Mick Jagger


Musician, Singer, Songwriter

About

Also Known As
Michael Philip Jagger, Sir Michael Philip Jagger
Birth Place
Kent, England, GB
Born
July 26, 1943

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, ...

Family & Companions

Marianne Faithful
Companion
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.
Marsha Hunt
Companion
Actor. Mother of Karis Jagger.
Bianca Jagger
Wife
Actor. Married on May 12, 1971; divorced in 1979; born on May 2, 1945.
Jerry Hall
Wife
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.

Bibliography

"Our Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones"
Stephen Davis, Broadway (2001)
"Mick Jagger"
Christopher Sanford, Cooper Square Press (1999)
"Jagger Unauthorized"
Christopher Andersen, Delacorte (1993)
"The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger: A Novel"
David Littlejohn, Little, Brown (1977)

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.

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.

Born Michael Philip Jagger on July 26, 1943, he was the eldest of two sons born to teacher Basil Jagger and his wife, Eva Ensley Jagger, a hairstylist and active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger's parents intended for their son to follow in his father's career footsteps, but his true interests lay in singing. He was an active member of his church choir, and studied singers' technique and stage presence on radio and television and in films. As a schoolboy, Jagger befriended a classmate at Wentworth Primary School named Keith Richards, but the pair lost touch with each other. In the ensuing years, Jagger began to develop a fascination for American rock and roll and rhythm & blues, and briefly fronted his own band, Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. As before, he held a particular fascination of singers, especially the rock pioneer Little Richard, whose outrageous, sexually ambiguous presence would serve as a defining role model for his later career. However, unlike many future rock musicians, Jagger had an inherently practical side as well as a head for finance, and studied accounting and business at the London School of Economics while indulging his music passions after hours.

In 1960, he ran into Richards by chance while the two were waiting on a train platform. Jagger noticed that Richards was carrying several blues records, and the ensuing conversation reignited their friendship. It also sparked the inspiration for the pair to start a band, initially named the Rollin' Stones, which they commenced in earnest in 1961. After teaming with guitarist Brian Jones and piano player Ian Stewart, the duo added bassist and future Pretty Things member Dick Taylor and drummer Tony Chapman. After several lineup changes, which saw Bill Wyman replace Taylor and Charlie Watts take over the drummer's seat, the band added the grammatically correct "g" to their name and made their debut at London's Marquee Club in 1962.

The group quickly gained a following among young listeners, especially those who responded to their set lists of songs by Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and other black R&B performers. Though at first, Jagger lacked the physically commanding stage presence of these talents, he was animated enough, and possessed a keen enough understanding of their delivery, as well as the blues idiom of the whole, which helped to propel the band ahead of most other R&B-influenced outfits. When The Rolling Stones made their initial tours of America in 1964 and 1965 - at the height of worldwide Beatlemania - they were frequently paired with established or up-and-coming black acts, and he studied their stage behavior to develop his own stage persona. Tina Turner's highly kinetic, tireless and sexually suggestive stage presence would be a particular influence on him in later years.

By the mid-sixties, The Rolling Stones had developed into one of England's leading bands. Their scruffy looks and penchant for blues made them an alternative to the fresh-scrubbed Beatles, but it was the songwriting team of Jagger and Richards that truly fueled the group's stratospheric ascent. Initially, the group leaned on American R&B to build their albums and performances, but their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, pressured them to come up with their own material. By 1964, the duo's material was overtaking their covers on the charts, and in 1965, they scored their first U.K. and international No. 1's with "The Last Time" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," respectively. As with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Jagger and Richards frequently divided the responsibilities of lyrics and melody between them, though on several occasions, one person handled both duties, as Jagger did on "Brown Sugar" and "Sympathy for the Devil," while retaining the partnership credit. The duo also shared Lennon and McCartney's penchant for stinginess in regard to letting others write material for their albums, a fact that drove Bill Wyman to strike out on his own solo career and eventually leave the band in the early '90s.

