Today: Mick Jagger is 69

From Wikipedia:

Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a founder member of The Rolling Stones.

Jagger’s career has spanned over fifty years. His performance style has been said to have “opened up definitions of gendered masculinity and so laid the foundations for self-invention and sexual plasticity which are now an integral part of contemporary youth culture”. Allmusic has described Jagger 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. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Rolling Stones.

From Allmusic (Stephen Thomas Erlewine):

As the lead singer for the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger is one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll. Jagger fronted the Rolling Stones for over 20 years before he began a solo career in 1985. At the time of the release of his debut solo album, She’s the Boss, it appeared that the Stones may have been approaching the end of their career, but it soon transpired that Jagger’s solo career would run concurrently with that of the band’s. Over the next decade, he released a string of solo albums, none of which achieved the commercial success of the Stones’ less popular releases.

Tumbling Dice (From “Ladies & Gentlemen” DVD & Blu-Ray):

Album of the day:

Other July-26:

  • Harper Valley PTA” is a country song written by Tom T. Hall that was a major international hit single for country singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1968. Riley’s record sold over six million copies as a single. The song made Riley the first woman to top both Billboard’s Hot 100 and the U.S. country single’s charts with the same song, a feat that would go unrepeated until Dolly Parton‘s “9 to 5 ” in 1981.According to different sources – it was recorded in july26 – 1968.
    Released 1968
    Genre Country
    Length 3:16
    Label Plantation
    Writer(s) Tom T. Hall
    Producer Shelby Singleton

-Egil

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