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Overview (3)

Born in Dartford, Kent, England, UK
Birth NameMichael Phillip Jagger
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined with blues. Between 1960 and 1962 The Rolling Stones formed. It was comprised of Mick on lead vocal and harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, Charlie Watts on drums and Brian Jones on guitar.

In 1964 they released their first album "The Rolling Stones". Eventually in 1965 they had their first number 1 hit in the UK with "The Last Time" which was followed by "I can't get no Satisfaction". Throughout 1966-1969 they toured the world with many great hits like "Let's Spend the night together" (1967) and "Sympathy for the Devil" (1968). But in 1969 Brian Jones committed suicide and Mick and Keith Richards were blamed for his death. But this fusion blew over and they got another guitarist to replace Brian in Mick Taylor. They released the album "Let it Bleed" (1969) with the track "Honky Tonk Woman". After they completed a North American tour Jagger finally went to star in Performance (1970) as the retired rock star Turner. The film was released in August 1970 with Mick starring opposite James Fox and Mick even had his first solo hit which was the soundtrack to the film "Memo from Turner".

In 1971 The Rolling Stones came back with the album "Sticky Fingers" which would be the most popular album they ever made. From this album there were songs like "Wild Horses" and "Brown Sugar" and were major hits all over the world. While this was happening Bianca Jagger gave birth to Jaggers daughter Jade Jagger. Throughout the 70s The Rolling Stones made thousands of live performances and achieved endless record sales with hits like "Angie" (1973), "It's Only Rock and Roll" (1974), "Hot Stuff" (1976) and "Respectable" (1978). In 1974 Ronnie Wood had replaced Mick Taylor on guitar and Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood both played lead guitar. In 1980 Jagger divorced Bianca Jagger and went on to record and release "Emotional Rescue" with The Rolling Stones and it was a platinum album. In 1981 "Tattoo You" was released and the group went on a major world tour, their first in three years, which filled stadiums in the US and arenas in Europe. After the tour ended in 1982 Jagger was starting to like other music. In 1983 The Rolling Stones recorded the album "Undercover" at the Compass Point in Nassau. But recording sessions didn't go well as during this time Mick and Keith Richard were having arguments about the kind of music the group should be playing. Even though the album was a success it seemed like The Rolling Stones were now going over the edge.

In May 1984 Mick recorded "State of Shock" with The Jacksons which led Mick wanting to try out a solo career. So in September he recorded his first solo album with guests like Pete Townshend and Jeff Beck. Shortly before the album was released The Rolling Stones decided to record their first album under a new Sony records contract. Keith Richards didn't approve of the solo efforts - he wanted Mick to stick to The Rolling Stones. In July 1985 Jagger made his first solo live appearance at the Live Aid benefit concert in Philadelphia. The Rolling Stones were going to perform but decided not to as things weren't going well for them at the time. During 1986 Mick worked on his second solo album "Primitive Cool" which he hoped would be a success but this was not to be. However, his 1988 tour proved to be a success, selling out in Japan.

But Mick accepted the fact that the only way to carry on with success was to get back with The Rolling Stones so in January 1989 he and Keith Richards reformed and they wrote songs for what was to be the "Steel Wheels" album. After the album was released The Rolling Stones went on a major worldwide tour with special concerts at London's Wembley Stadium. Sadly though in 1992 bassist of The Rolling Stones Bill Wyman announced his departure from the group which was to be the following year. Even though The Rolling Stones were upset to see him leave they accepted the fact that he'd been in there too long and they had to let go. Jagger released some more solo material during this time but it wasn't such a success. In 1994 The Rolling Stones released the album "Voodoo Lounge" and they went back on tour. The first The Rolling Stones project without Bill Wyman. The tour was the biggest tour in rock history raising over 300 million. As this tour was a success they returned yet again in 1997 with the "Bridges to Babylon" album and tour which lasted for two years which was combined with the "No Security" live album and tour. After the tour was finished Jagger's marriage was on the line as he had another child from a secret love affair. Soon after this was found out the marriage between him and Jerry Hall had ended. Since then Jagger's been a film producer and a solo artist. He has produced the film Enigma (2001) and has recorded his 2001 album "Goddess in the Doorway" - another commercial flop. But never fear because just recently the Stones announced a 40th Anniversary tour and that it will start in September, 2002.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: vanessawhistler1971@hotmail.com

Family (3)

