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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 Jagger has paid tribute to his late girlfriend L'Wren Scott on what would have been her 52nd birthday.
The rocker posted a photo of his former partner on Twitter Thursday (28Apr16) and added the caption: "Remembering L'Wren on her birthday."
Jagger did something similar last year (Apr15) to mark her 51st birthday.
The fashion designer was found dead in her New York City apartment on 17 March, 2014. Reports suggest she took her own life.
Continue reading: Mick Jagger Remembers Tragic Girlfriend On Her 52nd Birthday
Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall reunited to celebrate the wedding of their son, Vinyl star James Jagger.
The 30-year-old actor and his wife Anoushka Sharma celebrated their nuptials on Saturday (23Apr16) after officially marrying in New York last September (15).
The 72-year-old rocker smiled alongside his 59-year-old ex-partner, despite their acrimonious split back in 1999 after Jagger's allegedly numerous affairs .
Continue reading: James Jagger Joined By Family At Wedding Celebration
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
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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
Ronnie Wood's Rolling Stones bandmates are set to help the father-to-be with parenting duties when wife Sally gives birth to twins.
Sally's twin daughters are due in June (16), and Ronnie says that his musical colleagues can't wait to meet the new additions to the group's extended family.
The 68-year-old star will take his girls on tour with the band and has indicated frontman Mick Jagger has offered to share the burden of parenthood by acting as a nanny.
"The Rolling Stones are all thrilled," he tells Britain's HELLO! magazine. "Keith loves kids, so he's excited, and Mick keeps telling me to give him a year and then he'll be our nanny, so now we're calling him Nanny Mick.
Continue reading: Rolling Stones To Muck In And Help Father-to-be Ronnie Wood
The Rolling Stones played to nearly 500,000 fans in Cuba on Friday (25Mar16) in a historic free concert in Havana.
The British veteran rockers are the first Western band to play in the country since the Communist Revolution, and frontman Sir Mick Jagger told fans at the Ciudad Deportiva venue that it would be an "unforgettable" night.
Before opening the show with Jumpin' Jack Flash, the singer addressed the crowd in Spanish, "Hola Habana, buenas noches mi gente de Cuba" - which translates as "Hello Havana, goodnight my people of Cuba."
He added, "We're finally here. I'm sure this will be an unforgettable night."
Continue reading: Rolling Stones Play Historic Cuba Gig
The Rolling Stones have arrived in Cuba ahead of their historic concert in the communist country.
The legendary British rockers are set to become the first major rock act to perform in Cuba when they play a huge free concert at Havana's Ciudad Deportiva venue on Friday (25Mar16).
After the group's plane touched down at Havana airport on Thursday evening (24Mar16), frontman Mick Jagger told Sky News, "Time changes everything and we're very pleased to be here, and I'm sure it's going to be a great show tomorrow. We'd better get ready and get the set list together. I think it's great."
Like many Western acts, the band's music was banned from Cuban radio until 15 years ago, but a recent thaw in relations between Cuba and non-communist countries has paved the way for the groundbreaking gig.
Continue reading: Rolling Stones Touch Down In Cuba Ahead Of Historic Gig
The Rolling Stones have sent a special message to Cuban fans ahead of their historic concert in the Communist country.
The legendary British rockers are due to become the first major rock band to play in the country since it became Communist in 1959 when they take to the stage at the Ciudad Deportivo venue in Havana on Friday (25Mar16).
Ahead of their groundbreaking show in the Cuban capital, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards sent a video message to their fans in the long isolated nation.
The video, posted on Facebook, opened with the group shouting "Ola Cuba!", before a recorded voice-over read out a message thanking their fans for the opportunity to play.
Continue reading: The Rolling Stones Salute Cuban Fans Ahead Of Historic Gig
Mick Jagger is so slim, even Kate Moss can't fit into his stage outfits.
The supermodel planned to wear the same pink suit donned by The Rolling Stones Frontman when he performed their hit song Brown Sugar on U.K. TV music show Top of the Pops in 1971.
However, the trim British beauty failed to squeeze into the suit for a photo shoot promoting a London exhibition of paraphernalia from the group's half a century in rock.
But the 72-year-old doesn't blame Kate for struggling to fit into his clothes, as he thinks they might have shrunk a little over the years.
Continue reading: Kate Moss Can't Fit Into Mick Jagger's Suit
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.
Rocker Mick Jagger feels comforted by wearing clothes designed by his late partner L'Wren Scott following her tragic death.
The fashion designer, 49, committed suicide on 17 March, 2014 in New York City while Jagger, her boyfriend of 13 years, was on the road touring with his band the Rolling Stones.
The 72-year-old admits coming to terms with Scott's passing remains difficult and he finds himself observing her memory constantly by donning the outfits she designed for him.
"I don't find it difficult emotionally to wear her clothes," he tells U.K. newspaper The Mirror. "In fact, it's quite nice for me. I've got a big selection of her stuff and the wardrobe mistress goes nuts because I always want to bring them all on tour.
Continue reading: Mick Jagger Still Wears Clothes By Late Girlfriend L'wren Scott
Date of birth
26th July, 1943
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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
Gracias por el maravilloso concierto de ayer en Colombia. Deseo volver pronto y por largo tiempo para ver y disfrutar mas de su hermoso país
Backstage at the show yesterday, being entertained by the Ballumbroso Family band! Bye Perú, thanks for a great show https://t.co/wA5i64u6gB
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Que publico tão espetacular Porto Alegre! Vocês foram demais na chuva! #StonesPoa https://t.co/QTnscAfWZe
Brilliant audience Porto Alegre! You rocked all through the rain !! #StonesPoa https://t.co/7aaAyqnEhY
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RT @RollingStones: !The Rolling Stones anuncian concierto gratis en Cuba! #StonesCuba https://t.co/Xdl4DW9lnH https://t.co/6idtYqexbK
Cantando na chuva! Singing in the rain! #StonesSãoPaulo https://t.co/sAaa5Oa38x
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