Mick Jagger will be portrayed by Harry Styles, according to Harper’s Bazaar, in a biopic titled Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones. What can Styles fans and younger viewers expect from the film? Whether fans love Harry or Mick, One Direction and Stones enthusiasts are going to find the movie breathtaking.
Harry Styles’ acting skills will be challenged powerfully as this musical action drama unfolds. Informed experts believe, though, that Styles is more than up to the task after his surprising performance in the movie Dunkirk. Styles is a perfectionist, always pushing himself to be greater. His skills musically are hardly limited to his work in One Direction, and he is looking to broaden his image to match the scope of his talent.
Mick Jagger was the front man or lead singer for the Rolling Stones. Mick was born in Dartford, England. His best friend was Keith Richards and for most of their childhood, they lived only a block away from each other. These two best friends would become legends fairly early in their lives, but they met and discovered music together as children.
The Rolling Stones have careers that started in 1963, and it isn’t really over yet. Mick Jagger has starred in movies as well as having a great musical career.
The Harry Styles Biopic Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones will focus on the early years up to the point of the mid-’70s. Those were exciting times for the Stones.
The Mick Jagger website features a 1995 interview in which Jagger recalls his childhood with Keith Richards. The two were lifelong friends.
“I can’t remember when I didn’t know him. We lived one street away; his mother knew my mother, and we were at primary school together from [ages] 7 to 11. We used to play together, and we weren’t the closest friends, but we were friends.”
Keith Richards’ family moved when they were 11-years-old, but he and Mick Jagger still got together and listened to music. Over the years, the music became a greater and greater bond between them. Jagger recalls introducing Keith to R&B.
“And then – this is a true story – we met at the train station. And I had these rhythm & blues records, which were very prized possessions because they weren’t available in England then. And he said, ‘Oh, yeah, these are really interesting.’ That kind of did it. That’s how it started, really.”
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards founded the Rolling Stones which became one of the greatest rock bands in the world, but it all started very simply and innocently.
“I can’t quite remember how all this worked. Keith always played the guitar, from even when he was 5. And he was keen on country music, cowboys. But obviously at some point, Keith, he had this guitar with this electric guitar pickup. And he played it for me. So I said, ‘Well, I sing, you know? And you play the guitar.’ Very obvious stuff.”
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards began to perform together when they were 15-years-old, Then as the boys entered fully into their teens they became involved with other musicians. Dick Taylor,Guitarist Brian Jones, Pianist Ian Stewart, drummer Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman soon joined the band that would become the Rolling Stones, as Taylor left the group.
The Rolling Stones were always marketed as a rough and wild group according to Bio. In the early years, Jagger would sometimes lay down and roll around on stage. They were a high-profile example of the 1960s drug culture. Their homes were raided by police resulting in drug busts more than once. Their image could be described as anything but clean, but instead of hurting their reputation, it exploded in that era of the antiheroes of rock and roll.
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones continued to rise to international fame and legal infamy. In 1969, Brian Jones was forced to withdraw from the band after his many drug arrests resulted in his being forbidden from leaving the country. Within the month, Jones was found drowned in a pool, with drugs and alcohol in his system. His death was ruled a “misadventure” according to Bio.
The Rolling Stones, and especially Mick Jagger, were always involved in some sort of intrigue. The Hell’s Angels sometimes provided security for Stones concerts. In 1975, the Hell’s Angels put out a hit on Jagger, following a stabbing murder at a Stones concert which Jagger publicly blamed on the Angels.
Mick Jagger moved into acting in 1970. He took the role of a legendary outlaw in the movie Ned Kelly. In the same year, he starred in In Performance as a rock star recluse. Though those films were less than successful, the experience served him well in later acting and producing ventures including the 1992 classic Freejack.
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The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger continues to live a full and rewarding life. In July 2016, Mick fathered his seventh child, that he knows of anyway, at the age of 72.
The Rolling Stones are considered legendary and their music helped shape the culture of the late twentieth century. He was in more recent times honored with Knighthood, but in his glory days, he was a pure outlaw. A symbol of a powerful spirit of teenaged rebellion that typified the times.
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger will be portrayed by Harry Styles in a new feature film biopic, Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones.
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