As the band developed its image as musical outlaws, so too did Jagger create his own reputation as one of Britain's most notorious lotharios. Among the famous women he counted as his conquests in the 1960s were model Chrissie Shrimpton and actress-singer Marianne Faithfull, who endured a lengthy and emotionally turbulent relationship with him throughout the 1960s. Though she scored a hit with a cover of the Jagger/Richards tune "As Tears Go By," she would be better known to the public as the woman in Jagger's company when the police raided Richards' flat in 1967 and arrested the bandmates for possession of pills. A highly publicized trial followed, during which Jagger was handed down a sentence of three months in jail. Appeals from the pop music community and its fans helped to overturn the sentence, which was amended to a conditional discharge. Faithfull would later fall into drug addiction and homelessness after Jagger left her in 1970, but rebounded in the 1980s with a revitalized career.

The end of the 1960s saw The Rolling Stones reach their creative zenith with a quintet of albums that many fans and critics regarded as among the best rock and roll music ever recorded - 1968's Beggars Banquet, 1969's Let It Bleed, 1970's Get Yer Ya-Yas Out, 1971's Sticky Fingers and 1972's Exile on Main Street, which seemed to perfectly encapsulate the joys and terrors of that tumultuous period. The band recorded some of its most enduring hits for these albums, including "You Can't Always Get What You Want, "Street Fighting Man," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Gimme Shelter," "Wild Horses," and "Brown Sugar," but conflict from both in and outside the Stones camp threatened to tear them apart on numerous occasions. The accidental death of Brian Jones in 1968 and the disastrous 1969 free concert at Altamont, which was captured on film in the harrowing documentary "Gimme Shelter"(1970), set the tone for much of the next half-decade: Jagger and Richards' relationship, once almost familial, began to unravel under the weight of drug addiction and artistic differences. Their acrimony spread to the other band members as well, with Jones' replacement, Mick Taylor, receiving much of Richards' misplaced ire. Veteran player Ron Wood was eventually brought in to serve as much as mediator between Jagger and Richards as the band's rhythm guitarist. The band's finances were also in disarray, thanks to the stiff British tax system, which forced Jagger to relocate to the south of France. In addition, their manager, Allen Klein, successfully sued them to retain the rights to most of their songs written before 1971.

With the Stones in disarray, Jagger attempted to strike out on his own as an actor. He gave an impressive turn as a former rock star who swapped personalities with a sadistic gangster (James Fox) in hiding in Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's "Performance" (1970). He received solid reviews for his work, but the majority of his later film roles would elude such praise. "Ned Kelly" (1970), about a 19th century Australian outlaw, was largely dismissed, and he was forced to abandon Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" (1982) when the film's epic production delays conflicted with the band's touring schedule. When not pursuing film roles, Jagger kept company with the nightclub scene in New York and Los Angeles, romancing such famous women as singer-songwriter Carly Simon, who was rumored to have penned her hit "You're So Vain" (to which he contributed backing vocals) about him, as well as Bebe Buell, Janice Dickinson and Margaret Trudeau. He also began hobnobbing with celebrities from the entertainment and art world; it was in this circle that he met Nicaraguan-born partygoer Bianca Perez-Mora Macias, whom he would marry in 1971. The couple's seven-year union produced a daughter, Jade, but was frequently rocked by Jagger's infidelities, which resulted in a divorce in 1978. Jagger then took up with model Jerry Hall, with whom he had a two-decade-long relationship that produced four children.

Though Jagger's personal life was on the rebound, his relationship with Richards and The Rolling Stones continued to sour. A series of perfunctory albums and tours throughout the 1970s, due largely to their inability to agree on the direction of the band, undermined their self-appointed status as the "world's greatest rock and roll band," and by the end of the decade, the former partners were barely on speaking terms. Richards was particularly bothered by Jagger's desire to push the Stones into more commercially acceptable pop and dance territories, which clashed with his blues-based ideas. Frustrated by Richards' immovability, Jagger released a solo album, She's The Boss, in 1985. The soulful, poppier sound struck a chord with listeners, who helped to propel it to platinum status. Jagger made even further strides away from The Stones by recording a hit cover of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Streets" alongside longtime friend David Bowie for the Live Aid organization. Both Jagger and Richards performed at the global benefit, though conspicuously apart from each other, with Richards and Ron Wood backing Bob Dylan, while Jagger pranced alongside his role model, Tina Turner.

