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 realised that they had an interest in rock n roll combined with blues. Between 1960-1962 The Rolling Stones formed. It 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 1968 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 Ron Wood had replaced Mick Taylor on guitar and Keith Richards and Ron 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 excepted 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.
Lead singer for The Rolling Stones.
Model Luciana Gimenez Morad gives birth to Jagger's seventh child, Lucas Morad Jagger. [Spring 1999]
Jerry Hall gives birth to his sixth child, Gabriel. [8 December 1997]
Grandfather of: Assisi (b.July 1992), daughter of Jade
Wrote the song "ANGIE" to David Bowie's ex-wife 'Angela Bowie' after their break up. They dated 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)
Attended London School of Economics.
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."
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.
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.
Announce new international tour to start Sept. 5 in Boston, after publicity stunt flying in blimp over Manhattan, May 2002.
Knighted in the 2002 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Birthday Honours List.
Sang as a guest vocalist on '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.
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Rolling Stones).
Has 7 children: Karis, Jade, Elizabeth Scarlett, James Leroy Augustine, Georgia May Ayeesha, Gabriel Luke Beauregard, and Lucas.
Voted the 83rd worst Briton in Channel Four's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. [11 May 2003]
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. This was the biggest crowd The Rolling Stones have ever played for.
Attended Dartford Grammar School during mid-to-late 50s, 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.
On the 21st of August in 1976, 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.
Was voted the 5th sexiest artist in music history in VH1's "The Greatest: The 100 Sexiest Artists".
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).
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 benefit concert in Philadelphia.
Singer and novelist Marsha A. Hunt is the mother of Jagger's first child, Karis (b. 1970).
The Rolling Stones were voted the 4th Greatest Rock & Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
Father of Karis Jagger, Jade Jagger, and Elizabeth Jagger.
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.
Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Queen drummer Roger Taylor.
His 1971 smash hit "Brown Sugar" was written expressly for then lover Marsha A. Hunt
Became a tax exile of England (along with his bandmates) by living in France during the late 60's to early 70's.