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Mick Jagger, by Laurie Lewis, 1973 - NPG P851 - © Laurie Lewis

© Laurie Lewis

Mick Jagger

by Laurie Lewis
C-type colour print, 1973
22 5/8 in. x 18 1/8 in. (576 mm x 461 mm)
Purchased, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG P851


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Songwriter and lead singer of the Rolling Stones; topped the charts with aggressive, anarchic songs such as Satisfaction (1965) and received rapturous acclaim from the youth of Britain and America. He is singing at a concert.

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Current affairs

With the international oil crisis, and British coal miners 'working to rule' (a form of partial strike), Prime Minister Edward Heath implements the 'three day week' for industry in order to prolong fuel stocks.

Art and science

Pink Floyd release Dark Side of the Moon. The album opens with the sound of a heartbeat and instead of a set of individual songs, each track merges into the next to create a continuous piece of music. The LP was one of the most commercially successful albums of all time.

International

The Arab-Israeli conflict continues with the Yom Kippur War. Egypt and Syria invaded Israel followed shortly by Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The conflict lasted for just 18 days before a UN ceasefire was put into place. The events led to an increase in the price of Arab oil, causing economic problems in the West.

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