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The Rolling Stones were part of the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in the ‘60s. The band was noted as being seen by the youth of the time as a representation of resistance against authority of any kind during that time. They were perceived to be the cure for the strict culture classes that teens were struggling against. They were everything these kids could not be, long-haired, wild, loud and free. The Rolling Stones were instrumental in helping to make Blues a major part of Rock and Roll with releases such as, “Beggar’s Banquet” (1968). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Their namesake, Rolling Stone magazine has them ranked as fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and estimated sales have exceeded 250 million worldwide. The band has released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and multiple compilations. In 2012 the band celebrated 50 years of continued success when they crossed their silver anniversary date still together after all these years, rocking out and making music for their still growing fan base. Members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood make up the current lineup for The Rolling Stones. They continue touring and recording together to this day and remain one of the most recognized bands in the history of Rock and Roll.
The story of the Rolling Stones is the story of the Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The future guitarist and lead singer met at a railway station. Actually, they had met much earlier as children, but sparked up a conversation years later after noticing each other holding rhythm and blues records. They began playing together and the rest is history.
By the time group had begun releasing records in 1964 they had settled on a lineup with Brian Jones as an addition guitarist, Bill Wyman ass the bassist, and drummer Charlie Watts. Every group has its one revolving group member and for the Rolling Stones that would be the second guitarist. Jones left by the end of the decade, giving way to Mick Taylor and later Ronnie Wood. This first edition had hits with Out of Our Heads and Aftermath, but the first true Rolling Stones-type hit came after the first change at second guitar.
Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St., and Goats Head Soup were huge platinum hits only to be followed by an even bigger slew of hits. If the Rolling Stones released an album in the 1970s it was just about guaranteed to go multi-platinum. This first part of the Rolling Stones’ existence would leave a trail of hit singles that includes “It’s All Over Now”, “Little Red Rooster”, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”, and “Paint It Black”.
The Stones were able to do better than just linger in the next few decades. The group thrived with Tattoo You, Steel Wheels, and Voodoo Lounge. By this time the guys had gotten old, but not too old to embark on long tours. Rolling Stone tickets would become more popular than the albums, even the compilation albums. Today the band will release a new album once a decade, but they are more likely to play a few concert dates.