Keith Richards, the co-founder, guitarist, and secondary vocalist of the legendary band The Rolling Stones revealed the true reason behind the frontman Mick Jagger being so special while talking about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

Mick Jagger, the lead singer and one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones, has a career that spans over five decades and has been described as one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll. 

Jagger’s distinctive voice and energetic live performances alongside unique dance moves on stage became the trademark of The Rolling Stones throughout the band’s career.

During a recent interview, Keith Richards revealed the admiration of his and his bandmates’, especially Mick Jagger‘s, towards the iconic musician James Brown while talking about ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Richards also stated that Brown was the inspiration for Jagger when it comes to moving on stage.

Here is what Richards said:

James for us, especially for Mick Jagger, was a real attraction. That’s because Mick is the frontman, and he’s got to stand on a tiny little stage, and he wants to move. To hear James Brown and to see how he dealt with that was great because James didn’t use a lot of the stage; he used a little small spot, and Mick learned that he was an expert at it.”

Richards also stated that both the two icons, James Brown and Mick Jagger have the uniqueness that came out of the same mold that makes them special.

Here is what he said:

“I’ve always said to Mick, ‘You run around too much. You should stay in that little circle because you can move there.’ It’s a unique thing. James Brown also had an extremely hip band. It was very tight. We’re playing Chicago blues, which is sort of a different groove, but there it is: You have Mick, and James Brown automatically seemed to be made out of the same mold really.

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