Mick Jagger

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!!!  Today, Mick turns 75 years old!  Can you believe it?  Let’s throwback to the heyday of the Rolling Stones today.  Here are some fun facts about the Stones:

  • Mick and Keith Richards have known each other since they were 5 years old when they met in pre-school.
  • Director Martin Scorsese is a huge fan of the band – and a bigger fan of the song “Gimme Shelter.”  He’s used it in 4 films.
  • The “feud” with the Beatles?  Mostly a marketing ploy.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the hit “I Wanna Be Your Man” for the Stones.  And Lennon and McCartney also sang the background vocals on the 1967 single “We Love You.”
  • Now legendary film director George Lucas was a crew member on the 1970 documentary film “Gimme Shelter” about the Stones.
  • Mick Jagger was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003.  Picture him in a suit of armor on stage – that’ll make you laugh!

So Happy 75th Mick – here’s my favorite throwback Rolling Stones song to enjoy today.   Let me know your favorite Stones song in the comments!