Mick Jagger, whose real name is Michael Philip Jagger, was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, Kent, England. He was the elder of two sons born to Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger, a teacher, and Eva Ensley Mary Scutts, an active member of the local church. His father also had a love for sports and passed this enthusiasm down to his son.
Mick Jagger Childhood Photos
As a student, Jagger was reportedly popular and intelligent. He excelled acadically and was accepted into the London School of Economics to study business. However, his passion for music eventually overrode his academic pursuits.
A significant event in Jagger’s early life was reuniting with his primary schoolmate, Keith Richards, at a Dartford train station in 1961. Jagger was carrying albums from Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters, sparking a conversation that led to the formation of The Rolling Stones, one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.
Despite facing many challenges and controversies throughout his career, Jagger’s early passion for music and charismatic performance style solidified his status as a rock legend and helped The Rolling Stones make an indelible mark on the world of rock music.