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THE ROLLING STONES

- 1962
COUNTRY:
UNITED KINGDOM
GENRE(S):
ROCK
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The Rolling Stones are one of England's best-known rock bands. With more than 200 million albums sold and dozens of No. 1 hits, they remain one of the biggest names in the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
TORPEDO - 02.11.2023
The Rolling Stones were formed in London, England, in 1962. The band's founding members are Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Brian Jones (guitar), Ian Stewart (piano), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Inspired by their shared love of American blues and R&B music, they set out to bring a raw, gritty edge to the British music scene.

As part of the British Invasion, the Rolling Stones gained popularity in the early 1960s, alongside groups like the Beatles. They signed with Decca Records and released their eponymous debut album in 1964, featuring covers of blues classics and a few original compositions. The album demonstrates their ability to capture the essence of American blues while infusing it with their own identity.

The songwriting partnership between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards became the backbone of the Rolling Stones' success. Their collaboration produced an impressive catalog of hits, including timeless classics such as 'Satisfaction', 'Paint It Black' and 'Gimme Shelter'. Jagger's charismatic voice and stage presence, combined with Richards' raw guitar riffs and songwriting prowess, created a dynamic force that propelled the band to new heights.

The Rolling Stones cultivated a rebellious, controversial image that earned them a reputation as the "bad boys of rock". Their wild lifestyle, drug use and run-ins with the law have become an integral part of their legend.

In the early 1970s, the Rolling Stones faced internal conflict and legal problems, leading to the departure and tragic death of Brian Jones. However, the band bounced back and released the critically acclaimed album "Exile on Main St." in 1972. The album showcases their ability to harmoniously blend rock, blues, country and gospel influences.

Throughout their long career, the Rolling Stones have never ceased to evolve their music, adopting new styles and genres. From the gritty rock 'n' roll of their early days to the experimentation of disco, reggae and even electronic music in recent years, they have demonstrated unrivalled versatility. Their ability to adapt while remaining true to their roots has set them apart from their peers and ensured their relevance across generations.

The Rolling Stones' impact on popular culture cannot be overstated. With over 50 years of success, numerous record-breaking tours and countless awards, they have influenced and inspired generations of musicians. Their rebellious spirit, musical innovation and dedication to their craft have cemented their place as true rock 'n' roll legends. The Rolling Stones continue to captivate audiences the world over, leaving an indelible mark on music history.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The band was originally called "The Blues Boys" when it formed in 1962. However, manager Giorgio Gomelsky suggested they change their name to "The Rolling Stones", after the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone".

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met by chance at a train station in 1960. Jagger noticed Richards holding a Chuck Berry album, and their shared love of music sparked a friendship that would shape rock history.

To achieve his signature guitar sound, Keith Richards would often record his guitar parts in the studio using a tiny cassette recorder, then play them back through a loudspeaker for a raw, distorted sound.

In 1967, the Rolling Stones were banned from radio in the USA because of their controversial lyrics and rebellious image. However, this only fueled their popularity and cemented their status as rock rebels.

Mick Jagger and David Bowie teamed up in 1985 to record a cover of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" for the Live Aid charity event.

In 2003, Mick Jagger was knighted by Prince Charles for his services to music. This honor recognizes his contribution as a musician and cultural icon.

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