Mick Jagger has moves so iconic that another band wrote a song about them (and sort of pilfered Jagger’s talents for their own monetary gain), but the Rolling Stones frontman recently told the BBC that he wishes he would have chosen a more “demanding” career. By demanding, the big-lipped singer once strewn with groupies at his beck-and-call means something like a politician, journo, or even a schoolteacher.
“I’m sure everyone wishes they’d tried to have been… I’d have been a dancer, if anything,” said Jagger to the BBC via Classic Rock Magazine. “A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I’m sure. There’s millions of things you would loved to have done – politician, journalist; I thought of being a journalist once.”
The grass might be greener, but Jagger doesn’t really have any regret over being one of the famous musicians to ever walk the face of the earth.
“You could think, ‘Well, I would have liked to have done that,’ but that’s completely pointless,” explained Jagger. “Everyone wants to have done more things in their lives. I don’t feel frustrated for lack of control, and I’m very pleased with what I’ve done. It’s a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer. But, you know, you make the best of it.”
Rolling Stones have been making the “best of it” this year on their 50 and Counting tour which critics are speculating might be their last.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles