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Mick Jagger is widely regarded as the greatest frontman in rock 'n' roll there ever was, having led The Rolling Stones for over half a century.
Well, you're probably already aware of who he is given he's fronted one of the world's most famous rock bands for the past six decades, but [Sir] Mick Jagger is the lead singer and founding member of The Rolling Stones.
As one of the most prominent bands in popular culture for over half a century, Mick Jagger has had 13 number one singles in the UK and US, 32 singles in the top 10, 70 singles in the top 40, and has sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide both as a member of The Rolling Stones and a solo artist.
He was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004 with The Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger was the embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll throughout his career, known as much for his many romantic involvement with models and actresses as he was the frontman of The Rolling Stones.
Aside from music, he has also appeared in a handful of film roles including Ned Kelly, Performance, and Freejack.
Mick Jagger was born on 26th July 1943 in Dartford, Kent.
He celebrates his 80th birthday in 2023.
His father Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger was a gymnast, his mother Eva Ensley Mary was a hairdresser, and his younger brother Chris is also a musician.
Mick Jagger met Keith Richards in primary school where they bonded over rhythm and blues music, but Jagger would continue on to study business at London School of Economics before finally committing to starting the band.
Named after a Muddy Waters song, The Rolling Stones would play their first gig under the name performing covers of their favourite blues songs.
The first number one they scored with a song they'd written themselves was 'The Last Time' in 1963. The rest as they say is history.
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - Official Promo
- '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'
- 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
- 'Paint It Black'
- 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
- 'Sympathy For The Devil'
- 'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)'
- 'Start Me Up'
- 'Gimme Shelter'
- 'Miss You'
- 'Brown Sugar'
Mick Jagger is not currently married, but has been in a long-term relationship with former ballerina Melanie Hamrick since 2014. They are thought to be engaged.
He has only been married once, believe it or not, and that was to Bianca (Jagger) Pérez-Mora Macias from 1971-1978.
Throughout his life, he has had many high-profile relationships with the likes of singer Marianne Faithfull, model Jerry Hall, future French First Lady Carla Bruni, and stylist L'Wren Scott.
Mick Jagger has eight children with five different women, five grandchildren, and is a great-grandfather.
Some of his children are famous in their own right: Jade Jagger is a former model, Lizzy Jagger is a model and actress, and Georgia Jagger is also a model.
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Mick Jagger's net worth is an estimated $360 million.
The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Official Video) [4K]
Mick Jagger was knighted in 2003 for his services to popular music.
Since undergoing heart surgery in 2019, Jagger still keeps incredibly active and follows a strict training regime which includes running jogging, kickboxing, and yoga.
He is also an avid fan of cricket.