If you’re a classic rock fan, it’s relatively safe to assume you’re familiar with the name Mick Jagger – the man is a rock legend, and as the lead singer for The Rolling Stones, his name is one that is highly recognized across the globe.
As a fan of The Stones and Mick himself, I wanted to do a little digging to learn more about this guy, and this information comes from biography.com.
Michael Phillip Jagger was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, England. As the oldest son of a teacher and a homemaker, Mick “was a good student and popular among his classmates. He developed an interest in American blues and R&B music at an early age and got his first guitar at 14. As a teenager, Jagger started collecting blues records from the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He and his friend Dick Taylor soon started a band together called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys with Jagger as its singer,” the website explains.
Mick was accepted into the London School of Economics in 1960, and while living at home and commuting to class, Mick added another well-known rock icon to his band – Mr. Keith Richards, who he knew from growing up in Hartford with him. “Exploring London’s emerging blues scene together, Jagger and Richards spent some time at the Ealing Club. There they saw Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated play and were wowed by guitarist Brian Jones, who made guest appearances with the group. After a while, Jagger also appeared as a guest vocalist with Blues Incorporated,” biography.com says. The band members of The Stones changed over the course of a few years, specifically after Jones left the band and died shortly after.
Mick is a father to eight children, and his relationships over the course of his life are almost as famous as his musical success.
This guy is an icon, from his charismatic stage presence to his overzealous sex appeal. I imagine his name will remain prominent in the music industry for quite a long time.
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