32 Facts About Mick Jagger

1. 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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2. Mick Jagger was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50 by the Guardian in March 2013.

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3. Mick Jagger was reported to be a contender for the anonymous subject of Carly Simon's 1973 hit song "You're So Vain", on which he sings backing vocals.

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4. Mick Jagger was on record as saying "apart from the Rolling Stones, the Queen is the best thing Britain has got", but was absent from the Queen's Golden Jubilee pop concert at Buckingham Palace marking her 50 years on the throne.

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5. 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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6. Mick Jagger was a supporter of David Cameron and was mildly in favour of Brexit, before reversing his stance on it.

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7. Mick Jagger has stated his support of the British Conservative Party, and expressed his admiration of Margaret Thatcher.

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

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9. Mick Jagger has four children with model and actress Jerry Hall, the first is Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Scarlett Jagger born on 2 March 1984.

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10. Mick Jagger has five grandchildren, and became a great-grandfather on 19 May 2014, when Jade's daughter Assisi gave birth to a daughter.

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11. In late 1977, Mick Jagger began dating American model Jerry Hall; they moved in together and had a total of four children.

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12. Mick Jagger met the American singer and, though Hunt was married, the pair began a relationship in 1969.

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13. 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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14. Mick Jagger appeared as himself in the Rutles' film All You Need Is Cash in 1978 and was cast as Wilbur, a main character in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, in the late 1970s.

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15. 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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16. Mick Jagger has had an intermittent acting career, most well-known for his role in Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance, and as Australian bushranger Ned Kelly (1970).

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

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18. Mick Jagger hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live on 19 and 20 May 2012, doing several comic skits and playing some Rolling Stones' hits with Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, and Jeff Beck.

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19. 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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20. In 2001, Mick Jagger released his fourth solo album, Goddess in the Doorway, spawning the single "Visions of Paradise", which reached No 43 for one week.

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

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

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23. Mick Jagger learned to play guitar and contributed guitar parts for certain songs on Sticky Fingers and all subsequent albums except Dirty Work in 1986.

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24. In 1970, Mick Jagger bought "Stargroves", a manor house and estate in Hampshire.

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25. Mick Jagger told Stephen Schiff in a 1992 Vanity Fair profile: "I wasn't trying to be rebellious in those days; I was just being me.

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26. Mick Jagger left school in 1961 after passing seven O-levels and three A-levels.

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27. In 1954, Mick Jagger passed the eleven-plus and went to Dartford Grammar School, which now has the Mick Jagger Centre, named after its most famous alumnus, installed within the school's site.

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28. Mick Jagger has five grandchildren, and became a great-grandfather on 19 May 2014, when his granddaughter Assisi gave birth to daughter Ezra Key.

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

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30. Mick Jagger has written most of the Rolling Stones' songs together with Richards, and they continue to collaborate musically.

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31. Mick Jagger studied at the London School of Economics before abandoning his academic career to join the Rolling Stones.

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32. Sir Michael Philip Mick Jagger was born on 26 July 1943 and is an English singer-songwriter, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.

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