The Mouth: Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger

“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”

Getty Images

Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943), is one half of the most potent songwriting duo of the late ’60s and ’70s. An upper-class Englishman with a degree from the London School of Economics, Jagger still managed to sound like the real deal channeling American southern blues onstage. 

Jagger, who turns 76 today, has been a rock star for over 50 years, and he’s lived that life to the hilt. 

Jagger has been through drug arrests, globally notorious romantic entanglements (Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Marianne Faithful, etc.) and record sales that handily exceed 250 million. 

In 1989, Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2003 he was, incredibly, given a knighthood. He once said, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” and he’s living proof that is true. 

Celebrate the life and music of a legend with some of his biggest hits today.