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

By mbrooks on October 4, 2019
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 06: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform live on stage during day two of British Summer Time Hyde Park presented by Barclaycard at Hyde Park on July 6, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

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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