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Mick Jagger admits his career as Rolling Stone isn’t ‘intellectually demanding’ like teaching

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, June 28, 2013 14:30 EDT
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Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger performs with his band at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California on May 15, 2013. (AFP)
 
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Mick Jagger admitted on Friday he has found his career in the Rolling Stones “intellectually undemanding” and sometimes wishes he had stuck to his original idea of becoming a teacher.

Jagger, who will front the Stones in their first ever appearance at Britain’s Glastonbury festival on Saturday, said he had considered other career options such as being a journalist or a dancer, although that would have involved “too many injuries”.

The 69-year-old, who was still a student at the London School of Economics when the Stones were starting out, said in a BBC interview: “A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I’m sure.

“There are millions of things you would have loved to have done, a politician, a journalist… I thought of being a journalist once.

“All these things you think of when you’re a teenager, you can think, well, I would have liked to have done that but that’s completely pointless,” he added.

“But I don’t feel frustrated for a lack of control at all and I’m very pleased with what I’ve done.

“Everyone wants to have done more things in their lives. It is a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer, but, you know, you make the best of it.”

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