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Jagger was born into a middle-class family in [[Dartford]], [[Kent]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Baptism entry for Mick Jagger, rock musician, from the registers of Dartford St. Alban for 6&nbsp;October 1943.|last=Anon|work=Medway City Ark Document Gallery|publisher=Medway Council|accessdate=17 September 2009}}</ref> His father, Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger (13 April 1913&nbsp;– 11 November 2006), and grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, were both teachers. His mother, Eva Ensley Mary (née Scutts; 6 April 1913&nbsp;– 18 May 2000), born in [[New South Wales]], Australia, of English descent,<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Ancestry of Mick Jagger||accessdate=5 May 2011}}</ref> was a hairdresser.<ref>{{cite news|last=Barratt|first=Nick|url=|title=Family detective: Mick Jagger|work=The Daily Telegraph|date=24 November 2006|accessdate=5 May 2011|location=London, UK}}</ref>
After studying dramatic art, Jagger has worked in many fields, including theatre, cinema, clothes design, and decoration. He first appeared in the musical 'Hair' in [[Tel Aviv]] for six months, later with the Black Theatre of Brixton at the ICA in London with Rufus Collins, then joined The [[Glasgow Citizens' Theatre]] where he appeared with, amongst others, [[Ciarán Hinds]], [[Pierce Brosnan]], and [[Sian Thomas| Siân Thomas]]. He also played repertory theatre in Nottingham, Plymouth, and Hammersmith Lyric London.
In the 1970s, his project for recording an album with the [[Flying Burrito Brothers]] was aborted. In the 1980s, he contributed to two of [[The Rolling Stones]]' albums, ''Dirty Work'' (1986) and ''Steel Wheels'' (1989), while he also worked in France with [[Vanessa Paradis]]'s producer, [[Franck Langolff]].
Jagger has also worked as a journalist (contributing articles for ''[[The Daily Telegraph]]'', ''[[The Guardian]]'', ''[[The Mail on Sunday]]'', ''[[The Independent on Sunday]]'' and ''[[Rolling Stone]]''), and wrote and presented for [[BBC Radio 2]] a program about [[Alexis Korner]], a blues pioneer, and co-produced a film for [[Sky Arts channel]] called ''I Got the Blues in Austin''.
Jagger and his business partner Pat Townshend developed the guitar company [[Staccato (music company)|Staccato]] in the mid-1980s. Townshend designed the magnesium alloy guitar called, "The Staccato." The guitar featured a neck and bridge system that could be swapped out. The user could interchange a bass neck for a six-string neck. Some models featured no volume or tone pots. The user could activate the volume controls on a touch sensitive LED pad.
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