Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently thanked his fans for the outpouring of messages as he celebrates his 80th birthday today (26th July).
Taking to his social media channels, Jagger shared a recent photograph of himself taken by esteemed US photographer Mark Seliger, and wrote: “Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes!!” Keith Richards filmed a video for Jagger.
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) July 26, 2023
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes!! 🙏❤️
📸: Mark Seliger pic.twitter.com/XoNN05lYNH
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) July 26, 2023
Mick’s Rolling Stones band mate and song writing partner of the past 61 years, Keith Richards, posted a video of himself playing the piano before turning to the camera and wishing Mick a happy 80th birthday.
The evergreen 79-year-old guitar icon says in the clip: “I guess, long may we keep saying this to each other, have another goodun. And give me a call, let me know what it’s like!”
Ronnie Wood also sent his birthday wishes earlier today by posting a trio of photos of himself with Mick from over the decades together with a portrait he painted of his legendary band mate.
The Rolling Stones’ social media channels have also posted a video soundtracked by their 1994 song ‘You Got Me Rocking’ and featuring photos and videos of Mick Jagger from his childhood until present day.Mick and Keith met Brian Jones and Ian Stewart and The Rolling Stones were formed in 1962. Mick and Keith’s songwriting partnership as The Glimmer Twins is, of course, one of the most successful in rock history.
The Rolling Stones last performed live in the summer of 2022 on their European Sixty tour, which celebrated their 60th anniversary as a band. The tour included three rapturously received UK shows at Liverpool Anfield Stadium and at London’s BST Hyde Park.
The Stones are currently working on a new studio album featuring a guest spot from The Beatles’ Paul McCartney.