Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction From These Personal Struggles

Most people would say that having a big mouth is a bad thing, but that's not exactly the case for Sir Mick Jagger. The legendary singer has thrilled millions over the years earning his group the moniker "The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band." But is stardom all it's cracked up to be? Throughout his entire career, the Rolling Stones frontman refused to answer to anybody, so it's no surprise that those he spurned wanted to take him down. Many artists dream of reaching the top, but most never really consider the many dangers involved in getting there.

A rock god

For anyone who's ever turned on a radio, there is one man who is arguably the embodiment of rock and roll frontmen. Charismatic, provocative, and enduring, Jagger cemented himself as a musical icon. But he's long been on the verge of spiraling out of control. "It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back," the singer once philosophized.

Singing since his earliest days

Born to a middle-class family in 1943, Mick Jagger enjoyed a happy childhood outside London. He enjoyed singing from his earliest days, and he almost never stopped. Whether in the shower or the church choir, he belted it out — though his tastes were a bit scandalous.

A taste for the blues

As he came of age, Jagger felt the closest affinity to American blues singers such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. This music didn't fit in with the ideals of respectable English life, but Jagger wanted nothing to do with that. Soon, he met friends who felt the same way.

A chance meeting that changed history

In 1961 Jagger bumped into an old classmate, Keith Richards, at the Dartford train station. They didn't know each other well, but like magnets, they attracted when they saw what the other was holding. Jagger had a bundle of rock records, while Richards clutched a guitar.