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Also Known As: Michael Philip Jagger, Sir Michael Philip Jagger Died:
Born: July 26, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB Profession: songwriter, musician, singer, producer, actor, writer

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Arguably one of the most influential singers in the history of rock and roll, Mick Jagger brought street smarts, an encyclopedic knowledge of rhythm and blues, and a stage presence that blew apart established concepts of self-confidence and sex appeal as the lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Jagger was also the band's primary lyricist, and with longtime partner and foil Keith Richards, helped to pen some of the greatest rock songs of the 20th century, from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Gimme Shelter" to "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Miss You" and countless others. For several generations of rock fans, he embodied the rock singer in its most complete form, as equal parts warrior-king, soothsayer, charlatan and shape shifter. And if his personal life occasionally strayed into the gossip pages, and his solo efforts lacked the band's electricity and drive, Jagger could be forgiven for most of his sins by virtue of his influence on hundreds of aspiring musicians who saw the truth about rock and roll in his sinuous moves and seductive lyrics.

Arguably one of the most influential singers in the history of rock and roll, Mick Jagger brought street smarts, an encyclopedic knowledge of rhythm and blues, and a stage presence that blew apart established concepts of self-confidence and sex appeal as the lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Jagger was also the band's primary lyricist, and with longtime partner and foil Keith Richards, helped to pen some of the greatest rock songs of the 20th century, from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Gimme Shelter" to "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Miss You" and countless others. For several generations of rock fans, he embodied the rock singer in its most complete form, as equal parts warrior-king, soothsayer, charlatan and shape shifter. And if his personal life occasionally strayed into the gossip pages, and his solo efforts lacked the band's electricity and drive, Jagger could be forgiven for most of his sins by virtue of his influence on hundreds of aspiring musicians who saw the truth about rock and roll in his sinuous moves and seductive lyrics.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Muscle Shoals (2013)
2.
3.
 Shine a Light (2008)
4.
6.
 Man From Elysian Fields, The (2001) Luther Fox
7.
 Bent (1997) Greta
8.
 Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, The (1995) The Rolling Stones--Band Member
9.
 At The Max (1991) Himself (Rolling Stones Band Member)
10.
 Freejack (1991) Vacendak
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Milestones close milestones

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Began performing as a singer, at the age of 19
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First public appearance at a tiny jazz club called the Marquee Club
1965:
First international hit, "Satisfaction"
1967:
First film appearance in the semi-documentary, "Tonite Let's All Make Love in London"
1968:
Subject of Jean-Luc Godard¿s documentary "One Plus One" (released as "Sympathy for the Devil" in the US in 1970)
1968:
Acting debut in Nicolas Roeg's "Performance"
1969:
Composed an improvised soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's film "Invocation of My Demon Brother"
1970:
Starred in the Australian film "Ned Kelly"
1970:
Appeared in the documentary, "Gimme Shelter"
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Moved to the South of France to escape English tax problems
1972:
Released <i>Exile on Main Street</i>; considered by many critics to be their best album
1978:
Appeared in the british mockumentary film "All You Need Is Cash"
1980:
Cast in Warner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" (1981); due to prior commitments, he was unable complete his role; appears in "Burden of Dreams" (1982), the documentary about the making of the film
1982:
Appeared with the band in Hal Ashby's tour movie "Let's Spend the Night Together"
1984:
Co-wrote the story for "Blame It on the Night"; also played the role of Dalton
1985:
Released first solo album, <i>She's the Boss</i>; album went platinum
1985:
With Victoria Pearman, founded Jagged Films
1987:
Released second solo album, <i>Primitive Cool</i>
1991:
Filmed first feature length IMAX concert, "Rolling Stones `At the Max¿" from their "Steel Wheels" tour
1992:
Portrayed a charming, ruthless bounty hunter in "Freejack"
1997:
Portrayed the drag queen nightclub owner Greta/George in "Bent"
2001:
Co-produced the British spy drama "Enigma"; first release under his Jagged films; also appeared in a cameo
2001:
Profiled in the ABC documentary "Becoming Mick"; produced by Jagged films
2002:
Appeared in "The Man From Elysian Fields"; screened at Toronto Film Festival
2003:
Knighted as Sir Michael Jagger by Charles, Prince of Wales
2004:
Teamed with Dave Stewart to write and produce music for the remake of "Alfie"
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Produced a remake of the 1939 comedy "The Women" through Jagged films (lensed 2007)
2008:
Subject of the Martin Scorsese documentary, "Shine A Light"; includes footage from the "A Bigger Bang Tour"
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Education

Dartford Maypole County Primary School: - 1961
The London School of Economics: - 1962 - 1964
The London School of Economics: - 1962 - 1964

Notes

Jagger once owned a piece of the Philadelphia Furies soccer team.

