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Jagger has worked in many fields, including theatre, cinema, clothes design, and decoration. He first appeared in the musical ''[[Hair (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),{{citation needed|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, ''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]] played a Staccato bass during [[Kiss (band)|Kiss]]' [[Crazy Nights World 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|the Dalai Lama]], where the acts included [[David Gilmour|Dave Gilmour]] and [[Sinéad 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 biography |work= Chrisjaggeronline.com |date= |accessdate=20 November 2011 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= https://web.archive.org/web/20110905220145/http://www.chrisjaggeronline.com/biography.html |archivedate=5 September 2011 |df=dmy-all }}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.music.us/biography/artist/28718/chris_jagger.html |title= Chris Jagger Biography |work= Music.us |date=19 December 1947 |accessdate=20 November 2011 |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's song "Still Waters" appears on the 2013 [[Carla Olson]] album ''Have Harmony, Will Travel''.
 
In April 2018 it was announced that Jagger would be the support act at six concerts in June 2018 of the German popstar [[Nena]], a long-time fan of the Rolling Stones who had met Jagger during one of his performances in Verden the previous October.<ref>{{cite web|title=Chris Jagger lockt Nena nach Verden |url= https://www.kreiszeitung.de/lokales/verden/verden-ort47274/chris-jagger-lockt-nena-nach-verden-8883641.html| website= Kreiszeitung.de|accessdate=30 April 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Nichts versäumt tour 2018| url= https://www.nena.de/de/tour/nichts-vers%C3%A4umt-tour-2018|website=nena.de|publisher=Laugh and Peas Lifestyle and Entertainment GmbH| language= German| accessdate=30 April 2018}}</ref>
 
===Guitar company===
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." It The guitar featuredfeatures 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]] played a Staccato bass during [[Kiss (band)|Kiss]]' [[Crazy Nights World Tour]].
 
==Personal life==