Sunday, July 26, 2009
Happy Birthday Mick
Mick and his women. Chrissie:
Mick and Marianne, his greatest love:
Mick and Ms. B:
Perhaps the greatest frontman of all time, Michael Phillip Jagger turns 66 today. I always prefer Keith to Mick, but of course, but I think I often overlook just how fantastic Mick is in his own right. The quintessential Leo, a proud leader, it was Mick who the press gravitated to with his school-boy charm and famous mouth. And the ladies took notice as well. Mick's first big relationship started in '63 with Chrissie Shrimpton, younger sister to the famous model Jean, and theirs was a publicized romance, especially their fights. Mick cared for her, but tired of her bitching, painfully immortalizing her in songs like "Stupid Girl", "Out Of Time", "Under My Thumb", and "19th Nervous Breakdown". Though Mick relentlessly pursued Marianne the few times they met at parties, in 1966 she finally gave in and they were the hot couple of London for four years. Marianne joined the Stones elite circle at a critical time, and along with fellow goddess and best friend Anita Pallenberg, changed their course forever. Marianne descended into a love affair with heroin that took hold of her life, and Mick had to let her go, although most people who know him have said that Marianne was the love of Mick's life, even his ex-wife, Jerry Hall. In September of 1970, the year Mick and Marianne's relationship came to a close, Mick met Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías, the Nicaraguan former girlfriend of Michael Caine, and married her eight months later in St. Tropez. While Mick and Bianca were Studio 54 darlings and the king and queen of jet-set, rock n' roll cool, their 8-year marriage wasn't a blissful one. By 1977, Mick was regularly seeing Texan supermodel Jerry Hall, who would be the main woman in his life until 1999, when, fed up with his countless affairs, she finally filed for divorce.
(photos courtesy of Google images, the Daily Mail, lastfm, whosdatedwho, Livejournal, Cultish Celebs & Icons, TFS, and scans by me)