Following the release of 1986's Dirty Work, Jagger informed Richards that he would not tour to support the album. This launched a war of words between the two men that lasted several years. Meanwhile, Jagger attempted to capitalize on the success of She's the Boss with 1987's Primitive Cool, but the sophomore release was a failure upon release. Within two years, he was back in the Stones camp, having settled his differences with Richards. The band released Steel Wheels in 1989, and if the record itself was underwhelming, the tour that followed was a major moneymaker, and re-established them as one of the top live acts in the world.

The 1990s saw Jagger at what appeared to be peace with his association with The Rolling Stones, while still making in-roads towards establishing himself as a solo act. He made sporadic returns to acting, most notably in 1997's "Bent," based on the play by Martin Sherman, in which he played a transvestite cabaret performer during the Nazi regime. He also launched his own production company, Jagged Films, which would produce 2001's spy thriller "Enigma" and financed 2008's "The Women." His solo music career continued to have its ups and downs, with 1993's Wandering Spirit reaching No. 11 on the U.S. charts, while 2001's Goddess in the Doorway was largely ignored. And while many assumed that he had finally settled down with Hall, he proved them wrong by annulling their marriage in 1999 shortly after it was announced that he had fathered a child with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez.

His career as a Rolling Stone continued unabated for much of the late 1990s and early 21st century. The band, which lost longtime member Bill Wyman in the early '90s, continued to release unspectacular albums like 1994's Voodoo Lounge and 1997's Bridges to Babylon, which were supported by epic world tours that raked in millions in ticket sales. As Jagger entered his sixth decade, fans and critics alike marveled at his physical endurance, which allowed him to perform his signature moves largely without stopping for two hours every night. And while performers from Lenny Kravitz and Axl Rose to Perry Farrell and OutKast's Andre 3000 claimed him as an influence, there was also the unavoidable sense that he was leading a band that had seen its best days three decades ago.

In 2001, Jagger received stellar reviews for his turn as the wry but wistful owner of a male escort service in George Hickenlooper's "The Man from Elysian Fields." Two years later, he accepted a knighthood from The Prince of Wales, which naturally spawned gales of derisive comments from Richards and tart ripostes from Jagger. The duo kept their love/hate relationship at bay long enough to celebrate their band's 40th anniversary with the compilation album, Forty Licks (2002) and a 2002-03 world tour. Their 2007 "Bigger Bang" tour put them in the record books for earning $437 million, the second highest tour gross in world history. And while Richards' 2010 autobiography Life took his partner to task for all manner of personal and musical crimes, both men publicly announced that their retirements were far in the future. Jagger formed a short-lived supergroup, SuperHeavy, with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley, releasing a single album in 2011. A longtime friend of producer Lorne Michaels, Jagger hosted the 2012 season finale of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ), including a performance of the Stones hit "Ruby Tuesday" to serenade departing cast member Kristen Wiig. Jagger's tumultuous private life took another turn in March 2014 when his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, committed suicide.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
Himself
Muscle Shoals (2013)
Himself
The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun, Hyde Park Live' (2013)
Himself
The Love We Make (2011)
Himself
Shine a Light (2008)
Manufacturing Dissent (2007)
Himself
Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (2004)
Himself
The Man From Elysian Fields (2002)
Luther Fox
Bent (1997)
Greta
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1995)
At The Max (1991)
Himself
Freejack (1991)
Vacendak
Running Out of Luck (1985)
Blame It on the Night (1984)
Let's Spend the Night Together (1983)
Himself
Burden of Dreams (1982)
Himself
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones (1974)
Harpist; Vocalist
The London Rock and Roll Show (1973)
Superstars in Film Concert (1971)
Rolling Stones Band Member
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Ned Kelly (1970)
Ned Kelly
Performance (1970)
Turner
Popcorn; An Audio/Visual Rock Thing (1969)
Tonight Let's All Make Love in London (1968)
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967)
Himself

