Highlights on Mick Jagger | CNN
Here’s a look into the life of singer, songwriter and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
Date of Birth: July 26, 1943
Place of birth: Dartford, England
Birth name: Michel Philippe Jagger
Dad: Basil « Joe » Jagger, a teacher
Mother: Eva (Scutts) Jagger
Marriages: Jerry Hall (November 21, 1990 – August 13, 1999, canceled); Bianca (Pérez Morena De Macías) Jagger (May 21, 1971 – November 2, 1979, divorced)
Children: with Melanie Hamrick: A Son, 2016; with Luciana Gimenez Morad: Lucas, 1999; with Jerry Hall: Gabriel, 1997; Georgia, 1992; James, 1985; Elizabeth, 1984; with Bianca (Pérez Morena De Macías) Jagger: Jade, 1971; with Marsha Hunt: Karis, 1970
Education: Attended the London School of Economics
Plays harmonica, tambourine, guitar and piano.
Childhood friends with teammate Keith Richards.
Nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, solo and with the Rolling Stones, and won three.
He once said, « I’d rather be dead than sing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45. »
1960 – Lead singer of Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. Richards later joins the group.
1962-present – Singer of the Rolling Stones.
June 6, 1965 – « (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction » was released in the United States. It was number 1 for four weeks and was the group’s first gold record.
February 12, 1967 – Jagger and Richards are arrested for drug possession. Jagger is sentenced to three months and Richards to one year. Later, the sentences are overturned on appeal.
July 5, 1969 – The Rolling Stones give a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Jagger reads poetry and releases 3,500 butterflies in honor of former band member Brian Jones, who was found dead on July 3.
May 28, 1969 – When his London home is raided by the police, Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull are arrested for possession of marijuana.
December 6, 1969 – A free concert at Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California results in the stabbing death of a fan. In 1970, the documentary « Gimme Shelter » about the concert tour and tragedy was released.
June 15, 1970 – Opening day of « Ned Kelly », Jagger’s first film role.
February 25, 1985 – Releases his first solo album « She’s the Boss ».
January 18, 1989 – The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1994 – The Rolling Stones win two Grammy Awards – Best Rock Album for ‘Voodoo Lounge’ and Best Music Video, Short Form for ‘Love is Strong’.
November 10, 2002 – Appears as himself in « The Simpsons ».
December 12, 2003 – Is knighted by Prince Charles for his services to music.
2008 – Director Martin Scorsese is releasing « Shine a Light, » a documentary film featuring a 2006 Stones performance.
2011 – Collaborate with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, Joss Stone and « Slumdog Millionaire » soundtrack composer AR Rahman to form new band SuperHeavy.
October 16, 2012 – The group’s book « The Rolling Stones: 50 » is published.
October 18, 2012 – « Crossfire Hurricane », a documentary about the group, opens at the London Film Festival.
March 17, 2014 – Fashion designer and longtime companion of Jagger, L’Wren Scott, is found dead of an apparent suicide.
March 25, 2016 – The Rolling Stones become the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, attracting hundreds of thousands to a free concert in Havana.
December 2, 2016 – The Rolling Stones release « Blue & Lonesome », their first studio album in over a decade.
February 16, 2017 – According to London publisher John Blake, he has the only unpublished copy of an autobiographical manuscript from the 1980s written by Jagger. According to The New York Times, Blake was denied permission by Rolling Stones management to publish the memoir.
May 26, 2017 – The documentary film “¡Olé, Olé, Olé! A Journey Through Latin America”, is available for digital download. The film follows the 2016 tour with the Rolling Stones as they travel through Latin America in preparation to play their first show in Havana, Cuba, in front of over a million fans. The film had a very limited theatrical release in the US and UK in late 2016.
January 28, 2018 – The Rolling Stones win the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for « Blue & Lonesome. »
March 30, 2019 – The Rolling Stones announce the postponement of an upcoming North American tour due to Jagger’s health issues.
April 5, 2019 – A representative for Jagger told CNN that « Jagger has successfully undergone treatment. He is doing very well and is expected to make a full recovery. A source close to the group told CNN earlier in the week that Jagger was being treated to replace a valve in his heart, but a rep for the singer declined to elaborate.
June 21, 2019 – The postponed North American tour begins at Soldier Field in Chicago.
March 17, 2020 – The Rolling Stones announce that their North American tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
April 13, 2021 – Jagger and musician Dave Grohl release « Eazy Sleazy », a song inspired by the coronavirus pandemic.
October 7, 2021 – In an interview with the LA Times, Jagger says the Rolling Stones have phased out the song « Brown Sugar », which begins with a slave tale, from their gig slates.
June 13, 2022 – The Rolling Stones cancel a concert in Amsterdam, announcing that Jagger has tested positive for Covid-19. In an Instagram post on June 16, Jagger shares that his health is improving.