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English rock band

The Rolling Stones

Forme date1962
Formed57 years (approx) ago
Memberss Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Brian Jones
Ronnie Wood
Mick Taylor
Bill Wyman
Charlie Watts
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The Rolling Stones at Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, USA, performing at Summerfest festival on June 23, 2015 - Photo by Jim Pietryga

About The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. As a diverging act to the popular pop rock of the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock. The band's first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica, keyboards), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano), the last of whom was removed from the official line-up in 1963, but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985. The band's primary songwriters, the partnership of Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who in turn left in 1974 and was replaced in 1975 by Ronnie Wood, who has since remained. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as bassist. The Stones have not had an official keyboardist since Stewart's departure in 1963, but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche (1965–71), Nicky Hopkins (1967–82), Billy Preston (1971–81), Ian McLagan (1978–81), and Chuck Leavell (1982–present). Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the Rolling Stones started out playing covers and established themselves at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964, also being identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. The band found more success with their own material; songs such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Paint It Black" became international hits, and Aftermath (1966) – their first entirely original album – has been considered the most important of the band's formative records. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the Stones returned to their 'bluesy' roots with Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972). In 1969 they were first introduced on stage as 'The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World'. The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981), the two best-sellers in their discography. During the 1980s, infighting curtailed their output; as a result, they only released two more under-performing albums, and did not tour for the rest of the decade. Their fortunes changed at the end of the decade, when they released Steel Wheels (1989), promoted by a large stadium and arena tour, the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour. Since the 1990s, new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–95), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–98), Licks Tour (2002–03) and A Bigger Bang (2005–07). In 2012, the band celebrated their 50th anniversary. Their latest album, Blue & Lonesome (2016), became their twelfth UK number-one album. The group continues to sell out venues, with their recent No Filter Tour running for two years and concluding in August 2019. The Rolling Stones's estimated record sales of 240 million makes them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The band have been awarded three Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. They have released 30 studio albums, 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) marked the 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 Stones were listed 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart, and in 2019 Billboard magazine ranked them second in their list of the "Greatest Artists of All Time" based on US chart success.

Albums

The Rolling Stones have been invloved with:

Exile on Main St.
studio album by The Rolling Stones
1972
Their Satanic Majesties Request
album
1967
Voodoo Lounge
album
1994
Goats Head Soup
album by The Rolling Stones
1973
Forty Licks
compilation album
2002
Let It Bleed
Rolling Stones album
1969
GRRR!
greatest hits album by The Rolling Stones
2012
Dirty Work
The Rolling Stones album
1986
Aftermath
album by The Rolling Stones
1966
Steel Wheels
album
1989
Bridges to Babylon
album
1997
A Bigger Bang
album
2005
Between the Buttons
album
1967
Undercover
album by The Rolling Stones
1983
Stripped
live album
1995
Emotional Rescue
album
1980
The Rolling Stones
1964 studio album from The Rolling Stones
1964
Out of Our Heads
album
1965
Black and Blue
album
1976
Flashpoint
live album
1991
Honk
Compilation album by The Rolling Stones
2019
Shine a Light
live album
2008
The Rolling Stones, Now!
album
1965
Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones
compilation album
1993
Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones
album
1975
Love You Live
live album
1977
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
compilation album by The Rolling Stones
1969
The Rolling Stones No. 2
album
1965
Flowers
American compilation album by The Rolling Stones
1967
Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981
live album by The Rolling Stones
2012
Singles Collection: The London Years
compilation album
1989
Big Hits
compilation album
1966
No Security
live album by The Rolling Stones
1998
"Still Life"
live album by The Rolling Stones
1982
12 X 5
album
1964
Got Live If You Want It!
1966
Live Licks
live album
2004
Hampton Coliseum
2012
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
live album by The Rolling Stones
1996
Made in the Shade
1975
Sucking in the Seventies
compilation album
1981
L.A. Friday
2012
Live at the Tokyo Dome
live album by The Rolling Stones
2012
Stone Age
compilation by The Rolling Stones
1971
Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones album
1971
Slow Rollers
1981
No Stone Unturned
1973
Story of The Stones
1982
Milestones
1972
Solid Rock
1980