Writer (Feature Film)

Blame It on the Night (1984)
From Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Get On Up (2014)
Producer
Shine a Light (2008)
Executive Producer
The Women (2008)
Producer
Enigma (2001)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Knives Out (2019)
Song
Last Christmas (2019)
Song
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
Song
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Song
All the Money in the World (2017)
Song
Ferdinand (2017)
Song
A Bigger Splash (2016)
Song
Suicide Squad (2016)
Song
Focus (2015)
Song
Joy (2015)
Song
Aloha (2015)
Song
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Song
Minions (2015)
Song
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Song
Entourage (2015)
Song
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Song
Black Mass (2015)
Song
Get On Up (2014)
Music Producer
Pain & Gain (2013)
Song
Grudge Match (2013)
Song
Red 2 (2013)
Song
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Song
White House Down (2013)
Song
Men in Black III (2012)
Song
Flight (2012)
Song
Argo (2012)
Song
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Song
The Green Hornet (2011)
Song
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Song
The Fighter (2010)
Song
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
Song
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Song
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Song
Pirate Radio (2009)
Song
Adventureland (2009)
Song
21 (2008)
Song
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Song
Music Within (2007)
Song
Fred Claus (2007)
Song
The Departed (2006)
Song
The Hoax (2006)
Song
V for Vendetta (2006)
Song
Children of Men (2006)
Song
Layer Cake (2005)
Song
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Song
Alfie (2004)
Song
Alfie (2004)
Original Song Performer
Without a Paddle (2004)
Song
Alfie (2004)
Music
Out of Time (2003)
Song
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Song Performer
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Song
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Song
Anger Management (2003)
Song
Adaptation. (2002)
Composer
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Song
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Song
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Song
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Song
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Song
Blow (2001)
Song
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Song
Spy Game (2001)
Song ("Can'T You Hear Me Knocking")
The Family Man (2000)
Song
Red Planet (2000)
Song
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Song
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Song
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Song
The Other Sister (1999)
Song
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Song
Fallen (1998)
Song ("Sympathy For The Devil")
Rushmore (1998)
Song
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Song
Bent (1997)
Song Performer ("The Streets Of Berlin")
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Song
The Boxer (1997)
Song
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Song ("Waiting On A Friend")
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Song
Michael (1996)
Song
Nine Months (1995)
Song ("19th Nervous Breakdown")
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1995)
Song
Getting Even With Dad (1994)
Song
Leolo (1992)
Music Composer ("You Can'T Always Get What You Want")
At The Max (1991)
Song
Air America (1990)
Song
State Of Grace (1990)
Song
Goodfellas (1990)
Song
Flashback (1990)
Song
Moonwalker (1989)
Song Performer
Satisfaction (1988)
Song
Alien Nation (1988)
Song
U2 Rattle and Hum (1988)
Songs ("Sympathy For The Devil" "Ruby Tuesday")
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
Song
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Song
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Song
Playing for Keeps (1986)
Song ("Jumpin' Jack Flash")
Ruthless People (1986)
Song Performer
Ruthless People (1986)
Song
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Song
At Close Range (1986)
Song
Running Out of Luck (1985)
Music
Starman (1984)
Song
Christine (1983)
Song
Let's Spend the Night Together (1983)
Song
The Big Chill (1983)
Song
Die Heartbreakers (1982)
Song ("Satisfaction")
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Song
The Entity (1982)
Song
Night Shift (1982)
Song
Remembrance (1981)
Song
Nighthawks (1981)
Song
A Small Circle Of Friends (1980)
Song
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Song
Divine Madness (1980)
Song
Radio On (1979)
Song ("Satisfaction")
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Song
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Song
Coming Home (1978)
Song
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1973)
Music
The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)
Composer
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
Composer
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Composer
The Woman's Film (1971)
Composer
Superstars in Film Concert (1971)
Song ("Have Your Seen Your Mother Baby")
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Composer
Performance (1970)
Composer
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Composer
It's Your Thing (1970)
Composer
Monterey Pop (1969)
Composer
Sympathy for the Devil (1 + 1) (1969)
Composer
Popcorn; An Audio/Visual Rock Thing (1969)
Composer
Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)
Music
The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)
Composer
Made in U.S.A. (1966)
Song

