Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue

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Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue

by Marc Spitz

Gotham Book Mart | September 4, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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An examination of Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led as the legendary front man of the Rolling Stones.

As the Rolling Stones celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, their legendary front man remains an enigma; he hasn't given an in-depth interview in a decade and a half. Drawing on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, acclaimed music journalist Marc Spitz  has created  a unique  examination  of the Jagger legacy. Combining biography with cultural history, Jagger unfolds like a captivating documentary, a series of episodes tracing the icon's rise from his childhood in middle-class postwar London to his status as a jet-setting knight.

Culturally astute, often funny, and painstakingly researched, Jagger offers a far richer potrait than biographies published previously. The book reveals much about his relationships (with Marianne Faithfull and ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall); his complex, creative partership with Keith Richards; his friends, including John Lennon and David Bowie; and his enemies, such as Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger. Spitz goes even deeper, exploring Jagger's many roles: authentic  soul man; powerful social commentator; sexual liberator; would-be movie star; and a shrewd  businessman with an enthusiasm for much younger women. The myth of Mick is examined and rebooted for the twenty-first century.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: Gotham Book Mart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 159240734X

ISBN - 13: 9781592407347

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue

Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue

by Marc Spitz

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: Gotham Book Mart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 159240734X

ISBN - 13: 9781592407347

About the Book

Drawing on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, acclaimed music journalist Spitz has created a unique examination of the Jagger legacy.

From the Publisher

An examination of Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led as the legendary front man of the Rolling Stones.

As the Rolling Stones celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, their legendary front man remains an enigma; he hasn't given an in-depth interview in a decade and a half. Drawing on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, acclaimed music journalist Marc Spitz  has created  a unique  examination  of the Jagger legacy. Combining biography with cultural history, Jagger unfolds like a captivating documentary, a series of episodes tracing the icon's rise from his childhood in middle-class postwar London to his status as a jet-setting knight.

Culturally astute, often funny, and painstakingly researched, Jagger offers a far richer potrait than biographies published previously. The book reveals much about his relationships (with Marianne Faithfull and ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall); his complex, creative partership with Keith Richards; his friends, including John Lennon and David Bowie; and his enemies, such as Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger. Spitz goes even deeper, exploring Jagger's many roles: authentic  soul man; powerful social commentator; sexual liberator; would-be movie star; and a shrewd  businessman with an enthusiasm for much younger women. The myth of Mick is examined and rebooted for the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Marc Spitz is the author of five previous books, including the acclaimed Bowie: A Biography. Spitz is the music blogger for vanityfair.com, and his writing has appeared in Spin, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Maxim. He lives in New York City.

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"Competently enough written, this is a pleasant read that nicely puts all the old stories in some order, referencing discarded lovers, dalliances, and other time-honored themes."
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