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The Rolling Stones (formed 1962) The Rolling Stones are an English rock band famous for songs such as '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', 'Paint It Black' and 'Angie'. They are made up of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.

Formation: The Rolling Stones formed when old friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger decided to get together musically, before later meeting Brian Jones playing guitar with Blues Incorporated. The full line-up in 1962 became Jagger, Jones, Richards, pianist Ian Stewart, guitarist Mick Taylor and drummer Tony Chapman. Keith Richards has said that Jones came up with the band name when Jazz News called them up and asked, whereby he spotted a Muddy Waters album nearby with the track 'Rollin' Stone'.

Musical career: The band, as Jagger, Richards, Jones, Stewart and bassist Dick Taylor, played their first gig at the Marquee Club in London in 1962 performing songs from artists such as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Bassist Bill Wyman later joined, along with drummer Charlie Watts in 1963 making the line-up: Brian Jones on guita, Ian Stewart on piano, Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards on guitar and vocals, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums.

Their first official manager was Andrew Loog Oldham who re-dubbed them as the Rolling Stones and dropped Stewart from the line-up. He often promoted the band as a 'nasty version of The Beatles'. The signed with Decca Records who allowed them to use other recording studios and thus they recorded their first album at Regent Sound Studios.

Their first single in 1963 was a cover of Chuck Berry's 'Come On' which they never played live despite it reaching number 21 on the UK singles charts. Their first UK concert tour was supporting Bo Diddley, Little Richard and The Everly Brothers. At the same time, they released second single Lennon and McCartney's 'I Wanna Be Your Man' which reached number 12 and third single Buddy Holly's 'Not Fade Away' reached number 3. Their first number 1 hit in the UK was a cover of Bobby and Shirley Womack's 'It's All Over Now'.

In 1965, they released second album 'The Rolling Stones No. 2' which reached number 1 in the UK and number 5 in the US. Their first original composition to reach number 1 was 'The Last Time' in the same year. Their first international number 1 hit was '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' which spent four weeks at the top of the charts in the US. Their album 'Aftermath' reached number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US and was the first to be entirely original songs.

In 1967, they were alleged as drug users in the News of the World when they accused Mick Jagger of taking Benzedrine tablets and possessing hashish. It was in fact Brian Jones. Keith Richards' home was later raided by the police after a tip off but no arrests were made until later when he and Jagger were charged with drug offences. Jones house was also later raided and he was charged with cannabis possession. Jagger was sentenced to 3 months in prison for possession of amphetamine but it was reduced to a conditional discharge while Richards' 1 year sentence for allowing cannabis to be smoked on his property was overturned.

Jones was fined £1000 and put on 3years' probation. The thank fans for their support, the band released the single 'We Love You' while awaiting their trials. Manager Andrew left while they recorded album 'Their Satanic Majesties Request' in 1967. In 1968, they recorded the event 'The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus' featuring John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Who, Jethro Tull and Marianne Faithfull but the footage wasn't released until 1996.

In 1969, after the release of album 'Beggars Banquet', Brian Jones mental state and drug use got out of control and he wasn't able to tour with the band after being refused a US visa. He left the band and later drowned in his own swimming pool. The Rolling Stones proceeded to play a free concert in tribute to Jones in Hyde Park, London with an audience of 250,000. The band performed at the Altamont Free Concert in a concert that would be the subject of a huge disaster. The biker gang Hells Angels were asked to provide security but they stabbed and killed fan Meredith Hunter after seeing he had a knife.

In 1970, they formed record company, Rolling Stones Records and their first album on it was UK and US number one 'Sticky Fingers'. Later, they left England for the South of France. Whilst away recording, Richards was called back to France with a warrant for his arrest. They were subsequently banned from performing in various countries. Frustrated with all the complications, Taylor quit the band in 1974 to be replaced by Ronnie Wood who was a salaried employee until Wyman left. Richards was charged again later for importing drugs into Canada and was given a suspended sentence. The band signed a $28 million deal with CBS Records in the midst of their 20th anniversary in 1982.

Jagger and Richards began to drift apart and as a result Jagger signed a solo record deal. In 1985, he recorded alongside David Bowie the number 1 single 'Dancing in the Street' for Live Aid. Later that year, Stewart died of a heart attack and they were given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award after playing a tribute concert in 1986. In 1989, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Jagger and Richards reconciled.

Their 50th anniversary took place in 2012 and they played five concerts across the world.



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Mick Jagger Remembers Tragic Girlfriend On Her 52nd Birthday


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The rocker posted a photo of his former partner on Twitter Thursday (28Apr16) and added the caption: "Remembering L'Wren on her birthday."

Jagger did something similar last year (Apr15) to mark her 51st birthday.

The fashion designer was found dead in her New York City apartment on 17 March, 2014. Reports suggest she took her own life.

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Coachella Bosses Planning Rock Festival With Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney


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Bosses at promotions firm Goldenvoice are hoping the musicians plus The Who, Neil Young and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters will hit the stage at the Empire Polo Field in Indio from 7 to 9 October (16), according to the Los Angeles Times.

If the acts agree to the show, it will mark the first time they all perform on the same bill. Organisers are also planning to switch up the format of the festival and have the musicians each play full sets.

"It will be their full stage productions, with full sets," a source tells the publication.