Spouse Jerry Hall (21 November 1990 - 13 August 1999)  (annulled)  (4 children)
Bianca Jagger (12 May 1971 - 2 November 1979)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Children Karis Jagger
Jade Jagger
Elizabeth Jagger
Georgia Jagger
Lucas Jagger
Parents Basil Fanshawe Jagger
Eva Ensley Mary Scutts

Trade Mark (4)

His liver lips
His dancing on stage
Cheeky, chauvinistic lyrics.
His deep baritone singing voice with a strong falsetto register

Trivia (54)

To date (2010), Jagger has fathered 8 children from 2 marriages and 5 ladies: Marsha A. Hunt has daughter Karis Jagger (4 November 1970); Bianca Jagger has daughter Jade Jagger (21 October 1971); Jerry Hall has daughter Elizabeth Jagger (2 March 1984); son James Jagger (28 August 1985); daughter Georgia Jagger (12 January 1992) and son Gabriel Jagger (December 1997); Luciana Gimenez has son Lucas Jagger (18 May 1999); Melanie Hamrick has son Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger (8 December 2016).
His 1971 smash hit "Brown Sugar" was written expressly for then lover Marsha A. Hunt.
He is the grandfather of Assisi, born July 1992, and Amba Jagger, born in 1996, children of his daughter Jade Jagger.
He wrote the song "Angie" to David Bowie's ex-wife Angie Bowie after their break-up. They had a relationship while Angie and David were still married (this statement is false according to Angie Bowie in her book "Backstage Passes". She states that the song "Angie" was probably not about her),.
He attended the London School of Economics.
He sang back-up vocals on the Carly Simon hit "You're So Vain." Jagger is more noticeable toward the end of the song when his accent comes through.
When he took his son to the school that he went to all the teachers were excited to see him but the kids just said "'Ere. It's that man that used to be in The Beatles."
He failed an audition for the F. Murray Abraham role in Amadeus (1984). A Clockwork Orange (1971) was conceived as a possible vehicle for The Rolling Stones with Jagger in the role as Alex.
He supposedly tried out for the role of Dr. Frank N' Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
The lyrics to the song "Wild Horses" are reported to have been written about Marianne Faithfull, who miscarried her and Jagger's child. It's also been said that Gram Parsons was the inspiration for that song.
He was born to Basil Fanshawe Jagger (6 April 1913 - 11 November 2006), called Joe, a teacher, and his Australian wife Eva Ensley Mary Scutts (13 April 1913 - 18 May 2000), he grew up in a middle-class family.
He was knighted by Prince Charles on 12 December 2003.
He sang as a guest vocalist on The Jacksons's hit song "State of Shock" (1984).
He was invited to the famous orchestral session for "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles.
His brother, Chris Jagger, is also a musician.
He was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Rolling Stones (1989).
His personal fortune is an estimated GBP 215 million.
On 11 May 2003, he was voted the 83rd Worst Briton in Channel 4's poll of the 100 Worst Britons.
As a member of The Rolling Stones, he performed for over 500,000 people on July 30th, 2003 at Downsview Park in Toronto. Along with The Rolling Stones were AC/DC, Justin Timberlake, The Guess Who, Rush, The Flaming Lips, Sam Roberts, etc. The concert was a benefit for the victims of SARS and to help out the Toronto economy.
He attended Dartford Grammar School during from the mid to late 1950s and was said to have been president of the school photographic society so that he could be in possession of a set of keys to the school dark room. Ideal place to take girls during school dances!.
The North American leg of The Rolling Stones's 1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour was the most financially successful tour in the history of mankind.
In Knebworth, The Rolling Stones played to their single largest paying audience ever: 200,000 people attended the concert - however, they have played to larger audiences in free concerts (21 August 1976).
He was voted the 4th sexiest artist in music history in VH1's The Greatest: 100 Sexiest Artists (2002).
He has had nine US number one singles with The Rolling Stones; "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1965), "Get Off Of My Cloud" (1965), "19th Nervous Breakdown" (1966), "Paint It Black" (1966), "Ruby Tuesday" (1967), "Honky Tonk Women" (1969), "Brown Sugar" (1971), "Angie" (1973) and "Miss You" (1978).
He is the lead singer and harmonica player of The Rolling Stones. In 1985, he signed a short-lived solo deal, and shortly afterwards, performed with Tina Turner at the Live Aid (1985) benefit concert in Philadelphia.
The Rolling Stones were voted the 4th Greatest Rock & Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
He has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine twenty times. The first time was in 1968, and the last one (so far) was in 2005.
In protest at the high income tax on top earners by the Harold Wilson and Edward Heath governments, he became a tax exile from England (along with his band-mates) by living in France during the late 1960s to early 1970s. He has never officially lived in the UK since.
He was the winner (with Keith Richards) of the Ivor Novello Special Award for Songwriting in 2005.
He was a frequent guest at the infamous Studio 54.
His father, Joe Jagger, died of pneumonia at age 93 (11 November 2006).
He is portrayed by Luke de Woolfson in Stoned (2005).
He was inducted as part of The Rolling Stones into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture (11 November 2004).
He is portrayed by Viktor Norén in Eight Miles High (2007).
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with fellow The Rolling Stones member Keith Richards (1993).
He is a big fan of The Beach Boys. He stated on a British television talk-show in 1964 that The Beach Boys "I Get Around" was one of the greatest songs he had ever heard.
As his mother Eva was an active member, he has been a longtime supporter of the British Conservative Party.
He was a longtime companion of model L'Wren Scott since 2001. She was found dead in her New York City flat on March 17, 2014.
He was romantically linked to former model Carla Bruni, who has been First Lady of France since 2008.
He began a secret affair with Jerry Hall while she was still engaged to Bryan Ferry in 1976.
He has homes in several countries.
In 2009, The Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $311 million.
He is the former brother-in-law of actress Cyndy Hall.
In The Rolling Stones' final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka "The Ed Sullivan Show") on November 23, 1969, they performed "Love In Vain", "Gimme Shelter" and "Country Honk", the slow version of "Honky Tonk Women".
With Keith Richards, Jagger paid for the funeral arrangements of blues musician Hubert Sumlin, in recognition of the musical influence he had been on the band.
He speaks French fluently.
In August 2005, The Rolling Stones are beginning another tour starting in Late August.
In September 2002, The Rolling Stones have begun their "40th Anniversary Licks Tour" in the Fleet Center, Boston.
His youngest child was born 8 December 2016, named Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger, to his girlfriend American ballerina Melanie Hamrick. His newborn son is already great-great uncle to Assisi's daughter Ezra.
His favorite Martin Scorsese film is Kundun (1997).
Although he was not living in England, during the 1970s he owned the Stargroves country mansion in Hampshire. The location was used as a recording facility by bands including The Who and Led Zeppelin, and it was also used for filming the location scenes for two Doctor Who (1963) serials.
He is portrayed by Dominic Sherwood in Not Fade Away (2012).
Founder and lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones.

