Mick Jagger Shares Who Inspired His Dance Moves
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger spoke to TV personality Howard Stern and discussed being a rock band’s lead singer. Also, Jagger revealed the musicians who had a great influence on him while creating his signature moves.
As you may know, The Rolling Stones gained international fame and commercial success following the release of their first work. The band has preserved its fame and legacy for almost sixty years and become an inspiration for young generation bands and solo musicians. Both the songs and the band members’ talents are often characterized separately.
For instance, Mick Jagger’s way of dancing during their iconic Rolling Stones performances is so popular that it has led to the creation of the term ‘moves like Jagger.’ His peers and successors have tried to copy his famous moves, but no one can perform like the legend. According to Jagger, a lead singer cannot be an introvert and should be known for their bold moves.
In the conversation, Jagger stated that he was inspired by legendary musicians such as James Brown, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis, who created their own signature moves. So, at the beginning of his music career as a lead vocalist, Mick realized that he shouldn’t only sing the song, and he found his dancing style to become as good as his muses.
Jagger said in his interview that:
“If you’re a lead singer in a band, you have to be an extrovert… and being an extrovert means doing all these stupid things. James Brown, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis had signature moves. It’s not enough to just be a singer. You have to have moves.“
It seems like Mick Jagger thinks that a lead singer’s moves are as important as their voice since the visual aspect of a show helps create unforgettable moments for their fans who pay a significant amount of money to watch their performance.