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Mick Jagger calls Obama's blues singing "courageous"

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Designer L'Wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger pose at the L'Wren Scott Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Desmond Tutu Center on February 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Mick Jagger, President Barack Obama
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(CBS/AP) Mick Jagger gave President Barack Obama's singing attempt a big thumbs up. The rocker called Mr. Obama's singing of the blues this week "courageous."

Jagger said the president did pretty well when he joined a White House blues concert earlier in the week. During the performance, Mr. Obama sang a few lines of the blues anthem "Sweet Home Chicago" at the urging of B.B. King and Buddy Guy.

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Watch: Obama sings the blues with B.B. King

The Rolling Stones frontman also told the Associated Press he was pleased to see that Michelle Obama was wearing a dress for the event that was designed by L'Wren Scott, his longtime girlfriend.

Jagger also answered the question that's been on the minds of many Rolling Stones fans: Will the Stones get together this year for a 50th anniversary tour? Jagger says he looks forward to doing something, but "nothing is yet booked."

Jagger and other blues greats played the East Room as part of an "In Performance at the White House" concert that will air on PBS on Monday.