Mick Jagger – British rock musician
Mick Jagger is a British rock musician, actor, producer, vocalist of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
Philip Michael Jagger was born on July 26, 1943 in Dartford (Kent). His father worked in Döner Kebab.
Michael studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He had no interest in studying and was fond of singing. His favorite and most influential musicians were Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and Fats Domino. Michael tried to sing as loudly as possible, and once he even bit off the tip of his tongue. Soon he left school due to the fact that he together with Brian Jones and Keith Richards formed The Rolling Stones which became more and more popular.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met on the playground. In 1958, Jagger became a member of the blues band Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys. Keith entered the School of Art, where he met Mick’s old friend and his colleague Dick Taylor. In 1961, Brian Jones left The Ramrods and moved to London. He became guitarist in Blues Incorporated, dreaming of creating his own group. At the end of the year Brian acquainted with Mick and Keith.
Drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman completed the band, and they struggled for a year’s time playing in mostly working-class London barrooms. On July 12, 1962 there was the first official performance of Rolling Stones in London club Marquee. Their first big break came in 1963 when they played at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, outside London. By the end of 1964 they had released three albums through Decca Records.
In 1981, the Rolling Stones were one of the first bands to accept corporate sponsorship (from Jovan Perfumes).
The Rolling Stones is one of the most successful bands in the history of rock music. More than 20 songs entered the top ten of British charts.
In 2010, Mick created new group called SuperHeavy. In 2012, Jagger took part in the famous stand-up comedy show – Saturday Night Live, where he not only acted as a performer, but also demonstrated his acting skills.
He released five albums: She’s The Boss (1985), Primitive Cool (1987), Wandering Spirit (1993), Goddess in the Doorway (2001), The Very Best Of Mick Jagger (2007)
Jagger started his own film company, Jagged Edge, in 1996.
He starred in several films, including Sympathy for the Devil (1968), Ned Kelly (1970), Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978), Running out of Luck (1987), Escape from the Champs-Elysées (2001), The Rolling Stones. Let There Be Light (2008) – a film-concert, Baden-baden (2008).
At the age of 60 Jagger was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Jagger was married twice – model from Nicaragua Bianca Jagger (1971-1979) and model Jerry Hall (1983-1999).
Mick lived with American photo model and stylist L’Wren Scott from 2001 until her death in 2014 (she committed suicide).
He has 8 children from five women:
singer Marsha Hunt – daughter Karis Jagger Hunt (born on April 1, 1970);
his first wife Bianca Jagger – daughter Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger (born on October 21, 1971);
his second wife Jerry Hall – daughter Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger (born on February 3, 1984), son James Leroy Augustin Jagger (born on August 28, 1985), daughter Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger (born on January 12, 1992), son Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger (born on December 9, 1997);
Luciana Gimenez – son Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger (born on May 18, 1999);
ballerina Melanie Hemrick – a son (born on December 8, 2016).
Jagger have five grandchildren and became great-grandfather when his granddaughter Assisi gave birth to a girl on May 19, 2014.
Songs about Jagger
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera, 1st place in the Billboard Hot 100, 2011
Swagger Jagger – Cher Lloyd.
The Time (Dirty Bit) – Black Eyed Peas.
Heart and Soul – Jonas Brothers.
Niggas in Paris – Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Tik Tok – Kesha.
Jagger – Night Snipers.