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I reached the end of Philip Normans epic today, and have never been so sad to finish a book. I have read a lot of other biographies, some of which were about Mick Jagger but this is THE ONE. It is a gripping read from chapter one, and it has been a joy to read each one of the 597 pages. This book does not fall into the trap of highlighting the sensational, like so many others before, but gives a mind blowing amount of impartial information about all areas of this incredible life and career. I don't think you need to be a Stones fan to enjoy this, because it is a fabulous insight into music history. Did you have to 'be there' to fully appreciate Jagger's contribution ? I really don't think so, because we are still fortunate enough to be able to witness the supreme showman in action.(What did we do before Youtube?) This is as near as most of us will get to taking a look into the unique world of Rock Royalty, and lets face it , you couldn't make up crazier stuff than this. So...is he the supreme extrovert who prefers discretion, a supreme egotist who dislikes talking about himself ? Who knows, read this excellent book, and decide for yourself. It can't really be 50 years !!!!