Sir Mick Jagger Is 70 Today

Of all the charismatic figures produced by rock- Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton- Mick Jagger is undoubtedly startling in his sustained flamboyance, his demonic power to effect even people who instinctively recoil from him, his uncompromising refusal to ingratiate.  Because of him, the Rolling Stones come just behind the Beatles in sustained and staggering success, and the “hipper” echelons of rock have always maintained that the Stones are the rock group, and one whose image and style have always reflected the true, raw nature of the music.

Newsweek  January 4, 1971

Sir Mick Jagger Is 70 Today

Of all the charismatic figures produced by rock- Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton- Mick Jagger is undoubtedly startling in his sustained flamboyance, his demonic power to effect even people who instinctively recoil from him, his uncompromising refusal to ingratiate.  Because of him, the Rolling Stones come just behind the Beatles in sustained and staggering success, and the “hipper” echelons of rock have always maintained that the Stones are the rock group, and one whose image and style have always reflected the true, raw nature of the music.

Newsweek  January 4, 1971



June 5, 1956- Elvis Presley Unleashes “Hound Dog” On The Milton Berle Show


Outstanding among the twitching Carusos of the present day is a chap named Elvis Presley.  There is nothing to be said against Elvis-and many people have said it-except that when placed in front of a microphone, he behaves like an outboard motor.

Newsweek July 16, 1956



When he leaned into the microphone, ripped off his black leather jacket and blasted, “Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run,” the Jersey teeny-boppers went wild. After four foot-stomping encores they were ready to crown Bruce Springsteen the great white hope of rock ‘n’ roll.

Newsweek October 27, 1975

The Boss Is Back With A New Album.  Here’s What Critics Are Saying.