22 of 64 portraits of Mick Jagger
by Colin Jones
Iris print, 12 March 1967
18 1/4 in. x 12 7/8 in. (465 mm x 328 mm) image size
Given by Colin Jones, 2002
Sitterback to top
- Sir Michael Philip ('Mick') Jagger (1943-), Singer and composer; lead vocalist for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 67 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait shows Jagger at Harley House, wearing the current fashion for old military uniforms. Colin Jones started his photographic career in 1962, having previously trained and danced with the Royal Ballet. He spent five years working for the Observer, who commissioned this portrait for its colour magazine for the article 'The End of the Thin Red Line'. This image and his photograph of the Who against a union jack flag, taken in a Manchester Hotel in January 1966, are two of the most renowned portraits from 1960s pop culture. Published in the Observer colour magazine, 12 March 1967.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester (hotel, Manchester)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s (3 May 2011 - 27 November 2011)
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
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