Rock music veteran Mick Jagger said in an interview with “The Wall Street Journal” published at the end of September that he wants to donate the song catalog of his band “The Rolling Stones” to charity.To see important ads, turn off your ad blocker! Article continued below:
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.
The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.
Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985.
Jones departed the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975.
Subsequently, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist.
Other notable keyboardists for the band have included Nicky Hopkins, active from 1967 to 1982; Billy Preston through the mid 1970s (most prominent on Black and Blue) and Chuck Leavell, active since 1982.
The Rolling Stones have quite a history of charitable activities. They’ve performed at numerous charity events, including the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and they’ve also donated quite a few items to charity auctions benefiting various causes and organizations around the world.
Mick Jagger, history.
The Rolling Stones have released two dozen albums over a half-century, many of them all-time classics. So, picking the best song from each of those LPs isn’t easy.
In fact, it’s pretty difficult when you’re talking about a string of albums that includes Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St.
Really, how do you choose just one track from those records – all of which belong in any serious rock fan’s collection.
This pretty much stuck with the Stones’ U.K. catalog, since that’s where they got their start,
One of the things that emerges from all this was just how strong Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were as songwriters almost as soon as they put pen to paper.
Only three of the nearly two dozen tracks below are covers. The first is a song the Stones all but owned as soon as they played it.
Thing is with a band like the Rolling Stones, there’s literally dozens of great songs that could have easily ended up as the best song on each of their albums – if only the ones you’ll see below didn’t get in the way.
Mick Jagger, Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)
Time Is on My Side.
Sympathy for the Devil.
Mick Jagger, Thoughts on ‘Posthumous Career’
Jagger has a reputation for donating money over the decades. The Stones sent an amount described by the Disasters Emergency Committee as “generous” to victims of the Ukraine invasion last year.
According to Money Inc., he has shared his worth with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the U.K.’s Prince’s Trust, his Red Rooster Program that encourages kids to learn to play music and a fashion scholarship fund, among others.
He’s also a massive cricket fan and donated a total of approximately $122,500 to children’s cricket charity Chance to Shine in 2018, based on the number of centuries and half-centuries (100 runs and 50 runs, respectively) scored by players in a Test match.
The 80-year-old singer is accepting the fact AI and other advances of technology mean the group can continue to live on long after he and his bandmates have passed away.
All The Best!