Why Mick Jagger Went Solo With ‘She’s the Boss’


Mick Jagger's first solo album actually began with a song co-written by his Rolling Stones band mate Keith Richards. That's where similarities to the band ended on She's the Boss, released on Feb. 19, 1985.

This project arrived with a sleek, big-drummed, very '80s approach. Where the Stones were a tight-knit unit of brothers, these sessions opened up for a parade of hot-ticket collaborators. Jagger couldn't even settle on a single producer, using both Nile Rodgers and Bill Laswell, known for work in jazz, African pop and rap music.