The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones



The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Jones left the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and has been on guitar in tandem with Richards ever since. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. Touring keyboardists for the band have been Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present). The band was first led by Jones, but after teaming as the band's songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed leadership while Jones dealt with legal and personal troubles.

The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964, and identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the group began a short period of musical experimentation in the mid-1960s that peaked with the psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967). Subsequently, the group returned to its "bluesy" roots with Beggars Banquet (1968) which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972) is generally considered to be the band's best work and is seen as their "Golden Age". During this period, they were first introduced on stage as "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".[1][2] Musicologist Robert Palmer attributed the "remarkable endurance" of the Rolling Stones to being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone".[3]

The band continued to release commercially successful albums, including Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981), which were their most popular albums worldwide. From 1983 to 1987, tensions between Jagger and Richards almost caused the band to split. However, they managed to patch up their friendship after they separated temporarily to work on solo projects, and experienced a comeback with Steel Wheels (1989), which was followed by a large stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new recorded material from the group has been less well-received and less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones have continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit, with stadium tours in the 1990s and 2000s. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–1995), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–1998), Licks Tour (2002–2003) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–2007).[4]

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released 30 studio albums, 18 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.



Come On
Come On is a song by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on October 6, 2017.
Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre
Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre is an album by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on September 29, 2017.
Ladies & Gentlemen
Ladies & Gentlemen is an album by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on June 7, 2017.
Blue & Lonesome
Blue & Lonesome is a covers album by the Rolling Stones—their 23rd British and 25th American studio album—released on 2 December 2016.

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Rolling Stones Exhibitionism display opens at the Palazzo
  –  September 27, 2017
As early as Sept. 20, curious fans of the Rolling Stones rock group tried for an advance look at the musician’s new “Exhibitionism” display at the Palazzo that opened Sept. 23 to crowds of fans at the Palazzo. It is a privileged look both in front of ...
The Rolling Stones - On Air
  –  October 7, 2017
The music speaks for itself, but On Air also serves as an important historical artefact, and an essential of the group's impressively evergreen canon. The Rolling Stones - On Air offer a unique insight into the formative days of The Rolling Stones a few ...
The Rolling Stones - On Air - a unique collection of early radio recordings
  –  October 6, 2017
The music speaks for itself, but ‘On Air’ also serves as an important historical artefact, and an essential of the group’s impressively evergreen canon. ‘The Rolling Stones - On Air’ offer a unique insight into the formative days of The Rolling ...
Pre-Order The Rolling Stones On Air Album
  –  October 6, 2017
December 1 st sees the release of The Rolling Stones ‘On Air’, an album full of BBC recordings from the 1960’s which offers a unique insight into the formative days of the band. This is the Stones where it all started, playing the music they loved so ...
The Ealing Club, The Rolling Stones And The Birth Of British Rock
  –  October 3, 2017
Speaking to uDiscover Music, Alistair Young, co-founder of the Ealing Club ... That summer, the band, re-named The Rolling Stones, made their debut in the club, which had been dubbed by Melody Maker magazine as “Britain’s first R&B club”.
Music Blu-ray Review: The Rolling Stones - 'From the Vault: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015'
  –  October 2, 2017
On May 20, 2015, some 1,200 lucky Rolling Stones fans were treated to a concert in which the band played through all ten songs from the 1971 classic Sticky Fingers. The show provided an official kick off for the Stones' Zip Code Tour, 17 North American ...
The Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' opens at the Palazzo in Las Vegas
  –  September 27, 2017
An exhibition dedicated to The Rolling stones has made its U.S West Coast debut this week ... as well as its impact on pop culture, music, fashion, art and film. Created in partnership with DHL, the Las Vegas exhibition follows the project’s global ...
‘Click Interview’ with Gimme Shelter: ‘ I Do Not Know What Is So Funny About Being Named After A Title Of The Rolling Stones’
  –  September 26, 2017
Robert: Well, the band name fits to the content of our music. I do not know what is so funny about being named after a title of the Rolling Stones. Their music is still very good and has shaped the music world enormously. We are included. We of course are ...
The Story Behind Devo’s Iconic Cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”
  –  September 25, 2017
Rudge was the Rolling Stones’ manager, and Devo had recorded an odd cover ... The quintet started getting some music-industry interest. David Bowie even introduced the group onstage, at one of their 1977 New York shows, calling them “the band of ...


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