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The Rolling Stones

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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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  • rOnieAirhead

    Best album covers ever? Probably!

    Yesterday 9:58pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Happy Birthday, Keith

    17 Dec 10:53pm Reply
  • SahaZ

    Брайан Джонс нормальный чувак

    10 Dec 5:27pm Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest bands of ALL TIMES!

    6 Dec 11:57pm Reply
  • MrShayton

    Nice band

    6 Dec 6:56pm Reply
  • Druid66

    Bobby is hanging around his old hometown friend, Buddy Holley, right now, saying "You'll never believe the guys I met after you left earth, some of them even named their band so it sounded like they were the Crickets!" I like to think they're even playing something, up there in rock 'n roll heaven. R.I.P. Mr. Keys!

    4 Dec 6:01am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    We will miss you Bobby. [2]

    4 Dec 12:07am Reply
  • bidola84

    Sad news. RIP Bobby :(

    3 Dec 4:33pm Reply
  • evanisreallyok

    We will miss you Bobby.

    3 Dec 4:01am Reply
  • Smooth39

    RIP Bobby

    2 Dec 11:52pm Reply
  • b1es

    Bobby is the great saxophonist.

    2 Dec 10:22pm Reply
  • Musicaestuita

    Procurando parceiros para iniciar um blog sobre música, literatura, cinema... Artes em geral. Quem estiver interessado é só colar.

    27 Nov 11:32am Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    Under My Thumb ♥

    26 Nov 4:21pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    "all songs sound the same, pathetic and cheesy lyrics." ...says the guy that listens exclusively to thrash metal...

    26 Nov 2:26pm Reply
  • ParalelFuture

    Epic Band!

    23 Nov 5:08pm Reply
  • SPaGetTea

    I have the best music library that you ever seen :3

    21 Nov 9:45am Reply
  • Runoflife

    As bad as Bon Jovi - all songs sound the same, pathetic and cheesy lyrics.

    20 Nov 7:36am Reply
  • SPaGetTea

    Paint It Black <3<3 [2]

    18 Nov 8:46pm Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    "Yes I am nitty gritty / And my shirt's all torn / But I would love to spill the beans / With you till dawn." Repeat chorus. Off "Loving Cup".... Boy, you said... er sang a mouthful there Mick. One of my favorite Stones lines.

    17 Nov 5:29am Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    The Rolling Stones мудрые как Билли Боунс.

    16 Nov 8:05pm Reply
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