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Mick Jagger

On 26/07/1943: Mick Jagger was born. Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent. His younger brother Chris is also a musician and the two have performed together. Mick would sing a lot as a child and was part of the church choir.
In 1950 he was classmates with Keith Richards at Wentworth Primary School.
In 1954 he passed the eleven-plus and moved to Dartford Grammar School.
In 1960 he would meet Keith Richards again in a chance meeting at Dartford Station. They discovered they had a shared love of rhythm and blues music.
In 1961 he left school. He joined Richards, Dick Taylor, Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith in a band called The Blue Boys.
In 1962 the Blues Boys visited Ealing Jazz Club and met Brian Jones who was playing alongside Alexis Korner's band Blues Incorporated (Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts were also part of the band). Jagger and Richards would start jamming with Blues Incorporated. By June Jagger, Taylor and Richards had left Blues Incorporated and had joined Ian Stewart, Brian Jones and drummer Tony Chapman in what would be called The Rolling Stones. Later that year Jagger moved into a flat with Richards and Brian Jones. Jagger was studying to business at London School of Economics and was considering becoming a journalist or politician.
The band increased in popularity and by autumn 1963 Jagger left the London School of Economics to pursue the group. Jagger and Richards would start to write their own songs, after encouragement by Andrew Loog Oldham. Together they would produce several hits such as "The Last Time" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and the Rolling Stones would become one of the most popular and successful groups of all time. Their studio albums include: "The Rolling Stones", "12 X 5", "The Rolling Stones No. 2", "Out of Our Heads", "December's Children (And Everybody's)", "Aftermath", "Between the Buttons", "Their Satanic Majesties Request", "Beggars Banquet", "Let It Bleed", "Sticky Fingers", "Exile on Main St", "Goats Head Soup", "It's Only Rock 'n Roll", "Black and Blue", "Some Girls", "Emotional Rescue", "Tattoo You", "Undercover", "Dirty Work", "Steel Wheels", "Voodoo Lounge", "Bridges to Babylon", and "A Bigger Bang".
In 1967 Jagger and Richards were arrested and sentenced for drug charges. Jagger was given three months imprisonment for possession of four over the counter pep pills he purchased in Italy. On appeal Richards' sentence was overturned and Jagger's was amended to a conditional discharge.
In 1970 Jagger bought a manor house in Hampshire that he named "Stargroves". The band would record there using a mobile studio.
In 1971 after Brian Jones's death and under pressure for tax, the band moved to the south of France as tax exiles. Jagger would learn to play the guitar and would contribute guitar parts starting with the album "Sticky Fingers" in 1971. Jagger would wear more glam rock orientated clothing and glittery makeup.
After Mick Taylor (Brian Jones's replacement) left the band in late 1974, Ronnie Wood joined the band. He has often acted as a mediator between Jagger and Richards. With the two often having a difficult relationship.
In 1978 the Rolling Stones experimented with disco and punk in the album "Some Girls".
In 1985 Jagger released his first solo album called "She's the Boss". It would feature Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer, Pete Townshend and Compass Point All Stars. He would also collaborate with The Jacksons on the song "State of Shock". Also that year he contributed to Live Aid by performing at JFK Stadium doing a duet with Tina Turner. He would also do a cover with David Bowie of "Dancing in the Street".
In 1987 he released his second solo album "Primitive Cool". It wouldn't quite reach the same success of his first album but would be critically well received.
In 1988 he produced two songs on Living Colour's album "Vivid". He would do a solo tour of Japan in the same year.
In 1993 he released his third solo album called "Wandering Spirit".
In 2001 he released "Goddess in the Doorway". In the same year, he would also join Keith Richards in the Concert for New York City, which was set up in response to the September 11 attacks.
During 2002 and 2003 he toured with the Rolling Stones for their 40th Anniversary in the year long Licks Tour.
In 2007 the Rolling Stones made a world record for the most lucrative tour with their A Bigger Band Tour.
In 2009 he joined U2, Fergie and to perform at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert.
In 2011 he formed the supergroup SuperHeavy with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman. He also featured that year on's single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)".
In 2012 he joined BB King, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck to perform at the White House in a concert series. He presented the series finale of Saturday Night Live. Also that year he performed in 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief with the Rolling Stones.
In 2013 the Rolling Stones headlined at Glastonbury and performed at Hyde Park for their 50th anniversay. He would also, that year, perform with his brother Chris Jagger to celebrate the anniversary of Chris's debut album.

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