As he completed a US tour with the Rolling Stones, rock and roll superstar Mick Jagger turned 70, and despite years of hard living, the wrinkly rocker continues to dance.
It is 50 years since his band sped into the charts with ‘Come On’ and began their tenure as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world.
Jagger mused on the music: “First of all, you know you have to be pleased with everything that you do, you have to be pleased with yourself and then when you play it to other people and then you want critics to like it. And then, of course, you want the greater public at large to like it. You often times have good success for yourself and good success with the public, but some of the critics don’t like things.”
The band took off in the swinging sixties and still continue to sell out shows today. But does Mr Jagger feel a part of rock and roll’s Jurassic park? Apparently not as he said: “I don’t wanna be like, you know, just like an old burned out institution but you wanna be still alive so unfortunately I do feel like that.”
Jagger received a knighthood for services to music in 2003, joining pop knights Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John at the top of rock’s hall of honors.
Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!