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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

HBO's 'Vinyl' Series Premiere - Arrivals

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New York Premiere Of 'Vinyl'

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Madonna, Brian Eno And Mick Jagger Among Many Paying Tribute To David Bowie


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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.

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The Rolling Stones Attend A Photocall

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HBO To Show Scorsese And Jagger's Music Drama 'Vinyl' On Valentine's Day


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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 in 'Vinyl'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. 

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Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall Are Reportedly Dating


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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 MurdochRupert Murdoch at the celebration of the 200th episode of Bones in November 2014.

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Keith Richards Thinks Drugs 'Never Did Anything' For His Creativity


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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 RichardsKeith 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.”

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Poster For The Rolling Stones' 'Exhibitionism' Censored By Regulators


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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.

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The Rolling Stones are set to celebrate their long career as a band next year (2016) with their first exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery on King's Road, appropriately named 'Exhibitionism'. A variety of artefacts, art and videos will be on display, all collected over a period of three years.

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The Rolling Stones Announce Career Spanning London Exhibition


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Not content with being one of the most legendary bands of all time, The Rolling Stones have just announced their first career spanning exhibition which will take over London’s Saatchi Gallery from April 2016. Titled ‘The Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism’, it will run across nine galleries over two floors and showcase over 500 artefacts from the band’s history.

The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones have announced at career-spanning touring exhibition.

“We've been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions,” frontman Mick Jagger said. “I think right now, it’s an interesting time to do it. We’ve been pretty hands-on in this.”

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Hear Eric Clapton On Previously Unreleased Alternate Take Of The Rolling Stones' 'Brown Sugar'


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The Rolling Stones have shared a previously unheard version of classic track ‘Brown Sugar’, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. The alternate take was made public just days before it appears on the reissue of the band’s 1971 album Sticky Fingers, which hits on June 8th.

Rolling stonesThe Rolling Stones are reissuing Sticky Fingers later this month.

The version was said to have been recorded during a birthday party for Keith Richards and saxophone player Bobby Keys and has been cleaned up for the reissue. The cut also features Al Kooper on piano in place of Ian Stewart, whose version appears on Sticky Fingers.

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Mick Jagger Pays Tribute To L'Wren Scott On What Would Have Been Her Birthday


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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has paid tribute to his tragic girlfriend L’Wren Scott on what would have been the model’s 51st birthday.

Mick Jagger and L'Wren ScottMick Jagger and girlfriend L'Wren Scott were together for 13 years before she took her life

It was just over a year ago that Jagger’s girlfriend of 13 years took her life while the rocker was preparing for a seven-concert stretch in Australia and New Zealand. After hearing of the news of her death, the band’s remaining shows were called off.

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Could A New Rolling Stones Album Be In The Pipeline?


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They’ve just announced their first North American tour in nearly a decade, but Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is keen for the band to take on more work. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine (confusingly…), the rock legend wants them to record a new album.

The 71 year old guitarist revealed that “we're talking about doing some recording after this tour, but there's nothing definite. We just threw out the idea. I'd like to get the boys back in the studio again, yeah. Anything can happen.”

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The Rolling Stones Hit North America For The First Time In Nine Years With 2015 Zip Code Tour


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The Rolling Stones are set to hit the road yet again, this time re-visiting the States for the first time in nine years on their 15-date Zip Code tour. The veteran rockers will be performing everywhere from San Diego to Quebec in this North American bonanza.

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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will be performing at some of the biggest stadiums in the US and Canada on their forthcoming Summer tour which will run from May to July; kicking off at San Diego's Petco Park and wrapping up in Quebec with Le Festival D'Été de Québec, tickets for which will be available in April.

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Mick Jagger

Date of birth

26th July, 1943

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.78




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Great to be back in Buenos Aires. Had a lovely walk in the park today. See you all at the show at La Plata on Sunday! #StonesArgentina
Soundcheck in Santiago! #StonesEnChile
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Wearing purple last night in Santiago. Wear purple to show support for #worldcancerday #worldcancerday2016 #StonesEnChile
We're heading to South America next week! What songs do you want us to play on tour? And who's coming to the shows?! #stonesaméricalatina
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¡Gracias Santiago y Chile por una increíble primera noche de nuestra gira, fue bueno estar de regreso! Son el país más largo que ya hemos tocado #StonesEnChile #StonesAméricaLatina
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David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work. We had so many good times together. He was my friend, I will never forget him.


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