The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

 

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England 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 Jones left the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974.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 Brian Jones, but after developing into 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 United States 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 Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World".[1][2] Musicologist Robert Palmer attributed the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their 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.

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The Origins
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The Origins is an album by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on January 19, 2018.
On Air
 
On Air is a compilation album by the Rolling Stones released on 1 December 2017.
Roll Over Beethoven
Song
Roll Over Beethoven is a song by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on November 24, 2017.
Come On
Song
Come On is a song by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on October 6, 2017.

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The Rolling Stones Rock-And-Roll Circus
  –  December 7, 2017
Filmed in 1968 but not seen until 1996, THE ROLLING STONES ROCK-AND-ROLL CIRCUS transforms several major rock acts from the 1960s into circus routines. This lively concert film could not have possibly lived up to its "holy grail" legend, but the plotless ...
GREAT MOMENTS IN VINYL - The Rolling Stones tribute at the Museum
  –  February 16, 2018
Great Moments in Vinyl takes the tribute experience to a new level, playing the music & sharing stories behind the songs with an amazing tribute to The Rolling Stones and two of their best albums; Sticky Fingers & Some Girls, featuring notable area musicians.
The Rolling Stones Picked Up Their Third Grammy Ever Last Night
  –  January 29, 2018
Last night, The Rolling Stones received their third Grammy ever, not counting the Lifetime Achievement Award they pulled down in 1986. One of these three was for a music video in the ’90s, which really has at least as much to do with the talents of ...
The Rolling Stones ‘On Air’ Is A Pivotal Snapshot Of Their Early, Blues-Fueled Rise
  –  December 21, 2017
Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music. Late last year, the Rolling Stones shocked their horde of tongue-clad worshippers by ...
Album Review: The Rolling Stones’ ‘BBC Sessions’
  –  December 1, 2017
Back in the 1960s, British broadcasting law required a certain amount of live music to be played on the country’s ... a “BBC Sessions” compilation … … Except, until now, the Rolling Stones. For decades, the group essentially ignored the treasures ...
GREAT MOMENTS IN VINYL - The Rolling Stones tribute at the Museum
  –  February 16, 2018
Great Moments in Vinyl takes the tribute experience to a new level, playing the music & sharing stories behind the songs with an amazing tribute to The Rolling Stones and two of their best albums; Sticky Fingers & Some Girls, featuring notable area musicians.
The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Heads To Nashville Before Sydney
  –  February 15, 2018
The Rolling Stones Exhibit, delivered by @DHLexpress will soon be leaving Las Vegas and heading to Nashville, Tennessee! Exhibitionism will be opening at the Musicians Hall Of Fame & Museum on March 29 2018, grab your tickets now! https://t.co/5wIVwMKjJ3 ...

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