Chris Jagger

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Chris Jagger
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Chris Jagger (March 2011)
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Jagger
Born(1947-12-19) 19 December 1947 (age 65)
Dartford, Kent, England
GenresCajun, zydeco, folk, country, roots, blues, rock
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, actor, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, harmonica, washboard
Websitewww.chrisjaggeronline.com
 
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Chris Jagger
Chris Jagger - Londres, 02 mars 2011.jpg
Chris Jagger (March 2011)
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Jagger
Born(1947-12-19) 19 December 1947 (age 65)
Dartford, Kent, England
GenresCajun, zydeco, folk, country, roots, blues, rock
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, actor, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, harmonica, washboard
Websitewww.chrisjaggeronline.com

Chris Jagger (born 19 December 1947, in Dartford, Kent) is an English musician. He is the younger brother of Mick Jagger.

Jagger released his first two albums in 1973 and 1974 but remained in the shadow of his elder brother.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

After studying dramatic art, Jagger has worked in many fields, including theater, cinema, clothes design and decoration.

In the 1970s, his project for recording an album with the Flying Burrito Brothers was aborted. In the 1980s, he contributed to two of The Rolling Stones' albums, Dirty Work (1986) and Steel Wheels (1989), while he also worked in France with Vanessa Paradis's producer, Franck Langolff.

Jagger has also worked as a journalist (contributing articles for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Independent on Sunday and Rolling Stone), and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2 a program about Alexis Korner, a blues pioneer, and co-produced a film for Sky Arts channel called I Got the Blues in Austin.

Jagger and his partner Pat Townshend developed a guitar company in the mid 80's. Pat Townshend designed the magnesium alloy guitar called, "The Staccato." The guitar featured a neck and bridge system that could be swapped out. The user could interchange a bass neck for a six string neck. Some models featured no volume or tone pots. The user could activate the volume controls on a touch sensitive LED pad.

A prototype bass was built in Norfolk England in 1983 and a business partnership was formed to produce Staccato guitars, at the old school house in Woodbastwick, Norfolk. The partners on equal shares were Pat Townshend, Bill Wyman, Chris and Mick Jagger. The company went under in 1987. Gene Simmons can be seen playing a Staccato bass during Kiss' Crazy Night's tour.

In England, he also contributed to the organisation of three charity concerts: one for Bosnia (Bop for Bosnia) and the two others for Tibet.

After twenty years of silence, Jagger's third album was released in 1994. Since this date, his musical style has changed to incorporate elements of cajun, zydeco, folk, country, blues and rock.[3][4]

Jagger is married and has 5 children.

Jagger's song "Still Waters" appears on the 2013 Carla Olson album "Have Harmony, Will Travel."

Discography[edit]

Chris Jagger live in Madrid (2013)

Albums[5][edit]

Contributions[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Cinema[7][edit]

Television[edit]

Bands and musicians[edit]

Chris Jagger live in Strasbourg (2013)

Atcha Acoustic (1996)[edit]

Chris Jagger's Atcha![edit]

The first version of the band also included Paul Emile on bass,
Jim Mortimore being on guitar.

Chris Jagger's Acoustic Trio[edit]


Apart from the band members, contributions also came from several artists such as
Ed Deane, Dave Stewart, David Gilmour (guitar), Mick Jagger or Sam Brown (vocals).


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Jagger : People say : Why can't your brother Mick support you ?".  The Independent, 10 July 2004
  2. ^ "Chris Jagger : He knows he's not Mick (but he likes it)".  Time, 23 April 2011
  3. ^ "Chris Jagger ... chrisjaggeronline.com ... biography". Chrisjaggeronline.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Chris Jagger Biography - Music Artist Band Biographies - Artists Bands Bio". Music.us. 1947-12-19. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Chris Jagger ... chrisjaggeronline.com ... Discography". Chrisjaggeronline.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Basil’s Bar". Basilsbar.com. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  7. ^ Chris Jagger (I) - Filmography by type
  8. ^ "Jagger Peyton". Jagger Peyton. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

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