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Love We Make (2011)
Other
Manufacturing Dissent (2007)
Other
Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (2004)
Other
Burden of Dreams (1982)
Other

Cast (Special)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2004 (2004)
Rolling Stones: Live from Madison Garden (2003)
The 29th Annual American Music Awards (2002)
Rock and Roll Moments: Super Star Artists and Groups (2001)
Interviewee
The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (2001)
Presenter
The Concert For New York City (2001)
My VH1 Music Awards '01 (2001)
Performer
The 2001 Radio Music Awards (2001)
Performer
Being Mick (2001)
VH1 News Special: Islamabad Rock City (2001)
1999 MTV Europe Music Awards (1999)
Presenter
The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon 1998 (1998)
Tina Turner: Girl From Nutbush (1998)
VH1 97 Fashion Awards (1997)
Performer
Hoodoo U Voodoo: The Rolling Stones Live (1994)
Performer
Conversations With the Rolling Stones (1994)
The Atlantic Records Story (1994)
The Rolling Stones: A Musical History (1993)
Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones: 25X5 (1993)
The 2nd Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special (1993)
Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special (1992)
The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards (1992)
Presenter
Living in America (1991)
Queen: The Days of Our Lives (1991)
Rolling Stones: Terrifying (1989)
Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1988)
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration (1988)
Rolling Stone Magazine's 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Himself

Cinematography (Special)

Being Mick (2001)
Camera

Producer (Special)

Crossfire Hurricane (2012)
Producer
Being Mick (2001)
Executive Producer

Music (Special)

The 29th Annual American Music Awards (2002)
Song Performer
The 2001 Radio Music Awards (2001)
Song Performer
My VH1 Music Awards '01 (2001)
Song Performer
Hoodoo U Voodoo: The Rolling Stones Live (1994)
Song Performer
Hoodoo U Voodoo: The Rolling Stones Live (1994)
Music
Rolling Stones: Terrifying (1989)
Song Performer
Rolling Stones: Terrifying (1989)
Guitarist

Misc. Crew (Special)

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Other

Life Events

1965

First international hit, "Satisfaction"

1967

First film appearance in the semi-documentary, "Tonite Let's All Make Love in London"

1968

Acting debut in Nicolas Roeg's "Performance"

1968

Subject of Jean-Luc Godard's documentary "One Plus One" (released as "Sympathy for the Devil" in the US in 1970)

1969

Composed an improvised soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's film "Invocation of My Demon Brother"

1970

Appeared in the documentary, "Gimme Shelter"

1970

Starred in the Australian film "Ned Kelly"

1972

Released <i>Exile on Main Street</i>; considered by many critics to be their best album

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

With Victoria Pearman, founded Jagged Films

1985

Released first solo album, <i>She's the Boss</i>; album went platinum

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"

2008

Subject of the Martin Scorsese documentary, "Shine A Light"; includes footage from the "A Bigger Bang Tour"

2011

With Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman, Dave Stewart, and Joss Stone, formed the supergroup SuperHeavy

2017

Released the solo single "Gotta Get a Grip"

Photo Collections

Performance - Movie Posters
Here are a few different size Movie Posters for Performance (1970), co-directed by Nicholas Roeg and starring Mick Jagger.

