Mick Taylor’s Birthday – January 17th, 1949
Posted 1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

Mick Taylor’s Birthday – January 17th, 1949

Conversation Starters

  • Happy Birthday to Mick Taylor! The Rolling Stones guitarist turns 64 years young today; did you see his performance on the Stones’ PPV event? http://youtu.be/weoP4Ljpb20
  • Shout out to Mick Taylor, who turns 64 today. Is he the greatest guitarist The Rolling Stones ever had?
  • Happy Birthday to Little Mick aka Mick Taylor! Name your favorite Stones song that Taylor played on!

Fast Facts

  • Birth Name: Michael Kevin Taylor
  • Born on January 17, 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK
  • Picked up a guitar at age 9 after being inspired by his guitar-playing uncle
  • As a teen, played in bands called the Juniors and the Gods
  • Got his break at the young age of 16 when he sat in with respected blues band John Mayall’s Bluebreakers for the second half of a gig, replacing ERIC CLAPTON who hadn’t turned up; he then became the band’s guitarist
  • Replaced Brian Jones in 1969 in The Rolling Stones
  • Part of The Rolling Stones from 1969-1974
  • Taylor left the Rolling Stones because of musical differences and substance abuse
  • He played on Bob Dylan’s ‘Infidels’ in 1983 and toured with the music legend
  • He has released six solo albums between 1979 and 2007
  • Taylor was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, as a member of The Rolling Stones
  • Most recently, Taylor performed at one of the Stones’ 50th anniversary shows, which was broadcast on Pay-Per-View

Discography (The Rolling Stones)

  • Let It Bleed, 1969
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out, 1970
  • Sticky Fingers, 1971
  • Exile on Main Street, 1972
  • Goats Head Soup, 1973
  • It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1974

Discography (Solo)

  • Mick Taylor, 1979
  • Stranger in This Town, 1990
  • Too Hot for Snakes, 1991
  • A Stone’s Throw, 2000
  • Shadow Man, 2003
  • Little Red Rooster, 2007


  • Clip from a 2012 concert of Mick Taylor playing with Rolling Stones on stage – http://youtu.be/weoP4Ljpb20
  • Clip of a press conference announcing Mick Taylor is joining The Rolling Stones –


  • ‘Gimme Shelter’ video showing off Mick Taylor and Keith Richards strumming those strings –



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