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." Mick 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." Their landmark albums Let It Bleed (1969) and Exile on Main Street (1972) were named the #32 and #7 greatest albums of all time in a 2012 survey of experts conducted by Rolling Stone magazine. Mick Jagger has always been considered one of rock's best businessmen, and The Rolling Stones rank with The Beatles among the most successful artistic and money-making acts in history. The group continued to tour and perform into their seventies; among other gigs, in 2006 the Stones played the halftime show at Super Bowl XL.
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Mick Jagger was the companion of model Jerry Hall for many years; they split in 1999 after Jagger admitted he had fathered a child with Brazilian model Luciana Morad. Hall married media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 2016… Mick Jagger’s first wife, Bianca Jagger, was a jet-set celebrity in the 1970s; the two were married 1971-80… Mick 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)… The popular music magazine and website Rolling Stone has no connection to the band The Rolling Stones. Both were named for “Rollin’ Stone,” a song recorded in 1950 by Muddy Waters.

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