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English rock band

The Rolling Stones

Forme date1962
Formed58 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. 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. Their first stable line-up was bandleader Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica, keyboards), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass guitar), and Charlie Watts (drums). The band's primary songwriters, 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 Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who in turn left in 1974 to be replaced by Ronnie Wood. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as bassist. 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 then found more success with their own material as songs such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Get Off of My Cloud" and "Paint It Black" became international No. 1 hits. Aftermath (1966) – their first entirely original album – has been considered the most important of the band's formative records. In early 1967, the group had the double-sided hit "Ruby Tuesday"/"Let's Spend the Night Together" and then briefly experimented with psychedelic rock. They returned to their 'bluesy' roots with such major hits as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1968) and "Honky Tonk Woman" (1969), and albums such as: Beggars Banquet (1968), featuring the single "Sympathy for the Devil"; Let It Bleed (1969), including "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter"; Sticky Fingers (1971), featuring "Brown Sugar"; and, Exile on Main St. (1972), featuring "Tumbling Dice". In 1969, they were first introduced on stage as 'The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World'. Goats Head Soup (1973) and its hit ballad "Angie" continued the Stones' worldwide success. They released successful albums through the remainder of the 1970s and into early 1980s, including their two best sellers: Some Girls (1978), featuring the disco-tinged "Miss You"; and Tattoo You (1981), featuring the hit rocker "Start Me Up". They then kept a low profile until 1989 when they released Steel Wheels, featuring the lead single "Mixed Emotions", promoted by a large stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit and by 2007 had had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time. 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 concluding in August 2019. The Rolling Stones' estimated record sales of 240 million makes them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The band has won 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 or live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US. In 2008, the Rolling 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
The Rolling Stones in Mono
album by The Rolling Stones
2016
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
Brussels Affair
live album
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
The Rolling Stones Box Set
2010 compilation album by The Rolling Stones
2010