Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer best known for being the lead singer of the Rolling Stones and one of the band's founding members. Jagger's career lasted six decades, and he has been called "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in rock & roll history."
On July 26, 1943, Michael Philip Jagger was born into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent. His father, Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger, was a physical education teacher who helped popularize basketball in the United Kingdom, and his grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, was a teacher. His mother, Eva Ensley Mary, was a hairdresser and a Conservative Party activist born in Sydney, Australia, of English origin. Chris Jagger, Jagger's younger brother, is also a musician. They have collaborated on stage. Despite being raised to follow in his father's footsteps, Jagger declared in According to the Rolling Stones that he "was always a singer." "As a kid, I was always singing. I was one of those children who enjoyed singing. Some children sing in choruses, while others enjoy strutting their stuff in front of the mirror. I sang in the church choir and enjoyed listening to performers on the radio (BBC or Radio Luxembourg), as well as watching them on television and in movies."
He passed the eleven-plus exam and enrolled at Dartford Grammar School, which today houses the Mick Jagger Centre, named after its most famous graduate. When they went to different schools, Jagger and Richards lost touch. Still, after a chance meeting on platform two of Dartford railway station in July 1960, they rekindled their connection and discovered their shared love of rhythm and blues, which began with Little Richard for Jagger.
After passing seven O-levels and two A-levels, Jagger dropped out of school in 1961.
He and guitarist Brian Jones shared an apartment in Edith Grove, Chelsea, London, with Richards. While Richards and Jones planned to form their rhythm and blues band, Blues Incorporated, Jagger continued to study finance and accounting at the London School of Economics on a government scholarship. He had pondered pursuing a career as a journalist or politician, equating the latter to that of a pop star.
Brian Jones began working at the Ealing Club under the alias Elmo Lewis, where he met Richards and formed a "loosely knit version" of Blues Incorporated. Jagger started to jam with the band and eventually became a prominent vocalist. Soon after, Richards, Jones, and Jagger began practicing independently, creating the groundwork for the Rolling Stones.
Jagger and Taylor collaborated with guitarist Brian Jones, who needed to start his very own band. Piano player Ian Stewart was additionally an early member of what would turn into the Rolling Stones. By 1963, Charlie Watts had joined the band as its drummer, and Taylor departed, replaced by Bill Wyman.
Under their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones were showcased as a gathering of wild and crazy rockers. The band's great style helped them land a deal with Decca Records. Jagger was a crucial factor in the band's developing achievement, pulling in groups of onlookers with his stage shenanigans and sexual overtones.
Jagger, alongside his bandmates, developed fantastic songwriting. The Stones originally made the British charts in 1964 with a cover of Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now." The band released their album and visited the United States that same year, having their first American hit with "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday."
Mick Jagger is a father of eight children. He has a little girl named Karis Hunt Jagger, born November 4, 1970, with actress Marsha Hunt. Around this time, Jagger ended up getting involved with Bianca Perez Moreno de Macias. The couple was married from 1971 to 1980 and gave birth to a little girl named Jade Sheena Jezebel on October 21, 1971.
In 1990, Jagger went on to marry a long-time sweetheart and model Jerry Hall. They had four children together. Their relationship finished in 1999 after Hall found that Jagger had a secret romance with model Luciana Gimenez Morad. After a paternity test result was produced, Jagger was revealed to be Morad's child, Lucas Maurice Morad, born on May 18, 1999.
After it was discovered that Jagger had an affair with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez Morad, his relationship with Hall ended. The High Court of England and Wales in London declared Jagger's unofficial marriage to Hall illegitimate, unlawful, and null and void in 1999. From 2000 to 2001, Jagger was in a relationship with English model Sophie Dahl.
From 2001 until her suicide in 2014, Jagger was in a relationship with fashion designer L'Wren Scott. She bequeathed her whole estate to him, which is estimated to be worth $9 million. Jagger established the L'Wren Scott scholarship at Central Saint Martins College in London. Since Scott died in 2014, Jagger has been dating Melanie Hamrick, an American ballet dancer. When Hamrick gave birth to their son in 2016, Jagger was 73 years old.Date modified: Aug 7, 2021
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