I should have been a teacher, says Mick Jagger

Sir Mick Jagger has admitted that he finds his music career “intellectually undemanding” and says that his his original idea of becoming a teacher might have been a more “gratifying” alternative. This is from the Times…

In an interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, the Rolling Stones frontman said that he also considered a career as a dancer but was put off by the prospect of “so many injuries”.

Jagger, whose father and paternal grandfather were both teachers, was still a student at the London School of Economics when he moved in to a flat with his childhood friend Keith Richards and a guitarist called Brian Jones — who were trying to get a band together.

He said: “A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I’m sure.

“There are millions of things you would have loved to have done, a politician, a journalist… I thought of being a journalist once.

“All these things you think of when you’re a teenager, you can think, well, I would have liked to have done that but that’s completely pointless. But I don’t feel frustrated for a lack of control at all and I’m very pleased with what I’ve done.

“Everyone wants to have done more things in their lives. It is a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer, but, you know, you make the best of it.”

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