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Jagger was born into a middle-class family in [[Dartford]], [[Kent]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/gallery/|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=http://www.wargs.com/other/jagger.html|title=Ancestry of Mick Jagger|publisher=Wargs.com|accessdate=5 May 2011}}</ref> was a hairdresser.<ref>{{cite news|last=Barratt|first=Nick|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1435133/Family-detective-Mick-Jagger.html|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 [[Institute of Contemporary Arts|ICA]] in London with Rufus Collins, then joined [[The Glasgow Citizens' Theatre]] where he appeared with, amongst others, [[Kieran Hinds]], [[Pierce Brosnan]], and [[Sian 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 (The Rolling Stones album)|Dirty Work]]'' (1986) and ''[[Steel Wheels]]'' (1989),{{cn|date=September 2017}} 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.
 
A prototype bass was built in Norfolk, England in 1983, and a business partnership was formed to produce Staccato guitars, at the old school house in Woodbastwick, Norfolk. The partners on equal shares were Pat Townshend, [[Bill Wyman]], and Chris and Mick Jagger. The company went under in 1987. [[Gene Simmons]] can be seen playing a Staccato bass during [[Kiss (band)|Kiss]]' [[Crazy Night'sNights tourWorld Tour]].
 
In England, he also organised charity concerts: one for [[Bosnia]] (''Bop for Bosnia'') and the three others for [[Tibet]] including one at [[Alexandra Palace]] London in the presence of [[14th Dalai Lama|H.H. the Dalai Lama]], where the acts included [[David Gilmour|Dave Gilmour]] and [[Sinead O'Connor]].
 
After twenty years of silence, Jagger's third album was released in 1994. Since this date, his musical style has changed to incorporate elements of [[cajun music|cajun]], [[zydeco]], [[Folk music|folk]], [[Country music|country]], [[blues]], and [[Rock music|rock]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.chrisjaggeronline.com/biography.html |title=Chris Jagger ... chrisjaggeronline.com ... biography |publisher=Chrisjaggeronline.com |date= |accessdate=2011-11-20}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.music.us/biography/artist/28718/chris_jagger.html |title=Chris Jagger Biography - Music Artist Band Biographies - Artists Bands Bio |publisher=Music.us |date=1947-12-19 |accessdate=2011-11-20 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120302230139/http://www.music.us/biography/artist/28718/chris_jagger.html |archivedate=2 March 2012 |df=dmy-all }}</ref>
Jagger is married and has five children.
 
Jagger's song "Still Waters" appears on the 2013 [[Carla Olson]] album "''Have Harmony, Will Travel''."
 
Jagger has teamed up with his brother Mick for two new duets to mark the 40th anniversary of his debut album.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=842445|title=News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music|publisher=|accessdate=28 October 2016}}</ref>