Mick Jagger Wiki – Mick Jagger Bio
Born: 26 July 1943 Dartford, Kent, England
Age: 75 years old
Education: London School of Economics
Occupation: Singer songwriter, actor, film producer
Years active: 1960–present
Spouse(s): Bianca de Macias (m. 1971; div. 1978)
Children: 8; including Jade, Elizabeth and Georgia May
Relatives: Chris Jagger (brother)
Net Worth: $360 million
Sir Michael Philip Jagger (Age 75 years) is an English singer, songwriter, actor and film producer who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger was born on 26 July 1943 in Dartford, United Kingdom. He was born into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent. His father, Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger (13 April 1913 – 11 November 2006), and grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, were both teachers.
His mother, Eva Ensley Mary (née Scutts; 6 April 1913 – 18 May 2000), born in Sydney, Australia, of English descent, was a hairdresser and an active member of the Conservative Party.
Jagger’s younger brother, Chris (born 19 December 1947), is also a musician. The two have performed together.
Although brought up to follow his father’s career path, Jagger “was always a singer” as he stated in According to the Rolling Stones. “I always sang as a child. I was one of those kids who just liked to sing.
Some kids sing in choirs; others like to show off in front of the mirror. I was in the church choir and I also loved listening to singers on the radio–the BBC or Radio Luxembourg–or watching them on TV and in the movies.
In September 1950, Keith Richards and Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford. In 1954, Jagger passed the eleven-plus and went to Dartford Grammar School, which now has the Mick Jagger Centre, named after its most famous alumnus, installed within the school’s site.
Jagger and Richards lost contact with each other when they went to different schools, but after a chance encounter on platform two at Dartford railway station in July 1960, resumed their friendship and discovered their shared love of rhythm and blues, which for Jagger had begun with Little Richard.
Jagger left school in 1961 after passing seven O-levels and three A-levels. With Richards, he moved into a flat in Edith Grove, Chelsea, London, with guitarist Brian Jones.
While Richards and Jones planned to start their own rhythm and blues group, Blues Incorporated, Jagger continued to study business on a government grant as an undergraduate student at the London School of Economics and had seriously considered becoming either a journalist or a politician, comparing the latter to a pop star.
Brian Jones, using the name Elmo Lewis, began working at the Ealing Club — where he later ran into a “loosely knit version” of Blues Incorporated. Jagger and Richards began to jam with the group, where Jagger eventually became a featured singer. This resulted in him, Richards, and Jones beginning to practice on their own, which eventually laid the foundation of the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger Career, Early life & Education
Jagger’s career has spanned over five decades, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll”.
His distinctive voice and energetic live performances, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band’s career. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.
Jagger was born and grew up in Dartford, Kent. He studied at the London School of Economics before abandoning his academic career to join the Rolling Stones.
Jagger has written most of the Rolling Stones’ songs together with Richards, and they continue to collaborate musically. In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to a mixed reception.
He began a solo career in 1985, releasing his first album, She’s the Boss, and joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy in 2009. Relationships with the Stones’ members, particularly Richards, deteriorated during the 1980s, but Jagger has always found more success with the band than with his solo and side projects.
In 1989, Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. As member of the Stones, and as solo artist, he reached number one on the UK and US singles charts with 13 singles, the Top 10 with 32 singles and the Top 40 with 70 singles. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music..
Jagger has been married (and divorced) once, and has also had several other relationships. Jagger has eight children with five women. He also has five grandchildren, and became a great-grandfather on 19 May 2014, when his granddaughter Assisi gave birth to daughter Ezra Key.
Wife, Married, Divorce
Jagger has been married (and divorced) once and has also had several other relationships.
From 1966 to 1969, Jagger had a relationship with Marianne Faithfull, the English singer-songwriter/actress with whom he wrote “Sister Morphine,” a song on the Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
After his relationship with Faithfull ended, he pursued a relationship with Marsha Hunt from 1969 to 1970. Jagger met the American singer and, though Hunt was married, the pair began a relationship in 1969.
The relationship ended in June 1970, when Hunt was pregnant with Jagger’s first child, Karis. She is the inspiration for the song “Brown Sugar,” also from Sticky Fingers.
In 1970, he met Nicaraguan-born Bianca De Macias. They married on 12 May 1971 in a Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France, and had one child, Jade. They separated in 1977, and in May 1978 she filed for divorce on the grounds of his adultery.
During his marriage to De Macias, Jagger had an affair with then-Playboy model Bebe Buell from 1974 to 1976. In late 1977, Jagger began dating American model Jerry Hall; they moved in together and had a total of four children.
They attended an unofficial private marriage ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, on 21 November 1990, and lived at Downe House in Richmond, London. During his marriage to Hall, Jagger had an affair with Italian singer/model Carla Bruni, from 1991 to 1994.
She went on to become the First Lady of France when she married then-President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. The marriage to Hall and the marriage ceremony were declared invalid, unlawful, and null and void by the High Court of England and Wales in London in 1999.
From 2000 to 2001, Jagger had a relationship with the English model Sophie Dahl. Jagger had a relationship with fashion designer L’Wren Scott from 2001 until her suicide in 2014. She left her entire estate, estimated at US$9 million, to him. Jagger set up the L’Wren Scott scholarship at London’s Central Saint Martins College.
Since Scott died in 2014, Jagger has been in a relationship with American ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick.
Jagger has eight children with five women. He also has five grandchildren, and became a great-grandfather on 19 May 2014, when Jade’s daughter Assisi gave birth to a daughter.
On 4 November 1970, Marsha Hunt gave birth to Jagger’s first child, Karis Hunt Jagger, the only child Jagger had with Hunt. The following year, Bianca Jagger gave birth to the couple’s only child, and Jagger’s second, Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger on 21 October 1971.
Jagger has four children with model and actress Jerry Hall, the first is Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Scarlett Jagger born on 2 March 1984.
The couple’s second child was born 28 August 1985, named James Leroy Augustin Jagger. Hall gave birth to their third child, Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger, on 12 January 1992.
The fourth — and last — child Jagger would have with Hall was Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger born on 9 December 1997.
The couple’s relationship ended after it was discovered that he had had an affair with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez Morad, resulting in Jagger’s seventh child, Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger, who was born on 18 May 1999.
After the death of longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott, Jagger started a relationship with ballerina Melanie Hamrick. Their son, Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger, was born on 8 December 2016.
Jagger’s father, Basil “Joe” Jagger died of pneumonia on 11 November 2006 at age 93. Although the Rolling Stones were on the A Bigger Bang tour, Jagger flew to Britain to see his father before returning the same day to Las Vegas, where he was to perform that night, after being informed his father’s condition was improving.
The show went ahead as scheduled, despite Jagger learning of his father’s passing that afternoon. Jagger’s friends said that the show going on was “what Joe would have wanted”. Jagger called his father the “greatest influence” in his life.
Mick Jagger Net Worth
Jagger’s net worth has been estimated at $360 million.