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Mick Jagger. Photo: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Mick Jagger. Photo: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Mick Jagger. Photo: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

ROLLING Stones frontman Mick Jagger has admitted he finds his music career "intellectually undemanding" and said his original idea of becoming a teacher might have been a "gratifying" alternative.

In an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, the veteran rocker said he considered a career as a dancer, but was put off by the prospect of "so many injuries".

Jagger, who was still a student at the London School of Economics when the Stones were starting out, told John Humphrys:

"A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I'm sure.

"There are millions of things you would have loved to have done, a politician, a journalist... I thought of being a journalist once."

He added: "All these things you think of when you're a teenager, you can think, 'well, I would have liked to have done that but that's completely pointless', but I don't feel frustrated for a lack of control at all and I'm very pleased with what I've done."

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