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.
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, 2002.
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