60s Oldies Music

The History of the Rolling Stones

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Who are the Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones, one of the most popular rock bands, has been ruling the music world since the 60s music era. Having a universal appeal and a unique sound of their own, The Rolling Stones are the proud creators of some of the most admired rock and roll albums of all time. Having their roots in London, the band grew to captivate the entire world with their live concerts and studio albums. Even today, there are a large number of Rolling Stones fans who get that thrill same thrill as fans 40 years ago did when they first heard “The Stones”.

From a local London band to one of the greatest rock bands of all time

The band started in London with six members having expertise in various music fields including rock, blues, blues rock, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues genre. However, with due course of time, they gained their huge popularity as a rock and roll English band. Their masterpieces infuse American blues with rock and roll. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and was ranked as number 4 in the Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest artists of all time.

The members of the band are Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Tony Chapman, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor, Dick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman. They took the concept of rock into a different level with a unique blend of jazz and blues. Mick Jagger became extremely popular as a lead vocalist, with strong voice and rhythmic vibration which was perfect for rock and roll music. The achieved a level of success only to be rivaled by groups such as the Beatles and U2.

 

The Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

 

 

Melding different musical genres and making them as their one unique sound

The Rolling Stones are most noted for their modern music, where they assimilate different musical genres and blend it into a unique collective sound of their own. All through their career, the musical contributions of this band has been marked by a continuous reliance on various musical styles like country, reggae, blues, dance, rhythm and blues and world music. They also became well known for their high energy live performances with multiple worldwide tours

Their highest selling album is ‘Hot Rocks’, which is a marvelous compilation of some of their greatest hits. From 1964-71, this album sold almost 12 million copies. The Rolling Stones impact on rock and roll is indelible and will live on well into the future.

 

The Rolling Stones – “Start Me Up” – Official Promo