Celebrate Mick Jagger's 73rd Birthday With Five Classic Stones Jams July 26, 2016 14:02

In honor of Mick Jagger's 73rd birthday, we are taking a look back on five our favorite Rolling Stones jams from over the years.  Even at age 73rd, Jagger remains at the forefront of rock and roll's most dynamic performers, a status he has held since the band formed and became a key component of the "British invasion" vanguard of 1964 and 1965.  

Jagger is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.  Jagger's career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll". Jagger's distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards' guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.

In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985, he released his first solo album, She's the Boss. In early 2009, Jagger joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music.

While the Stones have a timeless catalog with an endless selection for this article, we've included five of our favorite Stones jams for your viewing pleasure.  See below for video footage from performances of "Paint It, Black," "Get Off Of My Cloud," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Loving Cup," and "Shine a Light."

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Paint It, Black" in 1966 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Get Off Of My Cloud" in Sydney, Australia on February 17th, 1966 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Sympathy for the Devil" from Altamont Speedway in 1969 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Loving Cup" on June 24th, 1972 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Shine a Light" with Bonnie Raitt in Vancouver in 2006 here: