When Michael Jagger and Keith Richards met in a train near London in 1962, they never imagined they would be musical partners and legends fifty years later. The Rolling Stones is considered as the biggest Rock n’ Roll band in the history and they still on tour with at least three of the original members. Mick Jagger is one of them. His net worth today is $360 million, and their concert still reunites thousands of fans who crowed some of the biggest arenas around the world.
Mick Jagger was born on July 26th, 1943 in Dartford, England. His father was Basil Joseph Jagger. A physical education teacher who gained fame for introducing basketball in England. His famous was so big that he had his own T.V show where his son also participated. His mother was Eva Scutt. An Australian woman who advocated herself as a house keeper.
He studied at Maypole Primary and at Wentworth County Primary School where one of his classmate was Keith Richards. He then studied in high school at Dartford Grammar School, and thanks to his good grades, he got a scholarship to study at London School of Economics where he changed Mike for Mick. He never ended the University.
The Rolling Stones.
The band was founded in April 19622 by Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger met in childhood. They both were classmates at Dartford Wentworth Elementary School; Nevertheless, after the Richards moved the city, they lost contact. They met again in a train station near London and Jagger noticed Keith had a guitar, that is how they started to sing songs throughout the road, and they decided to keep in touch for further ideas together. Mick was studying economics, but he then realized that his passion was music.
One night in early 1962 Brian Jones, then known as Elmo Lewis, and his group performed at the Ealing Jazz Club. The show made a pleasant impression on Richards, 25 and after a brief conversation with Lewis, Bradford, Jagger, Richards and Taylor became part of their group.
Brian Jones named the band as The Rolling Stones after listening to the song “Rollin ‘Stone Blues” by American blues musician Muddy Waters.
After their first EP “The Rolling Stones”, they released their second album The Rolling Stones No.2 that went on sale on January 15th, 1965 in Britain, quickly seizing the top of the British billboards for 13 weeks.
The publication in the United States was made the following month and like in its previous LP, would be published under another denomination, The Rolling Stones, Now! Unlike their British version, this album was accompanied by the success of “Heart of Stone”, song that replaced “Grown Up Wrong” in the North American album, being the first single of the band in which they appeared as composers, mainly Jagger/Richards.
In the mid-1980s, Jagger decided to depart from The Rolling Stones and start a solo career. In 1984 he participated as guest artist in the single “State of shock” by The Jacksons (band of Michael Jackson and his brothers, after The Jackson Five). Mick decided to debut as solo. He recruited musicians such as Pete Townshend, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck and Carlos Alomar, and producers Bill Laswell and Nile Rodgers to record She’s the Boss (1985).