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London, United Kingdom (1962 – present)

The Rolling Stones are an English rock group that formed in London in 1962. First popular in Europe, they quickly became successful in North America during the “British Invasion” of the mid-. Since then, their worldwide sales are estimated at more than 200 million albums. In 1989, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004, they ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked the Rolling Stones at number ten on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists”, and as the second most successful group in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The group was formed by Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ian Stewart, who met as schoolmates in Dartford, Kent. They took their name from a Muddy Waters song called “Rollin’ Stone Blues”, and made their live debut at London’s Marquee Club (minus Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts). They start playing pubs and clubs around the city and suburbs. Bill Wyman joined later that year (the popular story is that he was asked because he had his own amplifier).

In January 1963, Charlie Watts joined the Stones. The band gigged constantly, with residencies at venues like Ealing Jazz Club, Ken Colyer’s Studio 51, and Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. Their weekly performances at the Crawdaddy at Richmond’s Station Hotel resulted in ecstatic press reviews, and in April Andrew Loog Oldham saw them there and signed them to his management company the next day. He started the “Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone” press campaign, which set the tone for their career.

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  • dirtyeastwood

    I wanna be your slave....

    30 Jul 3:09am Reply
  • Ginzir

    Шикарно,я считаю. Уж явно получше прилизанных Битлов,Let it Bleed и Sticky Fingers полностью перекрывают всех Битлов разом. В этой группе идеально всё наверное: безусловно сам имидж,неплохие тексты,умеренная тяжесть,харизматичный вокал,замечательные лайвы. Добра группе и вечной жизни :3

    27 Jul 7:25am Reply
  • dangerbatist

    Happy Birthday Mick. ♥

    27 Jul 2:07am Reply
  • matfcb

    Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!

    26 Jul 8:40pm Reply
  • rewixas

    Happy Birthday Mick

    26 Jul 3:46pm Reply
  • prttyvisitors

    happy birthday mick ♡

    26 Jul 2:12pm Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    Can never get enough of the Stones

    25 Jul 10:50am Reply
  • myheadisweak

    Paint It Black ♥

    25 Jul 12:41am Reply
  • adriroso

    Exile On Main Street

    24 Jul 10:04pm Reply
  • liamarwhite

    i don't understand the appeal with these guys. i can't get into any of their albums. suggestions?

    23 Jul 1:21am Reply
  • BM128

    @Octavio: You're a fucking idiot.

    21 Jul 1:13pm Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Mick Jagger was in Brazil during the world cup. And now I have a reason to hate the rollling stones.

    17 Jul 4:18am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction ♥

    12 Jul 9:49am Reply
  • JuniorWaldorf

    <3

    10 Jul 12:48am Reply
  • wiseblood-

    Would love to be able to see these guys live someday, as old and crusty as they are. No one rocks like the Stones!

    9 Jul 10:47pm Reply
  • EmielC_

    So awesome live D:

    2 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • PinkuNaPanda

    Saw them at TW Classic yesterday.. & They were amazing!! °(^-^)°

    29 Jun 1:10pm Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    the definitive rock'n'roll band , they set the standard for aspiring rock band to follow

    26 Jun 12:13pm Reply
  • malecool

    The world's greatest rock group, no other group come close enough to be second

    23 Jun 9:10pm Reply
  • OneToHeaven

    CONFIRMADO SHOW NO BRASIL 2015- EU VOU!!!! #StonesNoBrasil

    20 Jun 2:48pm Reply
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