Mick Jagger wanted to retire by 60, but still touring at 73

By Matthew Brooks

Mick Jagger did not see himself still playing music at the age of 60. He couldn’t see it happening.

Why would he want to retire at 60?

Jagger thought there wasn’t much money to be made in music.

He is currently worth about $360 million.

Jagger’s dream of retirement without music comes from the accountant of the Rolling Stones, Laurence Myers.

In an interview with the Sun, Myers tells how the band considered life without music.

Back in 1964, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were not making any money.

The talk turned to financial options which led to Jagger considering how he would ever be able to retire. A pension is one option, he thought.

‘Pensions, maybe I should think about it? I won’t be singing Rock ‘n’ Roll when I’m sixty,’ Jagger said years ago.

The interview was part of a promotion for Myers’ biography, “Hunky Dory (Who Knew?).”

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