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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]]
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|the Dalai Lama]], where the acts included [[David Gilmour|Dave Gilmour]] and [[Sinead O'Connor]].