Rebel, Rocker, Rambler, Rogue

eBook - 2011
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This book is a biography and cultural examination of the Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led. As the Rolling Stones' legendary front man Mick Jagger remains an enigma. He hasn't given an in-depth interview for a decade and a half and never commented on his friend and partner, Keith Richard's often critical biography. Drawing on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, radicals, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, the author, a music journalist, has created a unique examination of the Jagger legacy, debunking long held myths and restoring his status as a complicated artist. Combining biography with cultural history, the story unfolds like a captivating documentary, a series of episodes tracing the icon's rise from his childhood in middle-class postwar London to his status as a jet-setting knight. A culturally astute, often funny, and painstakingly researched read, the book offers a far richer portrait than biographies published previously. It reveals much about his relationships (with Marianne Faithfull and ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall); his complex, creative partnership with Keith Richards; his friends like John Lennon and David Bowie; and enemies like Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger. The author goes even deeper, exploring Jagger's many roles: an authentic soul man; powerful social commentator; sexual liberator; would-be movie star; and yes, sometimes, a shrewd businessman with an enthusiasm for much younger women. The myth of Mick is examined and rebooted for the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781101552131
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 310 p., [16] p. of plates) :,ill


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Nov 29, 2011

Another book by someone who is unfortunately just going by other people's recollections and comments.
The last in depth interview Mick did was in 1989 in Rolling Stone magazine.
He doesn't even care to comment about some of the biting comments that Keith put in his book "Life".
He lives his life how he wants to and cares not what others say or think, unless he feels like playing games by taking people way down a wrong path!
A great businessman, and he used to be a great inovative singer.

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