The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger

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“Mick” Jagger, has been a household name for many years for his singing/song writing, acting and most importantly, the Rolling Stones. If you have never heard of the lead singer of this 60’s band, you probably have. Jagger is well known for his performance style, which is recognized in the popular Maroon 5 song with Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger, and for his crazy costumes during concerts. The band has recently performed Lady Gaga, who is also known for her performance style and stage costumes. Though the band has been around for a while, their contributions to the music industry and scandalous lives have kept their name in the tabloids over the years. Sir Michael Philip Jagger was born on July 25, 1943 in the town of Dartford, Kent, England. He is the oldest of two sons, and was brought up to follow his father’s career path of being a teacher, but from a young age, he had always been a singer. In 1950, he met Keith Richards at the primary they were attending, though they didn’t resume their friendship until the 1960s when they met again after switching schools. He had always been a good student and was popular among his classmates, but his love for music overpowered his interest in school. At an early age, he developed an interest in blues and R&B music and started collecting records from those genres. At the age of 14, he received his first guitar. In 1961, Mick Jagger moved into a flat with Richards and newfound guitarist, Brian Jones. Jagger and Richards explored London’s emerging blues scene together and frequently went to Ealing Club, where they met Jones. With two more band members, Dick Taylor and pianist Ian Stewart. They made their first appearance as the Rolling Stones on July 12, 1962. Taylor later departed and was replaced by Bill Wayam and Charlie Watts joined as the drummer. Stewart also became the Stones’ road manager, but still played and recorded with them. Jagger and friend, Keith Richards, became the songwriters of the band. They...
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