Friday, October 10, 2008

A Tribute to Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger Biography - A Legend in Classic Rock by Wendy Pan

Mick Jagger is one of the most well-known and highly respected musicians in the world. He is a living legend whose career has spanned 5 decades and he, with the help of his Rolling Stones band members, have sold millions of albums worldwide.

So when did it all start? When did Mick Jagger decide he would be part of one of the most popular bands in the history of the world?

He was born in Dartford, Kent (England) in on July 26th, 1943. Amazingly, he met Keith Richards at the tender age of 4, lost touch, then became reacquainted on a train in 1960. Mick left the London School of Economics to become a rock musician. The Rolling Stones formed between 1960 and 1962. Mick Jagger played the harmonica and was on lead vocals, Keith Richards and Brian Jones on guitar, Charlie Watts played the drums, Bill Wyman on bass. Their style was a mix of blues and rock, combining the styles of Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry.

Mick Jagger Biography: The Early Years

The first album released by the Rolling Stones was entitled, "The Rolling Stones," in 1964. The band spent the years 1966-1969 touring after they had accumulated several hits in England and the United States. Brian Jones committed suicide in 1968 and was replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor. With his band, they spawned several top hit recordings such as "I Can't Get No Satisfaction," "Brown Sugar," and "Start Me Up." The Rolling Stones are thought to be one of the most successful rock bands, next to The Beatles.

While recording albums, Jagger was also acting in films. In 1970 he landed roles in Performance, and Ned Kelly. In the 1980's Jagger was cast in Fitzcarraldo. Jagger was also a highly regarded, jet-setting celebrity, and on the down side, The Rolling Stones as a band was spiraling into increased drug abuse.

Mick Jagger Biography: A Change in Direction

By the time the 80's had come around, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were conflicted over the direction the band should be headed. Keith wanted to stay to the bluesy rock roots, whereas Mick wanted to head the band into more of a pop, dance direction. The result of this was a solo album by Jagger called "She's the Boss" released in 1985. The recent onset of MTV was helpful in promoting Jagger's solo career by airing several music videos from this album. "Just Another Night," and "Lucky in Love," were singles that became hits.

Mick Jagger Biography: Personal Life

May 1971, Mick married Bianca Jagger, who at the time was known as Bianca Perez-Mora DeMacias. About a year later, she gave birth to Jagger's second child, Jade. Jagger's first child, Karis, was born in late 1970 to fellow musician Marsha Hunt. Mick and Bianca divorced in 1980.

Jerry Hall, an American woman had come into his life in the late 1970's and was accused of being the reason he and Bianca had divorced. Jerry gave birth to their first child together in 1984, Elizabeth Scarlett, and in 1985 to their second, James. The two were finally "married" in 1990 in Bali. Afterward their third child was born, Georgia May, and then in 1997, Jerry gave birth to Gabriel Luke. Hall and Jagger's partnership was dissolved in 1999 (due to their original Bali wedding not being recognized under Engligh law) after an affair between Jagger and Luciana Gimenez resulted in yet another Jagger child. This child, Lucas, was born in 1999.

Mick Jagger is one of the world's wealthiest musicians. After 5 decades of rocking the world, he continues even today. In 2006 he played during the SuperBowl halftime special, and shows no signs of slowing down.

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