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Mick Jagger - Biography

Mick Jagger is the rockstar frontman of the Rolling Stones - and like what his band name represents, he shows no sign of stopping

Mick Jagger - Biography
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Mick Jagger's unique brand of charged, androgynous showmanship has not changed one iota in almost forty years of showbusiness, but the rebel without a pause has seamlessly slipped into the establishment without raising its roof, or anyone raising an eyebrow.

Homes in the Loire Valley (he has a château, La Fourchette, near Tours), Mustique, New York, Hollywood and London make Mick a jet-setter par excellence, although he has certainly not assumed the lifestyle of the idle rich as he works very hard to increase his vast fortune. 

Mick Jagger's early life

Mick was born in the South London satellite town of Dartford on July 26 1943. Although he won a place at the prestigious London School of Economics, fame came calling with the blues band he started up with Keith Richards (together they are known as the Glimmer Twins), Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. 

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones quickly gained a rougher and sexier reputation than their contemporaries, the Beatles, in Sixties swinging London, with stories of goings-on that even today's rock stars would have problems keeping up with. Due to difficulties with guitarist Brian Jones, Jagger formed a close writing relationship with bandmate Keith, and as Brian left the band in 1969, The Stones only rocketed to become the "Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World".

As frontman and lead singer of The Rolling Stones, Mick shaped what it meant to be a bona fide rock god with his impressive flamboyant stage presence.

Despite all members of the band grappling with drug use, and a few lineup changes, they have produced almost 30 albums, as in 2023 they released the album Hackney Diamonds to critical acclaim.

Although the singer said that he would not be rockin' and rollin' beyond his 33rd year, the band are still touring today as Mick, Keith, and Ronnie Woods who joined the band in the 70s. In fact, their Bigger Bang tour saw them listed in the Guinness Book of World Records after they earned a staggering $437 million from the string of gigs. 

Mick Jagger's personal life

Throughout his four decades of fame, Mick has been linked with some of the most beautiful women in the world and has seven children by four. Marianne Faithfull; Bianca Rose Perez Moreno de Macias, whom he made Mrs Jagger in 1971, five months before she gave birth to Jade; Marsha Hunt (they have a daughter, Karis); Jerry Hall, mother of four of his children; Carla Bruni and Luciana Morad (lovechild Lucas was born in 1999). 

Many society girls, including Catherine Guinness and Cornelia Guest, as well as models and even actress Uma Thurman have been linked with him. 

When Luciana revealed she was pregnant by Mick, it proved the final straw for Jerry Hall and she filed for divorce. Mick's claim that their 1991 Hindu wedding ceremony was not legally binding as a marriage struck a sour note, but the rocker, who is notoriously careful with his money, did finally reach an eight-figure settlement with Jerry. 

By the start of the new millenium it seemed as though Mick was ready to settle down again, though - this time with statuesque 6ft 4in former model L'Wren Scott, who he describes as his "main point of interest". When L'Wren died after a long period of depression, Mick made it clear he was devastated, releasing a statement that said: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her."

Not long after, he revealed a relationship with Melanie Hamrick, a former ballerina. The couple welcomed a child in 2016.

Mick accepted a knighthood in 2003 and on December 12 was knighted by the Prince of Wales. This move caused uproar among some of his fans, however, who were disappointed he'd chosen to contradict his famous anti-establishment stance. 

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