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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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  • liamarwhite

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

    Yesterday 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
  • beyc4use

    Wild Horses ♥

    19 Jun 7:04pm Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "Jagger, at that time fully bearded, took me to one end of the control room and erratically strummed an acoustic guitar in my ear." - An erstwhile member of Sparks, Jet and Radio Stars, Martin Gordon shares some fascinating stories from across his 40 years in music, including what he got up to in Paris with The Rolling Stones in '79: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/martin_gordon/

    18 Jun 11:20am Reply
  • FreezaMusic-NC

    Gimme Shelter ! ♥

    16 Jun 9:41pm Reply
  • vals81

    Here pics and impressions of the Berlin concert: http://itsonlymusicbutlive.com/2014/06/11/the-rolling-stones-the-temperance-movement-waldbuhne-berlin/

    11 Jun 3:13pm Reply
  • mandybula1995

    Им нужно было разойтись в 70е отвечаю

    8 Jun 2:59pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Paint It Black ♥

    7 Jun 1:18am Reply
  • Jezuxx

    I love you, malparidos ♥

    4 Jun 12:38am Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger I have been listening to this bad ass Band and it's Lead Performer for I believe 3 days, The Rolling Stone Singles Box Set (1971 - 2006). There are 173 songs, I have of course used the function of playing one song as many times as you love/like ..... The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger when you listen to their Music it goes from like to love to can't get enough. I had forgotten how bad ass The Rolling Stones are, how talented, explosive, exciting, sexy, energetic, Mick Jagger is. The talent and energy of this band that plays Blues, Rock & Roll & Funky Soul & R&B ..... I know that some of you would like to beg the differ ...... I have Mick Jagger that will back my words up, if you could get him or me to explain ..... Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones are off the charts ..... I don't know how I am going to another CD .....

    2 Jun 12:53pm Reply
  • alvaroraposo

    Exile On Main Street.

    26 May 3:59pm Reply
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