The Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger has finally hit 70 but there's plenty of life in the old stone yet.
Friday 26th July 2013: 70 years of planetary life for the illustrious Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger as he celebrates becoming a septuagenarian. After an energetic Glastonbury performance back in June and a whole host of rock 'n' roll activities - not least dinner with Nick Clegg - hitting the headlines, The Stones have shown that they can still capture the interest of the media and convert a tonne more young fans for themselves despite having formed 51 years ago in 1962.
Jagger: Why Give Up When You Can Look Good Doing This?
After Glastonbury there was no time to sit down, hang up the bandanas and nestle into a future filled with colostomy bags and porcelain dentures. Instead, the band looked forward to two more mega headline sets in London's Hyde Park on 6th and 13th July to mark the close of their 50th anniversary tour and record some live tracks.
Now is it time to rest? No siree: in response to NME's question whether they'd like to play Hyde Park again, Jagger looked to the future: "Not this year. I haven't given it any thought and nor has it been offered. But I'd love to do it. It's a great gig. I did enjoy it. It was beautiful. It turned out to be so wonderful with the sun going down behind the park. It was a perfect London evening."
The Rolling Stones: More To Come After Hyde Park.
Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts have certainly led fascinating lives after rising up as the original rock stars in the mid-sixties height of fame, honing their anti-establishment image with drug arrests, sexually charged on stage antics and anarchist demonstrations against the Vietnam War outside London's US Embassy.
Now able to boast an extensive library as a 69 year-old, Richards admitted to having snorted his dad's ashes mixed with cocaine, whilst Wood has been in and out of rehab and drummer Watts battled with alcohol and drug addiction but after a recent throat cancer scare he focusses on breeding horses.
With such an array of colourful lives plus 24 studio and 11 live albums, you'd expect an official biographical account of The Rolling Stones' career but Mick Jagger isn't interested in penning an autobiography any time soon.
Defiant In The Face Of 70.
Instead, the band will continue to stay in their exotic yurts, dine with prime minister, perform headline appearances left, right and centre, and see locks of Jagger's hair sell for £4,000. Because what's the point in writing an autobiography when you're still making history?
The Rolling Stones.