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Net Worth:
$300 Thousand
Jan 17, 1949 (75 years old)
Welwyn Garden City
Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist
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What Is Mick Taylor's Net Worth?

Mick Taylor is an English guitarist who has a net worth of $300 thousand. Mick Taylor is best known for being a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969 to 1974, and he was in the band John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the late '60s. In 2009, Mick announced he was nearly broke, and "The Guardian" reported that he was going to pursue legal action against his former bandmates. Taylor claimed that the Rolling Stones had withheld millions of dollars worth of royalties that he earned over the last 20 years, but a week after "The Guardian" article, he denied that he was planning to file a lawsuit.

With the Rolling Stones, Mick has released the studio albums "Let It Bleed" (1969), "Sticky Fingers" (1971), "Exile on Main St." (1972), "Goats Head Soup" (1973) and "It's Only Rock 'n Roll" (1974) and the live album "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!: The Rolling Stones in Concert" (1970). Taylor's contribution to the band's sound during that time is considered by many to be the most important period of musical growth for the group. Since leaving the band, Mick has appeared as a guest artist at many of their concerts and has recorded additional tracks with them over the years.

Taylor has released the solo albums "Mick Taylor" (1979) and "A Stone's Throw" (1998), and he has collaborated on albums with Bob Dylan, Jack Bruce, and Carla Olson. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame with his former Rolling Stones bandmates.

Early Life

Mick Taylor was born Michael Kevin Taylor on January 17, 1949, in Welwyn Garden City, England. He grew up in a working-class family in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, and his father was a fitter for the aircraft company De Havilland. When Mick was 9 years old, his uncle taught him to play guitar, and as a teenager, he formed bands such as the Strangers and The Juniors with his classmates. Taylor and some of his bandmates were recruited for the band The Gods, and they opened for Cream at a 1966 concert at Wembley's Starlite Ballroom. At the age of 16, Mick went to a John Mayall's Bluesbreakers show at Welwyn Garden City's "The Hop" Woodhall Community Centre, and when it became clear that the lead guitarist, Eric Clapton, wasn't going to show up, Taylor asked Mayall if he could fill in for Clapton. John agreed, and impressed by Mick's performance, Mayall asked Taylor to replace Peter Green after Green left the band to form Fleetwood Mac. Mick recorded the albums "Crusade" (1967) and "Bare Wires" (1968) with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and he also appeared on Mayall's 1968 solo album "Blues from Laurel Canyon." The Bluesbreakers disbanded in May 1968.

Rolling Stones

After Brian Jones left the Rolling Stones in mid-1969, Taylor was recommended to Mick Jagger by John Mayall and Ian Stewart. His debut with the band took place at Hyde Park, London, a free concert that ended up being a tribute to Jones, who had drowned two days earlier.

Mick's first album with the band was 1969's "Let It Bleed," which reached #1 in the U.K., France, and the Netherlands and was certified 2× Platinum in the U.S. and Platinum in the U.K. and Canada. The 1971 album "Sticky Fingers" topped the charts in 11 countries and went 3× Platinum in the U.S. "Sticky Fingers" featured the singles "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses," and "Brown Sugar" reached #1 on the charts in four countries.

Taylor also performed on 1972's "Exile on Main St.," 1973's "Goats Head Soup," and 1974's "It's Only Rock 'n Roll," which all reached #1 on the 'Billboard " 200 chart and were certified Platinum or higher in the U.S.

In late 1974, Mick left the Rolling Stones, and in an interview with Gary James, he stated:

"I was a bit peeved about not getting credit for a couple of songs, but that wasn't the whole reason. I guess I just felt like I had enough. I decided to leave and start a group with Jack Bruce. I never really felt, and I don't know why, but I never felt I was gonna stay with the Stones forever, even right from the beginning."

Taylor has collaborated with his former bandmates many times, and he performed with them as a guest during a few 2012 concerts and toured with them in 2013.

Mick Taylor

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After The Rolling Stones

Mick played with Jack Bruce after leaving the Rolling Stones, and the album "Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test" was released in 1995, followed by "Live at the Manchester Free Trade Hall" in 2003. He signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records in 1977, and his self-titled debut was released in 1979 and reached #119 on the "Billboard" 200 chart. Taylor also released the 1998 solo album "A Stone's Throw" and the live albums "Stranger in This Town" (1990), "Arthur's Club-Geneve" (1995), "Coastin' Home" (1995), "14 Below" (2003), and "Little Red Rooster" (2007). He embarked on a reunion tour with John Mayall in 1982 and met Bob Dylan backstage at a show in Los Angeles.

Mick later performed on the Dylan albums "Infidels" (1983), "Real Live" (1984), "Empire Burlesque" (1985), "The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991" (1991), and "The Bootleg Series Vol. 16: Springtime in New York 1980–1985" (2021). Taylor performed on the Joan Jett & the Blackhearts single "I Hate Myself for Loving You" (1988), which reached #8 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart, and in the early '90s, he began collaborating with Carla Olson. Mick performed on Olson's albums "Too Hot For Snakes" (1991), "Within An Ace" (1993), "Reap The Whirlwind" (1994), and "The Ring of Truth" (2001). Taylor toured the U.K. with Mayall and the Bluesbreakers in 2004, and in 2007, he played several U.S. concerts with the Experience Hendrix group, which also included Buddy Guy, Robby Krieger, Billy Cox, Hubert Sumlin, and Mitch Mitchell.

Personal Life

Mick welcomed a daughter, Chloe, with his then-wife Rose Millar in January 1971. He also has a daughter named Emma (born 1998) from a brief relationship with Susan McMinamin, an American woman who sang back-up with his band. When Susan was pregnant with Emma, she met musician Hans McMinamin, and the two got married and raised Emma together in Florida. Susan and Emma performed a duet on Susan's 2007 album "Another Place in Time," and Mick played slide guitar on the album. Taylor spent just over a month in rehab before reuniting with the Rolling Stones in 2012, and he told "Mojo" magazine, "I'd never done rehab properly in my life. It's a life-changing experience… But it can only really help you when you are ready to help yourself… I can only say that playing with them for 11 minutes each night completely re-energised me as a human being and as a performer."

Awards and Honors

While Taylor was with the Rolling Stones, the band won "NME" Awards for British Rhythm and Blues in 1964 and Best R&B Group in 1966, 1967, and 1968, and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was named Best New Disc of the Year in 1965. In 1998, Mick was inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood, and his handprints were immortalized in the sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard. In 2011, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked Taylor #37 on its "100 Greatest Guitarists" list.

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