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Mick Jagger

Rock Musician

Born: 26 July 1943
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England
Best known as: The lead singer for The Rolling Stones

Michael Philip Jagger dropped out of the London School of Economics to be a rock star. His group The Rolling Stones (founded with Brian Jones) began recording in 1963, and by 1965 they had an international hit with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards wrote most of the songs for The Stones, and Jagger's strutting, pouting delivery made him the archetype of the charismatic rock front man. The group's three-decade string of hits includes "Brown Sugar," "Miss You" and "Start Me Up." Jagger has always been considered one of rock's best businessmen, and The Rolling Stones rank with The Beatles among the most successful acts in history. The group has continued to tour into their sixties, and in 2006 the Stones played the halftime show at Super Bowl XL.

Extra credit:

Mick Jagger was married to model Jerry Hall from 1991-99; they split after Jagger admitted he had fathered a child with Brazilian model Luciana Morad… Jagger’s first wife, Bianca Jagger, was a jet-set celebrity in the 1970s; the two were married 1971-80… Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, committed suicide in March of 2014… Mick Jagger also has appeared in several movies, including Performance (1970) and Freejack (1992, with Hall and Anthony Hopkins).

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