"Mick Jagger is equally seductive in a frock as he is in trousers." --"Bent" director Sean Mathias in 1997.

Jagger began an Internet company with the purpose of broadcasting cricket matches via computer. The website address is www.cricket.org.

About filming "Freejack": "It has been kind of tiring, but we came into three weeks of night shooting and it's a bit easier now. My rock 'n' roll recording training stands me in in pretty good stead for that--starting at 11 at night and going until 6 in the morning. I'm not at my best at 8 o'clock in the morning, I'm the first to admit." --Mick Jagger in USA Today, May 13, 1991.

About the Stones being compared to other bands: "Looking back, thinking of all that competition, I hate it. But I suppose it's all right, because I won out. But it wasn't only between us and the Beatles but us and all the other bands. I remember one time playing in Philadelphia, and Herman's Hermits were top of the bill, and we were second, and there was some argument about the dressing rooms. [Peter Noone] was complaining because he was top of the bill and his dressing room wasn't good enough. Anyway, there we were, and he was top of the bill because the Herman's Hermits were huge. And one of the most impossible things was going out to have a hamburger, and some guy would go, 'Are you Herman's Hermits?' It would kill you. So you go, 'Fuck you. Herman's Hermits is shit.'" --Mick Jagger in Rolling Stone, December 14, 1995.

"Obviously, I have this sort of strange animal magnetism. It's very hard to take my eyes off myself."-Jagger US Weekly November 11, 2002

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Marianne Faithful. Singer. Together at the time of Jagger's drug arrest in 1967; drugs found were reportedly Faithful's, but the chivalrous Jagger took the fall; suffered a miscarriage.
companion:
Marsha Hunt. Actor. Mother of Karis Jagger.
wife:
Bianca Jagger. Actor. Married on May 12, 1971; divorced in 1979; born on May 2, 1945.
wife:
Jerry Hall. Model. Met in 1977; married on November 21, 1990 in a Hindu ceremony on Bali after a 12-year relationship; born c. 1957; reportedly filed for divorce in October 1996; reconciled; reportedly separated again in November 1998 over conflicts about daughter Elizabeth's modeling career; Hall filed for divorce in January 1999 after reports of Jagger's affair with model Luciana Giminez Morad appeared; in July 1999, both parties stipulated that their Hindu wedding ceremony was not legal under British law and therefore were separating; a British high court ruled the marriage null and void on August 13, 1999.
companion:
Carla Bruni. Model. Had relationship in 1992.
companion:
Jana Rajlich. Model. Born c. 1967; had relationship in 1996.
companion:
Luciana Giminez Morad. Model. Brazilian; reportedly involved c. 1998; gave birth to a son Lucas on May 17, 1999 in NYC.
companion:
Vanessa Neuman. Model. Romantically involved from 1999.
companion:
Sophie Dahl. Model. Granddaughter of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal; reportedly had brief relationship in 2001.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Joe Jagger. Married Jagger's mother in December 1940.
mother:
Eva Jagger. Born c. 1913; married Jagger's father in December 1940; died at age 87 on May 18, 2000.
brother:
Chris Jagger. Younger, born on August 5, 1949.
daughter:
Karis Jagger. Director, actor; production assistant. Born in 1970; mother, Marsha Hunt; appeared as an Armani Model in Mike Figgis' "One Night Stand" (1997).
daughter:
Jade Jagger. Born in October 1971; mother, Bianca Jagger; mother of Jagger's two granddaughters Assisi (born on July 3, 1992) and Amba (born c. 1996).
daughter:
Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger. Born in 1984; mother, Jerry Hall.
son:
James Leroy Jagger. Born in 1985; mother, Jerry Hall.
daughter:
Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger. Born on January 12, 1992 in London; mother, Jerry Hall.
son:
Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger. Born on December 9, 1997 in London, England; mother, Jerry Hall.
son:
Lucas Morad Jagger. Born on May 17, 1999; Jagger was determined to be the father via paternity tests.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Mick Jagger: The Story Behind the Rolling Stones"
"Heart of Stone: The Unauthorized Life of Mick Jagger"
"The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger: A Novel" Little, Brown
"Jagger Unauthorized" Delacorte
"Mick Jagger" Cooper Square Press
"Our Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones" Broadway
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