45 Facts About Mick Jagger

1. Sir Michael Philip Mick Jagger was born on 26 July 1943 and is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who has achieved international fame as the lead vocalist and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.

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2. Mick Jagger studied at the London School of Economics before abandoning his studies to join the Rolling Stones.

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3. Mick Jagger was married to Bianca Jagger from 1971 to 1978, and has had several other relationships, resulting in eight children with five women.

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4. In 1989, Mick Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones in 2004.

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5. In September 1950, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford, before the Mick Jagger family's 1954 move to Wilmington, Kent.

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6. Mick Jagger met Richards again on 17 October 1961 on platform two of Dartford railway station.

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7. The Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records Mick Jagger was carrying revealed a shared interest in rhythm and blues.

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8. Jones, Richards, and Mick Jagger began to jam with the group, Mick Jagger eventually becoming the featured singer.

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9. Two days after the article was published Mick Jagger filed a writ for libel against the News of the World.

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10. The traditionally conservative editor of The Times, William Rees-Mogg, wrote an article critical of the sentences; and on appeal, Richards' sentence was overturned and Mick Jagger's was amended to a conditional discharge.

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11. Mick Jagger said Jones was "not psychologically suited to this way of life".

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12. In 1970, Mick Jagger bought Stargroves, a manor house and estate near East Woodhay in Hampshire.

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13. Mick Jagger started writing and recording material for his first solo album She's the Boss.

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14. Mick Jagger performed without the Stones for the Live Aid multi-venue charity concert in 1985.

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15. When Richards got himself off heroin and became more present in decision making, Mick Jagger was not used to Richards' presence and did not like his authority diminished.

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16. Mick Jagger released his second solo album, Primitive Cool, in 1987.

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17. Mick Jagger produced the songs "Glamour Boys" and "Which Way to America" on Living Colour's album Vivid in 1988.

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18. Mick Jagger agreed, saying: "Because we've been doing it for so long, we don't really have to discuss it.

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19. Mick Jagger acquired Rick Rubin as co-producer in January 1992 for what would become his third solo album, Wandering Spirit.

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20. On Wandering Spirit, Mick Jagger kept celebrity guests to a minimum, having only Lenny Kravitz as a vocalist on his cover of Bill Withers' "Use Me" and bassist Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers on three separate tracks.

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21. Mick Jagger signed with Atlantic Records, which had signed the Stones in the 1970s, to distribute the record.

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22. Mick Jagger celebrated the Rolling Stones' 40th anniversary by touring with the band on the year-long Licks Tour, supporting their commercially successful career retrospective Forty Licks double album.

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23. When Mick Jagger held out a mic to him, Obama twice sang the line "Come on, baby don't you want to go" of the blues cover "Sweet Home Chicago", the blues anthem of Obama's hometown.

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24. In 2013, Mick Jagger teamed up with his brother Chris Mick Jagger for two new duets on his album Concertina Jack, released to mark the 40th anniversary of his debut album.

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25. In March 2019, a Rolling Stones tour of the US and Canada from April to June had to be postponed as Mick Jagger needed a transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

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26. On 23 April, Mick Jagger announced through his Facebook page the release of the single "Living in a Ghost Town", a new Rolling Stones single recorded in London and Los Angeles in 2019 and finished in isolation (part of the new material that the band were recording in the studio before the COVID-19 lockdown), a song that the band "thought would resonate through the times we're living in" and their first release of original material since 2012.

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27. Mick Jagger composed an improvised soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's film Invocation of My Demon Brother on the Moog synthesiser in 1969.

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28. Mick Jagger appeared as himself in the Rutles' film All You Need Is Cash and was cast as Wilbur, a main character in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, in the late 1970s.

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29. In 1991, Mick Jagger founded Jagged Films with Victoria Pearman and, in 1995, founded the film production company Lip Service with Steve Tisch.

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30. Mick Jagger was a co-producer of, and guest-starred in the first episode of the short-lived American comedy television series The Knights of Prosperity.

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31. Mick Jagger co-produced the James Brown biopic Get On Up.

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32. Alongside Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, Mick Jagger co-created and executive produced the period drama series Vinyl, which starred Bobby Cannavale and aired for one season on HBO before its cancellation.

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33. Mick Jagger met the American singer Marsha Hunt in 1969 and, though she was married, the pair had a relationship.

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34. In late 1977, Mick Jagger began dating American model Jerry Hall.

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35. Mick Jagger set up the L'Wren Scott scholarship at London's Central Saint Martins College.

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36. Mick Jagger was 73 when Hamrick gave birth to their son Deveraux Octavian Basil Mick Jagger in 2016.

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37. Mick Jagger called his father the "greatest influence" in his life.

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38. An avid cricket fan, Mick Jagger founded Jagged Internetworks to cover the sport.

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39. Mick Jagger was honoured with a knighthood for services to popular music in the Queen's 2002 Birthday Honours, and on 12 December 2003 he received the accolade from The Prince of Wales.

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40. One of his biographers, Christopher Andersen, describes him as "one of the dominant cultural figures of our time," adding that Mick Jagger was "the story of a generation".

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41. Mick Jagger was reported to be a contender for the anonymous subject of Carly Simon's 1972 hit song "You're So Vain", on which he sings backing vocals.

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42. In 2010, a retrospective exhibition of portraits of Mick Jagger was presented at the festival Rencontres d'Arles, in France.

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43. Maroon 5's song "Moves like Mick Jagger" is about Mick Jagger, who acknowledged the song in an interview, calling the concept "very flattering".

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44. The resulting 75,000-word manuscript is held by Blake, who, briefly planned to publish it, until Mick Jagger withdrew support.

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45. Mick Jagger was slated to appear in the 1982 film Fitzcarraldo and some scenes were shot with him, but he had to leave for a Rolling Stones tour and his character was eliminated.

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