Personal Quotes (15)

[on media coverage of him]: As long as my face is on page one, I don't care what they say about me on page seventeen.
I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
Either we stay at home and become pillars of the community or we go out and tour. We couldn't really find any communities that still needed pillars.
I am conservative with a small "c". It's possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.
All dancing is a replacement for sex.
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
[about Elvis Presley] He was a unique artist... an original in an area of imitators.
[on Bo Diddley] He was a wonderful, original musician who was an enormous force in music and was a big influence on The Rolling Stones. He was very generous to us in our early years and we learned a lot from him. We will never see his like again.
[in 1980, explaining why the Stones removed the song "Claudine" (about Claudine Longet's murder trial) from the Emotional Rescue album after her lawyers threatened to sue] We've done things that we can't use because they're too close to the knuckle as far as people are concerned. I don't mind being sued - there's always 2 or 3 lawsuits currently running against someone with more than $50,000 to their name - but I don't want to put out a million albums and then have to withdraw them...
[on Hubert Sumlin] Hubert was an incisive yet delicate blues player. He had a really distinctive and original tone and was a wonderful foil for Howlin' Wolf's growling vocal style ... He was an inspiration to us all.
[commenting in 1985 on The Smiths album "Meat Is Murder" going to number one in the UK] I'm not sure I wanna hear a whole album about meat.
[on scalping and the secondary sourcing of tickets] The artist is totally powerless in this. People have made a lot of fuss about it before, but - on the other side - some people are like 'We might as well participate in it'. Why shouldn't they in a way?.. It's completely legal, so - until it's illegal - there's nothing much anyone can do about that.
Solomon Burke had such a great voice...powerful but in total control. It oozed soul. The great man had a wonderful sense of phrasing and dynamics born out of the church and gospel experience. We loved that and he was a huge influence on all of us, but especially myself in those early formative years.
When I first went to America, I met James Brown at the Apollo, and he let me hang out with him and watch his shows. I copied all of his moves. I used to do his slide across the stage, when you move laterally from one side of the stage to the other, twisting your foot on one leg. I couldn't do the splits, so I didn't even bother. Everyone did the microphone trick, where you pushed the microphone, then you put your foot on it , and it comes back. James probably did it best.

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