The Rolling Stones History

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards opening fan mail during the early days of the band, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jagger And Richards Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards opening fan mail during the early days of the band, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones in New York, June 1964. Left to right: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones In New York The Rolling Stones in New York, June 1964. Left to right: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Singer Mick Jagger and bassist Bill Wyman (right) performing with the Rolling Stones on the TV music show 'Ready Steady Go!', March 1964.  (Photo by Frank Martin/BIPS/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mick With Maracas Singer Mick Jagger and bassist Bill Wyman (right) performing with the Rolling Stones on the TV music show 'Ready Steady Go!', March 1964. (Photo by Frank Martin/BIPS/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1964:  British rock group the Rolling Stones, comprising drummer Charlie Watts, frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones and bassist Bill Wyman.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones 1964: British rock group the Rolling Stones, comprising drummer Charlie Watts, frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones and bassist Bill Wyman. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones, 1977. Left to right: Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Mick Jagger. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones, 1977. Left to right: Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Mick Jagger. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger, singer of British pop group the Rolling Stones  is driven to Brixton prison to begin a three month sentence for drug offences.    (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Mick Is Nicked Mick Jagger, singer of British pop group the Rolling Stones is driven to Brixton prison to begin a three month sentence for drug offences. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones perform at the Saville Theatre, London, 14th December 1969. Left to right: Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones At The Saville The Rolling Stones perform at the Saville Theatre, London, 14th December 1969. Left to right: Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman at London airport with a friend, 17th October 1969. The group are on their way to the United States for a three week tour. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
Wyman And Friend Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman at London airport with a friend, 17th October 1969. The group are on their way to the United States for a three week tour. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones hold a photo call in Hyde Park with new guitarist Mick Taylor who has replaced Brian Jones, 12th June 1969. From left to right, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Mick Jones, Keith Richards, front, and Charlie Watts. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones hold a photo call in Hyde Park with new guitarist Mick Taylor who has replaced Brian Jones, 12th June 1969. From left to right, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Mick Jones, Keith Richards, front, and Charlie Watts. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones on a rooftop, 17th June 1964. Left to right: Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. (Photo by /Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones on a rooftop, 17th June 1964. Left to right: Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. (Photo by /Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards playing his guitar during an early Rolling Stones session, 1964. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards playing his guitar during an early Rolling Stones session, 1964. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rock group The Rolling Stones throwing food in the Elizabethan room at the Kensington Gore hotel, where they hosted a banquet for the launch of their 'Beggars Banquet' album, 5th December 1968. From left to right, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones, aiming a pie. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
Beggars Banquet Rock group The Rolling Stones throwing food in the Elizabethan room at the Kensington Gore hotel, where they hosted a banquet for the launch of their 'Beggars Banquet' album, 5th December 1968. From left to right, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones, aiming a pie. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman signs autographs for fans at London Airport (now Heathrow) before flying out for an American tour, 23rd October 1964. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Wyman And Fans Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman signs autographs for fans at London Airport (now Heathrow) before flying out for an American tour, 23rd October 1964. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull arrive at Marlborough Street magistrate's court, London, 29th May 1969, the day after drug squad detectives arrested them for cannabis possession at their home in Chelsea. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jagger And Faithfull Leave Court Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull arrive at Marlborough Street magistrate's court, London, 29th May 1969, the day after drug squad detectives arrested them for cannabis possession at their home in Chelsea. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jean-Luc Godard directs Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) of the Rolling Stones during the shooting of the documentary film 'Sympathy For the Devil' (aka 'One Plus One'), 30th July 1968. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Sympathy For The Devil Jean-Luc Godard directs Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) of the Rolling Stones during the shooting of the documentary film 'Sympathy For the Devil' (aka 'One Plus One'), 30th July 1968. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
5th December 1968:  British rock group the Rolling Stones in the Elizabethan Room at Gore Hotel, Kensington, where they held a beggars banquet, complete with serving wenches,  to promote their new album 'Beggars' Banquet'.  (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
Beggars' Banquet 5th December 1968: British rock group the Rolling Stones in the Elizabethan Room at Gore Hotel, Kensington, where they held a beggars banquet, complete with serving wenches, to promote their new album 'Beggars' Banquet'. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
11th January 1967:  British pop group The Rolling Stones in Green Park, London, shortly before flying to the States to perform on the 'Ed Sulivan Show', one of the most popular entertainment shows on American television.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
11th January 1967: British pop group The Rolling Stones in Green Park, London, shortly before flying to the States to perform on the 'Ed Sulivan Show', one of the most popular entertainment shows on American television. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
1st May 1964:  British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones leaning on a wall in London. They are, from left to right; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Bill Wyman.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
1st May 1964: British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones leaning on a wall in London. They are, from left to right; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Bill Wyman. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
20th August 1976:  Singer Mick Jagger on stage with The Rolling Stones as the group headlines the Knebworth Festival.  (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
20th August 1976: Singer Mick Jagger on stage with The Rolling Stones as the group headlines the Knebworth Festival. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Lead singer for the Rolling Stones band Mick Jagger is found guilty of possession of illegal pep pills and is sentenced to 3 months in prison and a fine of ?300.    (Photo by S Sherman/Getty Images)
