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He can’t get no satisfaction:

Mick Jagger says his life has been "intellectually undemanding".
By Motherpedia
Date: June 30 2013
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Despite being one of the most successful rock stars of all time - and some would say he is the most successful - the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger told a BBC interviewer that he wishes at times that he had become a teacher.

His grandfather, father and brother were all teachers.

Jagger attended the prestigious London School of Economics at the University of London, but he never graduated. He met Keith Richards towards the end of his first year and the Rolling Stones became his life from 1963. At the time, Jagger said his father was "furious" with him.

"A school teacher would have been very gratifying, I'm sure," he said. Jagger also said he considered being a journalist, a politician and even a dancer - but he was put off the latter because there would be "so many injuries".

Sir Mick (he was knighted in 2003) told the BBC's John Humphreys that it wasn't so unusual to want something different in life.

"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 make the best of it."

Considering he is a multi-millionaire, owns houses around the world and is generally revered by generations of music fans, there are no doubt many teachers who wouldn't mind swapping places with the 69-year-old.

The interview was brodcast hours before the Rolling Stones took the stage at the famous Glastonbury Festival for the first time.

Asked about the longevity of the Stones - who range in age from 66 to 72 years of age - close friend and guitarist, Keith Richards, said: "It's good for your health to play rock 'n' roll in a clean-living band like the Rolling Stones.

"You should try it. It's better than church."

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