Just in case that whole music career thing never takes off for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, he thinks that he can get some satisfaction from the growing and shaping of young minds.
Jagger revealed in an interview with BBC Radio that his original career goals were far more humble than becoming one of the greatest music artists of all time. He actually wanted to be a teacher, and seemed to suggest that had he taken that route instead, he would still be very happy.
He admitted that his career in music hasn’t been very challenging to him intellectually, and teaching might have been “gratifying” instead. He also said that he has flirted with the possibility of becoming a politician or a journalist, at least when he was still a teenager.
Instead of all that, he went on to become one of the most successful rock singers in history. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. They’ve been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as No. 4 on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list, and in 2008, Billboard magazine listed them as No. 10 on their “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists” chart.
As of 2012, the band has marked 50 years in the music industry, and are celebrating with a series of concerts that will include their fist appearance ever at the Glastonbury festival this weekend. They will also return in July to Hyde Park in central London.
Though Jagger has been interested in other careers, he says that he is indeed “very pleased” with how it all worked out.
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