Today, 26th July, is Mick Jagger’s birthday.                                  

Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) singer, songwriter and actor, is the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Jagger’s career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll.

Mick Jagger’s mother was born in Sydney, Australia in 1913 but the family returned to England in 1917. Her brother, Percy  later returned to Australia and his children and their families, (Mick’s cousins) still live in Australia.

In November 2014, Mick invited 103 Sydney relatives to the Rolling Stones concert in Sydney.

In 1969, Mick Jagger came to Australia and played the part of Ned Kelly in the eponymous Australian made movie. The State Library of New South Wales holds a collection of photographs depicting the shooting of the film in 1969, as well as many biographies of Mick Jagger and books about the Rolling Stones.       

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, 1995 - photographer Tony Mott

Exhibited in What a Life: Rock photography by Tony Mott - October 2015 - February 2016

Arrival of Mick Jagger at Sydney airport in July 1969  (to make the film Ned Kelly)   Australian Photographic Agency - 45426                           State Library of New South Wales