Date: Published Sept 2008
Signed By: Deborah Feingold in Pencil
Edition: 21 Prints Available World Wide
Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing Ltd
Condition: New – mint condition
Medium: Archival Giclee On 300gsm Fine Art Paper
Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is a Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning English singer, songwriter and occasional actor, best known for his work as lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones.He is the nineteenth most successful songwriter in UK Singles Chart history based on weeks that compositions he has co-written have spent on that chart.
In their earliest days the members played for no money in the interval of Alexis Korner’s gigs at a basement club opposite Ealing Broadway tube station (subsequently called “Ferry’s” club). At the time the group had very little equipment and needed to borrow Alexis’ gear to play. This was before Andrew Oldham became their manager. The lineup did not at that time include drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman. By 1964 two unscientific opinion polls rated them as England’s most popular group outranking even the Beatles.
By the autumn of 1963, Jagger had left the LSE in favour of his promising musical career with the Rolling Stones.
The group continued to mine the works of American rhythm and blues artists such as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, but with the strong encouragement of Andrew Oldham, Jagger and Richards soon began to write their own songs.
This core songwriting partnership would flourish in time; one of their early compositions, “As Tears Go By”, was a song written for Marianne Faithfull, a young singer being promoted by Loog Oldham at the time.
For the Rolling Stones, the duo would write “The Last Time”, the group’s third number-one single in the UK (their first two UK number-one hits had been cover versions).
Another of the fruits of this collaboration was their first international hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.
It also established The Rolling Stones image as defiant troublemakers in contrast to The Beatles’ “lovable moptop” image.
Jagger told Stephen Schiff in a 1992 Vanity Fair profile:
I wasn’t trying to be rebellious in those days; I was just being me. I wasn’t trying to push the edge of anything”.
I’m being me and ordinary, the guy from suburbia who sings in this band, but someone older might have thought it was just the most awful racket, the most terrible thing, and where are we going if this is music?… .