Under Arrest Lead singer for the Rolling Stones band Mick Jagger is found guilty of possession of illegal pep pills and is sentenced to 3 months in prison and a fine of ?300. (Photo by S Sherman/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE:  Mick Jagger, lead singer for the rock group the "Rolling Stones" performs at the Paris's Auteuil hippodrome 13 June 1982 in front of some 70,000 people from all generations.   (FILM) AFP PHOTO/JOEL ROBINE (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE: Mick Jagger, lead singer for the rock group the "Rolling Stones" performs at the Paris's Auteuil hippodrome 13 June 1982 in front of some 70,000 people from all generations. (FILM) AFP PHOTO/JOEL ROBINE (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)
28th April 1964:  The Rolling Stones, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), looking a little worse for wear, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman, backstage at BBC2's first pop concert, held at the Royal Albert Hall.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Backstage Stones 28th April 1964: The Rolling Stones, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), looking a little worse for wear, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman, backstage at BBC2's first pop concert, held at the Royal Albert Hall. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
30th July 1968:  Mick Jagger, singer of British rock band the Rolling Stones plays an acoustic guitar in a recording studio during the shooting of French director Jean-Luc Godard's film 'Sympathy For the Devil' (aka 'One Plus One').  (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Filming Jagger 30th July 1968: Mick Jagger, singer of British rock band the Rolling Stones plays an acoustic guitar in a recording studio during the shooting of French director Jean-Luc Godard's film 'Sympathy For the Devil' (aka 'One Plus One'). (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
December 1963:  British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman (front), Mick Jagger and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969).  (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Early Stones December 1963: British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman (front), Mick Jagger and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
January 1967:  The Rolling Stones in London. Clockwise, from left: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Brian Jones.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
January 1967: The Rolling Stones in London. Clockwise, from left: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Brian Jones. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
5th July 1969:  Vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Mick Taylor in concert with the Rolling Stones in London's Hyde Park. The free outdoor concert was a tribute to recently deceased band member Brian Jones.  (Photo by Reg Burkett/Express/Getty Images)
Stones In Concert 5th July 1969: Vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Mick Taylor in concert with the Rolling Stones in London's Hyde Park. The free outdoor concert was a tribute to recently deceased band member Brian Jones. (Photo by Reg Burkett/Express/Getty Images)
18th December 1968:  Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger (left) and guitarist Keith Richards (right) with actress Anita Pallenberg in a departure lounge at London Airport (Heathrow).  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
18th December 1968: Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger (left) and guitarist Keith Richards (right) with actress Anita Pallenberg in a departure lounge at London Airport (Heathrow). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
10th December 1968:  Keith Moon (1947-1978) of the Who with Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones at the Internel Studios in Stonebridge Park, Wembley, for the filming of the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Who And Stones 10th December 1968: Keith Moon (1947-1978) of the Who with Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones at the Internel Studios in Stonebridge Park, Wembley, for the filming of the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
15th December 1969:  The Rolling Stones in rehearsal for a concert at the Saville Theatre, London. Left to right : Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman.  (Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images)
Stones Rehearse 15th December 1969: The Rolling Stones in rehearsal for a concert at the Saville Theatre, London. Left to right : Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. (Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images)
British rock group The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts at the Kensington Gore Hotel, where they staged a mock-medieval banquet for the launch of their new album 'Beggars Banquet', 5th December 1968.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Food Fight British rock group The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts at the Kensington Gore Hotel, where they staged a mock-medieval banquet for the launch of their new album 'Beggars Banquet', 5th December 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The British rock group The Rolling Stones outside St George's church, Hanover Square, London.  Original Publication: People Disc - HW0626   (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones The British rock group The Rolling Stones outside St George's church, Hanover Square, London. Original Publication: People Disc - HW0626 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones headline the Knebworth Festival, 20th August 1976. Left to right: Keyboard player Billy Preston, Giuitarist Ron Wood, percussionist Ollie Brown, singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones At Knebworth The Rolling Stones headline the Knebworth Festival, 20th August 1976. Left to right: Keyboard player Billy Preston, Giuitarist Ron Wood, percussionist Ollie Brown, singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger, lead singer for the rock group the "Rolling Stones" performs in Wembley Stadium in London, 10 September 1973.   Jagger will celebrate his 60th birthday on July 26, 2003 with a party in Prague, Czech Republic where the Rolling Stones are currently on tour. AFP PHOTO (Credit should read Photo by  AFP/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger, lead singer for the rock group the "Rolling Stones" performs in Wembley Stadium in London, 10 September 1973. Jagger will celebrate his 60th birthday on July 26, 2003 with a party in Prague, Czech Republic where the Rolling Stones are currently on tour. AFP PHOTO (Credit should read Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
13th June 1969:  20-year-old Mick Taylor, former lead guitarist of the John Mayall rhythm and blues group replaces Brian Jones as the new member of the Rolling Stones. The group pose in Hyde Park, London - (from left to right) Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman.  (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones 13th June 1969: 20-year-old Mick Taylor, former lead guitarist of the John Mayall rhythm and blues group replaces Brian Jones as the new member of the Rolling Stones. The group pose in Hyde Park, London - (from left to right) Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger performs in front of a crowd of 70,000 at Wembley Stadium, London, 25th June 1982. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jagger At Wembley Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger performs in front of a crowd of 70,000 at Wembley Stadium, London, 25th June 1982. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1982:  Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones during a concert at Bristol.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1982: Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones during a concert at Bristol. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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