The Englishman, Sir Michael Philip Jagger (popularly known as Mick Jagger) is a songwriter, singer, actor and film producer. He gained popularity by being one of the founding members and lead singer of the “Rolling Stone”- a rock band founded in 1962 in London.
With a unique vocal prowess and a career that has lasted for over 50 years, Mick has been regarded as one if not the most influential and popular front man in Rock and Roll since its inception. Let us learn more about him.
Mick Jagger Bio (Age)
Christened Michael Philip Jagger at birth, the rock and roll legend was born in Dartford, Kent, England on 26th July 1943. Jagger is of both English and Australian descent. His dad, Basil Fanshawe ‘Joe’ Jagger, was a teacher of English descent while his mom, Eva Ensley Mary, who was of both Australian and English descent, was a hairdresser and a member of U.K’s conservative party. Mick’s only known sibling is his younger brother and fellow musician, Chris Jagger.
In 1950, Jagger was enrolled at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford. Shortly after passing the “11-plus” examination in 1954, he got admitted into Dartford Grammar School, graduating in 1961 with 7 O-levels and 3 A-levels. Mick then went on to further his education at the London School of Economics using his government grant. He later dropped out in 1963 to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a pop star.
Young Michael was raised to tow the teaching career path of both his father and grandfather but he had a keen interest in music especially R n B which was stirred up because he was always listening to American musician, Richard Wayne Penniman popularly known as Little Richard. He became an active member of the church choir and an avid listener of singers on whatever platform he could hear them from.
In July 1960, Mick Jagger reunited with his primary school mate and friend, Keith Richards, who also had shared musical passion at the Dartford railway station. In 1961, Jagger met fellow English musician and guitarist Lewis Brian Jones and together with Keith, they moved to London, sharing a flat they rented in Edith Grove, Chelsea. The trio founded the musical group “Rolling Stones” shortly after they started practicing together. The name of the band was inspired by a song by Muddy Waters titled “Rollin’ Stone”.
Mick Jagger has been honored with several awards and accolades following a successful career as a musician. He was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth at her 2002 Birthday Honors and in 2003, he was honored with “the accolade” by Prince Charles. He is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame as well as the U.K Music Hall of Fame. The Golden Globe awardee has also featured in several film productions as an actor and as a producer.
Is He Gay? Girlfriend, Wife, Children
Sir Michael Philip Jagger is definitely not gay as he has been married twice and divorced once. Besides that, he has been in and out of several relationships. Mick was reported to have dated Fellow English singer/songwriter, Marianne Faithfull from 1966 up until 1969. They co-wrote ‘Sister Morphine’ song which featured on the Rolling Stones album released in 1971.
Shortly after breaking up with Marianne, he hooked up with married American actress and singer, Marsha Hunt. Their relationship ended in 1970 lasting for just a year. Marsha had a child for Mick named Karis.
In 1971, Mick Jagger met Bianca De Macias and they got married at a ceremony held in Saint Tropez, France. In 1978, Bianca who was of Nicaraguan descent filed for a divorce after she and Mick had been separated for a year citing adultery as the main reason. De Macias had a daughter for him named Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger.
It was reported that the award-winning singer started dating Jerry Hall, an American model, in 1977. They eventually got married in Bali, Indonesia at a private ceremony which took place on 21st November 1990. In 1999, the High Court of England and Wales sitting in London ruled that Mick Jagger’s marriage to Jerry Hall was invalid, unlawful, and null and void thereby dismantling the marriage. The unofficial union produced 4 children.
In 2014, Mick started dating his much-younger ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, and in 2016, they welcomed their first child together and Mick Jagger’s 8th child.
Mick Jagger has 8 children in total from 5 women; Karis (1970) by Marsha Hunt, Jade (1971) by Bianca De Macias, Elizabeth (1984), James (1985), Georgia May (1992) and Gabriel (1997) by Jerry Hall. Lucas Jagger was born by Luciana Gimenez Morad and finally Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger (8th December 2016) by Melanie Hamrick. Mick also has 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mick Jagger’s career so far has been all-round successful and has earned him awards, accolades, fame and a vast amount of wealth. The rock star’s net worth is estimated to be around $360 million generated from his music, movies, and other ventures. It was reported that L’Wren Scott left him her entire wealth valued at $9 million upon her death in 2014.
The English born singer has a slim body build and is of relative height measuring about 1.78 m which is equivalent to about 5 feet 10 inches. He weighs 73 kg and has a body measurement of chest: 44 in (96.5 cm), biceps: 13 in (33 cm), waist: 33 in (84 cm). He also wears shoe size 12 (US).