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Bill Wyman: 'I'm Going To Get Through Cancer Battle'


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The former Rolling Stones bassist announced in March (16) he was undergoing treatment to tackle the disease, and it had been caught early so he was expected to make a full recovery.

The 79-year-old stepped out in public for the first time since his diagnosis to join his former bandmates at the opening of their Exhibitionism collection in London on Monday (04Apr16) and told reporters he was starting a six-month course of medication and is feeling positive about the outcome.

“I’m just starting medication," he told Mirror.co.uk. "It’s about a six month job. But they think it’s very easy and that I’m going to get through it all right.”

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Mick Jagger In Favour Of Quitting EU


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Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger has given the ‘Brexit’ campaign an unexpected boost by saying that leaving the EU could be in Britain’s long-term interest.

The singer was speaking at the launch of the group’s new ‘Exhibitionism’ art installation at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Sunday evening (April 3rd). When asked by Sky News about the issue tearing Britain’s political parties apart, he claimed that although he didn’t feel the question would affect him personally either way, he felt that it might be beneficial for Britain after some initial turbulence.

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Jackie St Clair Poses For Pictures Wearing A Rolling Stones Jacket

Jackie St Clair - Jackie St Clair poses for pictures wearing a Rolling Stones jacket whilst on her way to attend the opening night gala of The Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' at London - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th April 2016

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Opening Night Gala Of The Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism'

Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger , Charlie Watts - Opening Night Gala of The Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' at the Saatchi Gallery - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th April 2016

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Bill Wyman Reunites With Rolling Stones At London Exhibit


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The Satisfaction rockers helped create Exhibitionism, a collection of rare and unseen memorabilia spanning their 50-year career, and the displays of instruments, letters, posters and costumes opens to the public on Tuesday (05Apr16) at London's Saatchi Gallery.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood came together on the red carpet on Monday as they helped to unveil the exhibit for celebrity guests, and the music icons were greeted by hoards of screaming fans as they posed for the cameras outside the Chelsea venue.

The stars were clearly happy to be back in each other's company as they laughed and joked together, putting to rest rumours of a rift between the veterans after wrapping up their America Latina Ole tour last month (Mar16).

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Trinny Woodhall - Rolling Stones Exhibitionism arrivals at The Saatchi Gallery in London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th April 2016

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Opening Night Gala Of Exhibitionism

Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts , Mick Jagger - Opening Night Gala of Rolling Stone's 'Exhibitionism' at the Saatchi Gallery. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th April 2016

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Opening Night Gala Of Exhibitionism

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Rolling Stones To Muck In And Help Father-to-be Ronnie Wood


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Sally's twin daughters are due in June (16), and Ronnie says that his musical colleagues can't wait to meet the new additions to the group's extended family.

The 68-year-old star will take his girls on tour with the band and has indicated frontman Mick Jagger has offered to share the burden of parenthood by acting as a nanny.

"The Rolling Stones are all thrilled," he tells Britain's HELLO! magazine. "Keith loves kids, so he's excited, and Mick keeps telling me to give him a year and then he'll be our nanny, so now we're calling him Nanny Mick.

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Keith Richards Marvels Over Cuba Concert


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The veteran British band became the first major rock act to play in the country since it became Communist in 1959 when they performed in front of more than 1.3 million fans for free at the Ciudad Deportivo venue in the capital Havana on 25 March (16).

Keith was amazed that the fans knew so many of the lyrics to their hits because they were banned from Cuban radio until 15 years ago, and while they were performing, he could feel a "sense of release and freedom" from the residents of the long-isolated nation.

"That was unique, man, even in my book," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. "God knows, it was an amazing outpouring of what the Cuban people have stored up inside themselves... There was a great sense of release and freedom and everybody had an incredible time. The band played their a**es off. It was fantastic."

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The Rolling Stones Banned From Playing Outside Exhibition


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The Satisfaction rockers helped create Exhibitionism, a collection of rare and unseen memorabilia spanning their 50-year career, and the displays of instruments, letters, posters and costumes opens on 5 April (16) at London's Saatchi Gallery.

The band had hoped to perform a few tracks on the lawn outside the gallery, but residents of the upmarket Chelsea neighbourhood vetoed their proposal, according to Keith Richards.

"There was a plan to do four or five numbers on the lawn but the Chelsea Residents’ Association poo-pooed (disputed) that," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. "How generous of them. It would have only been four or five songs.”

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Rolling Stones Give Fans A Taste Of Historic Cuba Gig Online


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The rock group performed for more than 1.3 million fans at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana on Friday night (25Mar16), and extracts from the gig and of the band's arrival in Cuba were posted on the Stones' official YouTube channel over the weekend.

Speaking over the footage, Mick Jagger says, "Cuba's got so much music, so many kinds of music... It was inevitable we would play here one day."

The clips of the show then feature Jagger welcoming fans as he and his bandmates take to the stage, stating, 'Hola Cuba! Buenas noches."

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Rolling Stones Play Historic Cuba Gig


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The British veteran rockers are the first Western band to play in the country since the Communist Revolution, and frontman Sir Mick Jagger told fans at the Ciudad Deportiva venue that it would be an "unforgettable" night.

Before opening the show with Jumpin' Jack Flash, the singer addressed the crowd in Spanish, "Hola Habana, buenas noches mi gente de Cuba" - which translates as "Hello Havana, goodnight my people of Cuba."

He added, "We're finally here. I'm sure this will be an unforgettable night."

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