Bestselling biographer Philip Norman offers an unparalleled account of the life of a living legend, Mick Jagger. From Home Counties schoolboy, to rebel without a cause, to Sixties sensation and global idol, Norman unravels the myth of the inimitable frontman of The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger charts his extraordinary journey through scandal-ridden conspiracy, infamous prison spell, hordes of female admirers and a knighthood while stripping away the fame, wealth and idolatry to reveal a story of talent and promise unfulfilled.
Understated yet ostentatious; the ultimate incarnation of 'sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll', yet blessed with taste and intelligence; always moving with the Jagger swagger yet modest enough to be self-deprecating, Mick was a paradoxical energy that reconfigured the musical landscape. This revelatory tour de force pays tribute to a flawed genius who realised the dreams of thousands of rock pretenders: longevity.
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- Derek Roczen
Kind of Boring
I have read and heard Phil Norman s Paul McCartney and John Lennon biographies which are really good. John Lennon was a fascinating character as expected and Paul McCartney is more interesting and complex than one would have thought. The trouble about this book is that Mick Jagger is kind of bland. Probably the real Mick Jagger is just good at keeping his real personality away from the limelight, but it makes boring listening. I also have problems with the speaker, because it starts to get weird when he starts doing Southern accents or female voices. I can´t recommend this book.