Jagger Unauthorized

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He is, without question, one of the dominant cultural figures of our time. Swaggering, strutting, sometimes sinister, always fascinating, Mick Jagger boasts a career spanning four decades - from the turbulent sixties and sybaritic seventies through the booming eighties to the cautious nineties. His is the story of a generation. With Elvis Presley and John Lennon gone, he is arguably the last of the rock titans. Yet Jagger, jealously guarding the secrets of his life, has always managed to remain the most enigmatic...
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Overview

He is, without question, one of the dominant cultural figures of our time. Swaggering, strutting, sometimes sinister, always fascinating, Mick Jagger boasts a career spanning four decades - from the turbulent sixties and sybaritic seventies through the booming eighties to the cautious nineties. His is the story of a generation. With Elvis Presley and John Lennon gone, he is arguably the last of the rock titans. Yet Jagger, jealously guarding the secrets of his life, has always managed to remain the most enigmatic of icons. As Jagger celebrates his fiftieth birthday in 1993, best-selling author Christopher Andersen strips the mask from Jumpin' Jack Flash in a no-holds-barred biography as shocking and uncompromising as Jagger himself. The riveting portrait that emerges is based on years of research and countless interviews with friends, teachers, fellow musicians, family members, neighbors, industry insiders, and lovers. Among the many startling insights and revelations in Jagger Unauthorized:. Jagger's bisexual history - and the full story of his bizarre relationships with David Bowie, Rudolf Nureyev, Andy Warhol, and one of today's biggest male rock superstars;. Never-before-revealed details of his turbulent marriages to Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall, his affairs with Marianne Faithfull, Carly Simon, and Linda Ronstadt, and his sexual escapades with numberless fans - including Madonna;. The years awash in cocaine, hashish, LSD, and speed - the headline-making drug trials, and how long this harrowing substance abuse really went on;. A rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of Jagger's business dealings, and why he is rightly considered a financial genius;. And of course, all the scandal, drama, and genius that went into making the Rolling Stones the "world's greatest rock and roll band": the backstage maneuverings to oust Stones cofounder Brian Jones and Jones's mysterious early death, Jagger's strangely erotic love-hate affair with Keith Richards that continues today, t
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Editorial Reviews

Ilene Cooper
"I couldn't bear to wind up as an Elvis Presley and sing in Las Vegas with all those housewives and old ladies coming in with their handbags. It's really sick." So said Mick Jagger, America's oldest bad-boy rocker (bisexual version) in 1972. Still drawing crowds today--not only Boomers but their children and, who knows, maybe even a few grandchildren--Jagger obviously thinks there's more to do musically. Personally, he's done it all, as Andersen, who has also taken an unauthorized look at Madonna, breathlessly revealed. Pulling back every bed cover in Jagger's life, Andersen exposes affairs with Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, and possibly (but only possibly) Princess Margaret, among many unknown others. On the male side, he links Jagger with Rudolf Nureyev and Eric Clapton. Heavy on the singer's early-to-mid career, the book does provide a look at his growing-up years as well as the recent, more settled period (though Jerry Hall would probably disagree with that assessment). As glitzy as its mylar cover (with embossed Jaggers on front and back), this is certain to make a splash. Source notes back up the anecdotes, and Andersen seems to have done his homework. Dish-wise, this leaves no stone unturned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840061577
  • Publisher: World Publications, Inc. MA
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993

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