|Country of origin:
|Dartford, Kent, England, UK
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Sir Michael Philip (Mick) Jagger, born 26 July 1943 in, Dartford, Kent – England is a rock musician, actor, producer and singer with the rock band The Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger was born on July 26, 1943 in Dartford (Kent). His father worked as a physical education teacher, and his mother took part in the work of the Conservative Union. Michael studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). University didn’t interest Michael, the only thing he liked was singing. He tried to sing as loudly as possible and once got so carried away that he bit the tip of his tongue. He soon dropped out of university due to the growing popularity of the group The Rolling Stones, which he co-founded with Brian Jones and Keith Richards.
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 enrolled in art school, where he met Mick’s old friend Dick Taylor and fellow artist Little Boy Blue. At the next meeting between Mike and Keith, the comrades agreed that Keith should pass an audition on Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys. He got a job playing guitar with Blues Incorporated and dreamed of starting his own band, inviting his friend and colleague, blues pianist Ian Stuart, to join. Charlie Watts also played with Blues Inc., later in the year he met Brian, Mick and Keith. They often played together and also hired Dick Taylor and Ian Stewart.
In 1962, the name “Rolling Stones” flashed in Jazz News for the first time. And on July 12 the first official performance of the group took place in the London club “Marquee”. In September Dick Taylor left the band and in December Bill Wyman officially joined the group as bassist. In January 1963, Charlie Watts joined the Stones, replacing Mick Aivory.
The image created by Jagger on stage is unique. His voice, sometimes rough, sometimes feminine and soft, thick lips, a lascivious smile, explicit sexual movements at concerts in front of thousands of spectators, aggression, energy and at the same time stupidity and grimaces – all this made Jagger one of the most popular rock frontmen.
In an interview, Mick Jagger said of a comparison of 1968 and 1998 that when it comes to sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, sex used to come first in the trinity and now drugs have taken its place. Then Jagger said he stopped drinking, smoking and using drugs. The reason for this decision was concern for his own health, since Jagger is already middle-aged. “I value my good name and don’t want to be passed off as the old ruin. After all, we’re still “stars”, albeit with “living legends” status! ‘ said Mick Jagger.
Jagger’s achievements in music were highly appreciated – on the 60th anniversary (2003) Queen Elizabeth II knighted Jagger.
In 2010, Mick Jagger formed a new group called “SuperHeavy”. These included Mick, a former member of the Eurythmics project, Dave Stewart, Bob’s youngest son Marley Damian, singer Joss Stone and Indian composer AR Rahman, known for his soundtracks to Danny Boyle’s films Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. Sources close to the musicians report that SuperHeavy has recorded a number of songs and even filmed a video for the song Miracle Worker.
In 2012, Mick Jagger took part in the famous stand-up comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he not only appeared alongside Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, but also showcased his acting skills in the miniature genre.
Mick Jagger underwent successful heart surgery in April 2019.
Jagger was knighted for services to popular music in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honors and on 12 December 2003 he received the award from The Prince of Wales. Jagger’s father and daughters Karis and Elizabeth were in attendance. Jagger explained that while the award didn’t mean much to him, he was “touched” by the relevance it had to his father as his father was “very proud”.
Jagger’s knighthood received mixed reactions. Some fans were disappointed when he accepted the honor as it appeared to contradict his anti-establishment stance. A report by UPI in December 2003 found that Jagger has no “known records of community service or public service” despite being a British Museum patron. Jagger announced that “aside from the Rolling Stones, the Queen is the best Britain has to offer” but was absent from the Queen’s Golden Jubilee pop concert at Buckingham Palace to mark her 50th accession to the throne. Charlie Watts was quoted in the book “According to the Rolling Stones” as saying: “Anyone else would be lynched: 18 women and 20 children and he’ll be knighted, fantastic!”.
Jagger’s knighthood also caused some friction with bandmate Keith Richards, who was irritated when Jagger accepted the “measurable honor.” Richards said he didn’t want to take the stage with someone wearing a “crown and the old ermine. It’s about what the Stones are about, isn’t it?” Jagger replied. “I think he’d probably like to get the same honor himself. It’s like getting an ice cream cone – you get one and everyone wants one. ”
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs.