opening Night Gala of Rolling Stone's 'Exhibitionism' at the Saatchi Gallery. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th April 2016
The Rolling Stones singer said he was ‘very upset’ following the death of Bowie in January.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has opened up on his sadness following the death of David Bowie in January. Jagger and Bowie had been friends for decades, but had not seen much of each other over the past few years. Speaking to The Mirror, Jagger revealed he wishes he'd contacted Bowie in the days before his passing.
Mick Jagger was ‘very upset’ over the death of friend David Bowie.
Jagger said he was in New York’s Greenwich Village, just a short walk from Bowie’s apartment, when he learned of the music legend’s death from terminal liver cancer. “I was listening to his album before he died and ahead of it coming out,” Jagger said.
Tributes having been coming in from all over the world, honouring the memory of David Bowie.
Tributes and condolences have been pouring in from around the world following the death of David Bowie, which was announced early on Monday morning (January 11th).
The extent of Bowie’s illness was unknown to all but a select few, and the announcement of his passing at the age of 69 has come as a great shock to many, particularly as he had only released his 25th album Blackstar three days previously.
David Bowie, 1947-2016
The upcoming show stars Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale.
Finally, the premiere date for forthcoming HBO drama 'Vinyl' has been announced, with a feature length pilot episode to kick it all off. Exploring music in the 1970s, the series has been produced by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger.
Bobby Cannavale stars as Richie Finestra in 'Vinyl'
Created by the Oscar nominated Terence Winter, best known for his work on such shows as 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Sopranos' as well as movies like 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', the show has been in production since 2011 but after much waiting, we'll see the finished result for the first time in 2016. 'Vinyl' follows the story of a fictional New York record label called American Century Records and its founder Richie Finestra, tracing music through the decades from punk, through disco, to rock 'n' roll.
Continue reading: HBO To Show Scorsese And Jagger's Music Drama 'Vinyl' On Valentine's Day
The new couple allegedly plan to go public with their relationship this weekend at the Rugby World Cup.
Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch are reportedly dating. Rumours about their alleged involvement have been circulating for a number of weeks but now a source close to the Murdoch family has confirmed they are dating.
Rupert Murdoch at the celebration of the 200th episode of Bones in November 2014.
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The rocker has also discussed the death of his infant son Tara in 1976.
Rolling Stones wildman Keith Richards has said he never felt drugs did anything for his creativity. Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s 'Desert Island Discs', the 71 year old discussed his lengthly career, as well as the death of his infant son in 1976 and his decision to play a show just two hours after hearing the news.
Keith Richards has said drugs never did anything for his creativity.
Speaking about his drug use Richards told Young, "I have never felt it did anything for my creativity. It kept me up a lot at nights looking for the stuff. It was something that I had to stop because I realised there are experiments that go on too long.”
Continue reading: Keith Richards Thinks Drugs 'Never Did Anything' For His Creativity
The poster was deemed too risque by advertising authorities in the English capital, and will be altered before its release next Monday.
The Rolling Stones have expressed their puzzlement at the decision taken by London Underground to censor the promotional poster for their upcoming exhibition at tube stations around the capital.
On Wednesday (July 8th), The Guardian reported that the poster, featuring the band’s iconic ‘lips and tongue’ logo over the crotch area of a scantily clad woman, had been rejected by regulators in charge of advertising standards. Exterion Media, as well as bus regulators Clear Channel, both deemed the image too suggestive.
The Rolling Stones playing in July 2014
Continue reading: Poster For The Rolling Stones' 'Exhibitionism' Censored By Regulators
Date of birth
26th July, 1943
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Well played Andy! Looking forward to the Euro final tonight #WimbledonFinals #Euro2016Final
Looking forward to Italy v Spain tonight, and of course England v Iceland. Let's see some goals guys !! #EURO2016
Excited to be taking our exhibit to NYC in November! Find out all the info here https://t.co/I1viOYHJRu #StonesIsm https://t.co/P2CwsgXeL8
The Style room is one of my favourites in the exhibition! #StonesIsm https://t.co/0qjfeUWxoO
Off to the euros ! #EURO2016 https://t.co/NepIw7jBGC
Can't wait to play Sin City on October 19! #StonesVegas https://t.co/5DilPxuD75
The first room of the London Stones exhibition has a map of the world showing every gig we’ve played #StonesIsm https://t.co/XriXI4QFth
Looking forward to playing @DesertTripIndio with some old friends! #StonesDesertTrip https://t.co/b9ImDBxeYE
Remembering L'Wren on her birthday https://t.co/uDNXiab6hP
Prince was one of the most unique and exciting artists of the last 30 years. 3/3
Prince was an original lyricist and a startling guitar player. His talent was limitless. 2/3
I am so saddened to hear of Prince's passing. Prince was a revolutionary artist, a wonderful musician and composer. 1/3
The exhibition opens tomorrow. If you come and see it let me know what you think. We love it, and I hope you do too! #StonesIsm
Backstage area looking very authentic, feel like I'm ready to go on! #StonesIsm
I'm at the exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery. Everything is finally up and running, loving the costume room! #StonesIsm
So looking forward to the 20/20 final on Sunday. Who'd have bet that these two teams would be in the final? It's going to be close! #WT20
Well done @englandcricket Great knock @JasonRoy20 See you on Sunday ! #WT20
¡Con muchas ganas de verlos en el show mañana! Looking forward to seeing you all at the show tomorrow! #StonesMéxico https://t.co/nJJrl8e8Ux
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