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Over Half A Century Of Rock & Roll And He's Still Going Strong

Mick Jagger has been called one of the biggest rock stars of all time. His music style was largely influenced by American blues artists like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. His signature Jagger swagger? Well, he got those moves from watching another music icon - James Brown. His career with The Rolling Stones spans 50 years and he doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon!  In fact, later this year, Mick will welcome his eighth child into the world!

Here is a brief look at the evolution of Mick Jagger the Rock Star:

R-L Young Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

July 26, 1943 - Michael Philip (Mick) Jagger is born in Dartford, Kent, England.

When asked about his childhood in an interview for According to the Rolling Stones, Mick replied, "I always sang as a child. I was one of those kids who just liked to sing."

1960 - Mick reunites with childhood friend Keith Richards, a shared passion for American R&B sparks the creation of their first band: Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.

July 12, 1962 - Mick Jagger makes his first appearance with the Rollin' Stones at The Marquee Club in London, England.

The Rollin' Stones play a set of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Jimmy Reed covers at the Marquee Club in London, England.

1965 - The Last Time is released. It is the first of many co-written songs between Jagger and Richards and it would become the band's first No.1 single in the UK.

1967 - Mick and Keith are arrested on drug charges. Although they appealed successfully, this would be the beginning of several run-is with the law.

1972- The vocal range he sings with in Let it loose is considered Mick's "finest ever vocal achievement."

James Brown with Mick Jagger. The two first met at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in the 1960s.Bob Bonis Archives - bobbonis.com

1985 - Mick goes solo: while still playing for the Stones, he releases She's the Boss.

1987- He goes solo for the second time, but Primitive Cool gets mixed reviews.

1985 - The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


1990's - Mick tours with the Rolling Stones to promote the band's album Steel Wheels and hits solo success with Wandering Spirit.

October 20, 2001 - Mick and Keith perform together for the September 11 fundraiser: The Concert for New York City.

2003 - Sir Mick Jagger is knighted by Prince Charles.

2004 - The Rolling Stones are inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.

Fall 2012 - The Rolling Stones launch their 50th anniversary tour.

February 21 2012 - Mick performes at the White House Concert Series for President Barack Obama.

March 2016 - The Stones make history when they play a free concert for 500,000 people in Cuba Havana.

The Rolling Stones play a free concert for tens of thousands of American and Cuban fans in March 2016.Photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Where you there when The Rolling Stones got their big break? Did you see Jagger swagger his way across the stage earlier this year at the historic concert in Havana, Cuba? We want to know what you love most about Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones; tell us in the comments below! Don't forget to like and share!

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