Videos

Movie Clip

Jimi Hendrix (1973) - This Call From London, England Focusing on Jimi Hendrix’s arrival on the London scene, Pete Townshend discussing him with Eric Clapton, Hendrix on forming The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mick Jagger, Hendrix’s father Al, then Purple Haze, as performed on a German TV show taped in London, in Jimi Hendrix, 1973.
Performance (1970) - Memo From Turner Mick Jagger with his band wrote and recorded this number for his character "Turner," who dresses down the gangsters (Anthony Morton, John Bindon et al) in a scene occurring in the mind of Chas (James Fox) from Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's Performance, 1970.
Performance (1970) - Opening, Bachelor James Fox and Anne Sidney in the unorthodox and R-rated opening of Performance, 1970, directed by writer Donald Cammell and cinematographer Nicholas Roeg, also starring Mick Jagger, vocal by Randy Newman.
Performance (1970) - We Push The Buttons Pherber (Anita Pallenberg) is bandaging Chas (James Fox) while Turner (Mick Jagger) performs an improvised talking-blues not available on the soundtrack to Performance, 1970.
Performance (1970) - Poor White Hound Dog Soundtrack cut from gospel singer and Rolling Stones supporting vocalist Merry Clayton, as Chas (James Fox), half through his make-over, pops in on Turner (Mick Jagger) and Performance, 1970, looks very much like a film co-directed by its cinematographer, Nicolas Roeg.
Gimme Shelter (1970) - Wild Horses In Sheffield, Alabama, December 1969 at the Muscle Shoals studio, with engineer Jimmy Johnson, the Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor) listen to the mix of their just-recorded original song, in the Maysles Brothers documentary Gimme Shelter, 1970.
Gimme Shelter (1970) - Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World The opening from directors Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, with Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts horsing around in Birmingham, England on a photo shoot, then joining the Rolling Stones at their Madison Square Garden concert, with a Jagger-Richard composition, in Gimme Shelter, 1970.
Gimme Shelter (1970) - Are You Any More Satisfied? First from the New York concert, then working on the documentary with the Maysles brothers, then Mick Jagger at a press conference, celebrity lawyer Melvin Belli negotiating for the concert, and the Rolling Stones at a Holiday Inn in Sheffield, Alabama, December 1969, in Gimme Shelter, 1970.
Gimme Shelter (1970) - Six Days On The Road Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead tour manager Sam Cutler issuing thanks and seeking order at the Altamont Speedway in Tracy, California, December 6, 1969, as the Flying Burrito Brothers perform, one of their popular covers, before things went wrong, in the documentary Gimme Shelter, 1970.
Burden Of Dreams (1982) - We Want The Opera burdenofdreams82_wewanttheopera_FC
Made In U.S.A. (1966) - As Tears Go By More in the bar scene, as it emerges that the girl in the back is pop songstress Marianne Faithfull, offering her first hit, co-written by her Rolling Stone not-yet boyfriend Mick Jagger, heroine Paula (Anna Karina) among the listeners, in Jean-Luc Godard's Made In U.S.A., 1966.
Let's Spend The Night Together - Under My Thumb Bang up opening, 20 cameras at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, as director Hal Ashby captures the start of the Rolling Stones concert, with Under My Thumb, in Let's Spend The Night Together, 1982.

Trailer

Family

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

Companions

Marianne Faithful
Companion
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.
Marsha Hunt
Companion
Actor. Mother of Karis Jagger.
Bianca Jagger
Wife
Actor. Married on May 12, 1971; divorced in 1979; born on May 2, 1945.
Jerry Hall
Wife
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.
Carla Bruni
Companion
Model. Had relationship in 1992.
Jana Rajlich
Companion
Model. Born c. 1967; had relationship in 1996.
Luciana Giminez Morad
Companion
Model. Brazilian; reportedly involved c. 1998; gave birth to a son Lucas on May 17, 1999 in NYC.
Vanessa Neuman
Companion
Model. Romantically involved from 1999.
Sophie Dahl
Companion
Model. Granddaughter of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal; reportedly had brief relationship in 2001.

Bibliography

"Our Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones"
Stephen Davis, Broadway (2001)
"Mick Jagger"
Christopher Sanford, Cooper Square Press (1999)
"Jagger Unauthorized"
Christopher Andersen, Delacorte (1993)
"The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger: A Novel"
David Littlejohn, Little, Brown (1977)
"Mick Jagger: The Story Behind the Rolling Stones"
Davin Seay
"Heart of Stone: The Unauthorized Life of Mick Jagger"
Laura Jackson

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