Mick Jagger: Rebel Knight
Biographies & Memoirs , Entertainment
11 Nov 2016
World-famous as a rock icon, Sir Mick Jagger has remained a stubbornly enigmatic man.
Lead singer and co-founder of the Rolling Stone, Jagger is one of the most popular and influential frontmen of Rock and Roll.
In the early days of the Rolling Stones the band played for free in a basement club opposite Ealing Broadway Station.
Now the Rolling Stones are in the UK Music Hall of Fame
In this incisive and compelling biography, Christopher Sandford explores Jagger’s contradictory persona.
From the wild abandon of his stage performances to the cool and calculating self-management of his life and career.
Mick Jagger: Rebel Knight is based on exclusive interviews with Jagger’s parents, friends and musical partners, as well as his FBI file to which the author has had unprecedented access.
The Stones’ long-time pianist, the late Ian Stewart, gives fresh insight into the history and internal battles of the legendary band.
Here too are definitive accounts of Jagger’s many affairs (including Brigitte Bardot and Tina Turner) and his long-term relationships with Marianne Faithfull, Bianca Perez Morena De Macias and Jerry Hall.
Sandford also includes The Stones’ 2002 US tour, Jagger’s relationships with Venezuelan heiress Vanessa Neumann and model Sophie Dahl, and his controversial knighthood.
I’m no big fan of biographies and here’s why: either it is an official biography or it isn’t. If it is it’s usually polished up, you’ll see that persons views and, off course, they are always right OR it is an unofficial biography and there’s a lot of gossip in it, untruths and speculations by 3rd parties.
This book is not bad, there’s loads of stuff the real Jagger / Stones fan already knows which, off course is logical if you look at how many books there are about Jagger / Stones already. At least Sandford has a nice way of writing and presenting. It’s a nice read and probably a good way to start if you want to know something about Jagger. Sandford did interview loads of people to try to give an image of who Mick Jagger is.