Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943), better known as Mick Jagger, is an English singer, songwriter and one time actor, best known as the lead singer and a founder member of The Rolling Stones. Jagger's career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll". His distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards' guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure. In the late 1960s Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985, Jagger released his first solo album, She's the Boss. In early 2009, he joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy. 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. In 2003 he was knighted for his services to music.
Links To Peel
Peel was a fan of Mick Jagger's Rolling Stones first LP, the self titled album, that Peel voted as his all time Top 20 Albums. However Mick's solo career was not something Peel was that keen on, except for a track called 'Memo From Turner' which Jagger did for the 1970 movie, Performance, which starred Jagger himself playing the leading role of Turner, a reclusive rock star. The track featured the slide guitar of Ry Cooder, who Peel was a fan of. Later Ry Cooder had an entry in Peel's favourite tracks of 1977 in his own 1977 Festive Fifty, where the song 'The Dark End Of The Street' entered at number 42.
- 05 September 1970: Memo From Turner (LP – Performance soundtrack) Warner Bros
- 10 October 1970: Memo From Turner (Soundtrack LP-Performance) Warner Bros
- 13 August 1976: (JP: 'There's a pre-Stones Mick Taylor, strutting his stuff...and this is Mick (Jagger)'s solo single from the soundtrack of the film Performance, with some rather nice guitar playing by Ry Cooder.') 'Memo From Turner (7")' (Decca)
- 14 April 1981: Memo From Turner (v/a album - Performance: Original Motion Picture Sound Track) Warner Bros.