Mick Jagger's charismatically demonic persona is at least one half - the other half is Keith Richards -of the reason for the enduring popular success of The Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger was born Michael Philip Jagger in Dartford, Kent in England on July 26, 1943, five months before his eventual partner Keith Richards was born in the same city.
He went to London where he attended the London School of Economics (1962-1964). In London, he met Richards, and in 1962, along with Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts, they founded The Rolling Stones, a band rooted in Chicago blues, and one of the most influential bands from the British Invasion of the 1960s and 70s.
Although they initially performed material written by other songwriters, Jagger and Richards soon began writing original material, and in 1965 they had their first great success with "(I Cant Get No) Satisfaction". This was rapidly followed by hits such as "Paint It, Black", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Get Off My Cloud", "Lady Jane" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." In 1968, they began a string of albums that would go down as some of rock's most quintessential and enduring albums ever recorded 1968's "Beggar's Banquet," 1969's "Let It Bleed," 1970's "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out," 1971's "Sticky Fingers," and 1972's "Exile on Main Street."
The Rolling Stones would continue to produce hit albums with original Jagger/Richards compositions through the 1990s. In the late 1980s, The Rolling Stones briefly disbanded as Jagger and Richard tried to pursue solo careers. When these careers proved unsuccessful, the band came together again in 1989, and has remained together since.