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.
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".
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.
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.
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,
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