The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones



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 Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974.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.



First Hits
First Hits is an album by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on March 30, 2018.
The Origins
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
Roll Over Beethoven is a song by musical group The Rolling Stones, released on November 24, 2017.

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Country hit-maker Mark Wills, tributes to Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones coming to Penn's Peak
  –  April 9, 2018
Also announced were The Machine performing the music of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m. June 1 and Satisfaction, a tribute to The Rolling Stones, at 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets, at $20 and $25 reserved seating for Wills, $25 and $30 reserved for The Machine and $17 ...
Best songs of 1968: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Leonard Cohen
  –  April 7, 2018
The Rolling Stones in 1968: Charlie Watts ... It’s Cohen minimalism at its finest – and deservedly one of his most popular songs – a poem set to music that has been covered by more than 100 artists. Jimi Hendrix released his version of All Along ...
Cuba Premieres Documentary on The Rolling Stones’ Performance
  –  April 2, 2018
A Trip Across Latin America” and a photographic exhibition about the tour of the legendary British band The Rolling Stones was premiered in Havana ... of the most influential groups in the history of music, since many of its productions rank among ...
Cuba Premieres Documentary on The Rolling Stones' Tour
  –  April 1, 2018
A Trip Across Latin America'' and a photographic exhibition about the tour of the legendary British band The Rolling Stones will be premiered today ... of the most influential groups in the history of music, since many of its productions rank among the ...
Fans of The Rolling Stones aren’t happy with the cost of tickets for their UK tour
  –  February 28, 2018
Fans of The Rolling Stones have reacted ... entirely justified. The Rolling Stones' UK ticket prices & "fees" are fucking outrageous. “The fume here from some people on Stones ticket prices. They put on one of the best shows in music.
The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Moving To Music City
  –  February 22, 2018
(Gibson) The Rolling Stones Exhibit, also known as Exhibitionism, has one final stop. The exhibit, which is currently in Las Vegas, will make its way to the Music City this spring. The display will officially close its doors at the Palazzo resort in Las ...


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