The Time Mick Jagger Admitted His Despair For The Future Of The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones lead vocalist and one of the founder members, Mick Jagger, has an extraordinary music career that spans over six decades. The charismatic musician is often regarded as one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll. His distinctive voice, one-of-a-kind moves onstage, and wild live performances turned Jagger into a cultural phenomenon. The vocalist still performs with Rolling Stones and hasn’t lost his charm and energy even though he’s 78 years old.

There’s no doubt that Rolling Stone managed to have a long music career, longer than many other rock bands out there, and when the band members were young musicians, none of them could imagine their band would last for nearly 60 years. While the band was successful right from the start with its studio albums, the young Mick Jagger had doubts about its longevity approximately four decades ago. Let’s take a closer look at the time the singer complained about the band’s hit ‘Satisfaction’ and their future.

Mick Jagger Said The Rolling Stones Would Disband One Day

While recording the Rolling Stones’ 13th British and 15th American studio album, ‘Black and Blue,’ in 1975, Mick Jagger gave an interview to People Magazine. The young vocalist opened up about the band’s future and didn’t sound hopeful for its career.

In the conversation, Jagger said that he was convinced the Rolling Stones will eventually disband someday, and he will have to say goodbye. However, he added that he will continue to write and sing regardless of his band’s absence. Furthermore, the musician expressed how much he hates performing the band’s classic, ‘Satisfaction,’ and made a bold claim about the song.

Apparently, Jagger would rather die than sing the song when he’s 45, which reflects his loath for the track. His hate is understandable considering that the Stones have played ‘Satisfaction’ hundreds of times during their live performances since it’s not only one of the band’s greatest songs, but it is also considered one of the world’s most popular songs.

During the interview, Mick Jagger stated:

“I only meant to do it for two years. I guess the band would just disperse one day and say goodbye. I would continue to write and sing, but I’d rather be dead than sing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45.”

Even though the musician made the aforementioned bold claims more than forty years ago, he still performs ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ with his band at 78. Since he wasn’t very hopeful for the future of the Stones, the young Mick Jagger must have thought his band would eventually split and he would continue with a solo career just like many other musicians. Fans are thrilled that this wasn’t the case for the Rolling Stones and Jagger still sings their iconic track after many years.

You can listen to ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ below.