Friday January 24, 2020

Biography of Jagger goes from bed to worse

Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger by Christopher Andersen. The Robson Press, €25.20. Reviewed by Eamon Sweeney.

25th August, 2012
Mick and Bianca Jagger in St Tropez in May 1971: the rock star is somewhat diminished by this rather tawdry bonk-buster. Photo: Getty

Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger by Christopher Andersen


You may have noticed that the Rolling Stones are celebrating a half-century of preening and pouting across the world, while defining the meaning of the phrase 'rock dinosaurs' in the process. Rock and pop have an ever-increasing habit of milking anniversaries for all their worth with lavish box sets, commemorative editions and coffee table tomes. As Simon Reynolds's illuminating book, Retromania: Pop Culture's...

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