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English rock band

The Rolling Stones

Forme date1962
Formed56 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. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Brian Jones was the original leader of the group. The band's primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Their musical focus shifted from covering blues songs to writing original material, a decision with which Jones did not agree. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. The Stones' touring keyboardists have included Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present). The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material; songs such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Paint It Black" became international hits. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its "bluesy" roots with Beggars Banquet (1968), which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972), is generally considered to be the band's best work and is seen as their "Golden Age." It was during this period 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. From 1983 to 1987 tensions between Jagger and Richards almost caused the band to split; however, they overcame their differences and rekindled their friendship after a temporary separation to work on solo projects. The Stones experienced a comeback with Steel Wheels (1989), promoted by a large stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, the group has lost much of their mainstream relevancy and 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 (1994–1995), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–1998), Licks Tour (2002–2003) and A Bigger Bang (2005–2007). Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone".The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million. 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 band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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
Let It Bleed
Rolling Stones album
1969
GRRR!
greatest hits album by The Rolling Stones
Forty Licks
compilation album
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
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
On Air
compilation album by the Rolling Stones
2017
Shine a Light
live album
The Rolling Stones, Now!
album
1965
Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones
compilation album
Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones
album
1975
Love You Live
live album
1977
Metamorphosis
1975 the Rolling Stones album
1975
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
Hyde Park Live
2013 film
2013
Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981
live album by The Rolling Stones
2012
Singles Collection: The London Years
compilation album
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
Brussels Affair
live album
Hampton Coliseum
2012
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
live album by The Rolling Stones
Made in the Shade
1975
Sucking in the Seventies
compilation album
1981
Live at Leeds
live album by the Rolling Stones
2012
L.A. Friday
2012
Live at the Tokyo Dome
live album by The Rolling Stones
2012
Stone Age
compilation by The Rolling Stones
1971
Light the Fuse
live album by The Rolling Stones
2012
Slow Rollers
1981
Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones album
No Stone Unturned
1973
Story of The Stones
1982
Milestones
1972
Solid Rock
1980