July 28, 2014

A rare class photograph of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met for the first time at Primary School in Dartford, Kent in 1951

The class photograph shows Mick Jagger (circled left) and Keith Richards (circled right). (Credit: SWNS)

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have been photographed together on countless occasions as members of the Rolling Stones but the pair were first photographed together at Primary School in Kent in 1951.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards pictured aged seven at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford. (Credit: SWNS)

With their pudding basin haircuts, the pair, then aged seven, took their place among the rows of new boys and girls at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford.

The rockers first met at the school and have endured a friendship lasting more than 60 years.

Jagger and Richards on the register at Wentworth Primary School. (Credit: SWNS)

A few years later the youngsters went to separate secondary schools. Then in 1961 they bumped into each other at a train station and then went on to form the Rolling Stones.

Deputy Head Paul Langridge said the school remained a pilgrimage spot for Stones fans.

He aid: “It is a great talking point for the school that we have two international superstars who sat on the same hall floor that the children do today.

“We have had Japanese, American and German visitors come and take pictures and film so it’s nice that our school in Kent has become an attraction.”

Mr Langridge added: “We do use the stories of Sir Mick and Keith as a source of inspiration for the children and tell them you can achieve like they did.”

After they left Wentworth Primary Sir Mick Jagger went to Dartford Grammar, while Keith Richards went to Dartford Technology College.

The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig in London on July 12, 1962, after Jagger and Richards spotted each other with guitars at Dartford Railway Station, in 1961.


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