Mick Jagger (Author, Reader) Mick Jagger is best known as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. In a career spanning over five decades, he has also been an actor, film producer, solo artist and songwriter. Mick was born in 1943, and was childhood friends with Keith Richards. The two lost touch when they went to different schools, but in 1960 a chance meeting at a a railway station brought them back together and they discovered they shared a passion for rhythm and blues and rock n' roll. The Rolling Stones came together in the early Sixties, as Jagger, Richards and guitarist Brian Jones were joined by Ian Stewart and later, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. By 1963, the band was well established, and by the following year they were rivalling the Beatles in popularity. Over the next decade, they went on to have a string of hits and released several bestselling albums. They launched Rolling Stones Records in 1971, and toured the world performing concerts in stadiums and arenas. After a near-split in the 1980s, the band made a comeback, and they are still playing and touring today - in 2013, they headlined at Glastonbury and played two sell-out Hyde Park concerts to mark their 50th anniversary. Mick Jagger's solo work has also been exceptionally successful: he has released 15 singles and five solo albums. He began acting in 1968, and starred in Nic Roeg's cult hit Performance and the 1970 biopic Ned Kelly. A move into producing followed, and in in 1995 he founded (with Victoria Pearman) Jagged Films. The company's productions include Enigma, The Woman and a documentary about Jagger, Being Mick. Jagger has also co-produced several films, including the 2014 movie about James Brown, Get On Up. Mick Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and was knighted in 2003 for services to music. Jagger has been married twice and had many other relationships. He has seven children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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