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Called by many music critics as The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band, the Rolling Stones has sold over 250 million records worldwide. With singles Gimme Shelter, Paint It Black and Sympathy for the Devil, this London rock band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Comprising of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones have released 30 studio albums. Since the 1990s, the band has recorded fewer albums and instead focused on live tours. The Rolling Stones are touring once again and if you would like to see these legends live in action, then get The Rolling Stones tickets from here.
The Story behind the Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were childhood friends and schoolmates in Dartford, Kent, UK. When the Jaggers moved to Wilmington, the two friends lost touch for a while till they met again. By that time, Jagger had started a band with Dick Taylor - a former member of The Rolling Stones. The duo was mainly playing Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley songs. Richards was also interested in the music of Berry and Waters and the three started to meet at each other’s house. The trio was later joined by Bob Beckwith and Alan Etherington. They started a band called the Blue Boys.
Richards, Jagger and Taylor left the Blue Boys for another band called the Blues Incorporated. After a brief stint with this band, the trio met up with Ian Stewart and Brian Jones and formed their own band in 1962, which was originally called Rollin’ Stone.
It was Brian Jones who christened the band. The story goes that as Jones was on a phone call with Jazz News, a newspaper, he was asked the band’s name. They hadn’t thought of the name yet, but Jones saw a Muddy Waters LP lying on the floor and one of its tracks was titled Rollin’ Stone. Jones replied Rollin’ Stone and this was the beginning of this multi award winning band.
The Rolling Stones’ Music Roots
The band’s music is rooted in blues and rock and roll. Robert Palmer, a musicologist, is of the opinion that the band’s roots are the reason behind its longevity. According to him, since the band’s music is rooted in traditional soul, rhythm and blues, the Rolling Stones have not only been able to create timeless music, but also stay together. He compared The Rolling Stones with other pop bands, which have come and gone due to their weak musical roots.
The Rolling Stones’ Culture & Music
The Rolling Stones were in the forefront of the British Invasion in the 1960s. The band’s members and their music has been associated with the rebellious and youthful counterculture of the era.
During the 1960s and the early 1970s, the Rolling Stones released some of their most successful albums. These include Their Satanic Majesties Request, Exile on Main St., Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet. Out of these, Their Satanic Majesties Request experimented with psychedelic music, while the other albums saw the band return to its blues roots.
1970s & 1980s
In the late 1970s and the early 1980s, the Rolling Stones released Some Girls and Tattoo You. These two albums are perhaps their most famous international albums. While staying commercially successful, the band, however, experienced internal conflicts when Jagger and Richards clashed. This almost split the band. However, in 1987, the two revived their friendship, which resulted in Steel Wheels, released in 1989.
Since the 1990s, the band has been more on the road than inside a recording studio. Four of their live tours, Voodoo Lounge Tour, A Bigger Bang Tour, Licks Tour and Bridges to Babylon Tour have also been the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.
In 2012, The Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary. In the 2000s, the band has released only two studio albums, namely A Bigger Bang and Blue & Lonesome. The latter has been their latest album, which was released in 2016. An instant commercial hit, the album debuted at No.1 spot on the UK Albums Chart. Eric Clapton was featured on two of its tracks.
The Rolling Stones in 2017
The band will be headlining the No Filter Tour in 2017. A Europe-wide tour, the No Filter Tour will see The Rolling Stones perform live at selected venues across Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria.
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