44 Facts About The Rolling Stones


Billboard magazine and The Rolling Stones Stone have ranked the band as one of the greatest of all time.

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The Rolling Stones had been directed to them by his previous clients, the Beatles.

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The Rolling Stones later changed his mind and imagined a band that contrasted with the Beatles, featuring unmatched clothing, long hair, and an unclean appearance.

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The Rolling Stones wanted to make the Stones "a raunchy, gamy, unpredictable bunch of undesirables" and to "establish that the Stones were threatening, uncouth and animalistic".

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The Rolling Stones promoted the Rolling Stones as the nasty counterpoint to the Beatles, by having the band pose unsmiling on the cover of their first album.

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On 1 January 1964, the The Rolling Stones' were the first band to play on the BBC's Top of the Pops, performing "I Wanna Be Your Man".

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The Rolling Stones' first US tour in June 1964 was "a disaster", according to Wyman.

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The Rolling Stones was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

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The Rolling Stones recommended they go into tax exile before the start of the next financial year.

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The The Rolling Stones moved to the South of France, where Richards rented the Villa Nellcote and sublet rooms to band members and their entourage.

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The Rolling Stones needed a new guitarist, and the recording sessions in Munich for the next album, Black and Blue, provided an opportunity for some guitarists hoping to join the band to work while trying out.

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The Rolling Stones had already recorded and played live with Richards, and had contributed to the recording and writing of the track "It's Only Rock 'n Roll".

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The Rolling Stones had declined Jagger's earlier offer to join the Stones, because of his commitment to Faces, saying "that's what's really important to me".

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In 1975, Wood officially joined the Rolling Stones for their upcoming Tour of the Americas, which was a contributing factor in the disbandment of Faces.

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The Rolling Stones was charged with importing narcotics into Canada, an offence that carried a minimum seven-year sentence.

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The Rolling Stones was a regular at New York's Studio 54 disco club, often in the company of model Jerry Hall.

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The Rolling Stones declared his growing lack of interest in the Rolling Stones.

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The Rolling Stones played a private tribute concert for him at London's 100 Club in February 1986.

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The following year, 25x5: The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones, a documentary spanning the band's career, was released for their 25th anniversary.

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In early 1989, the The Rolling Stones, including Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, as well as Brian Jones and Ian Stewart, were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The album included "Continental Drift", which the Rolling Stones recorded in Tangier, Morocco, in 1989, with the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, coordinated by Tony King and Cherie Nutting.

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The Rolling Stones then published Stone Alone, an autobiography based on scrapbooks and diaries he had kept since the band's early days.

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On 8 September 1994, the The Rolling Stones performed their new song "Love Is Strong" and "Start Me Up" at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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In 1999, the Rolling Stones staged the No Security Tour in the US and continued the Bridges to Babylon tour in Europe.

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In 2002, the The Rolling Stones released Forty Licks, a greatest hits double album, to mark forty years as a band.

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The The Rolling Stones headlined the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert in Toronto, Canada, to help the city—which they had used for rehearsals since the Voodoo Lounge tour—recover from the 2003 SARS epidemic; an estimated 490,000 people attended the concert.

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In November 2004, the Rolling Stones were among the inaugural inductees into the UK Music Hall of Fame.

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The The Rolling Stones returned to North America for concerts in September 2006, and returned to Europe on 5 June 2007.

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In July 2008, the Rolling Stones left EMI to sign with Vivendi's Universal Music, taking with them their catalogue stretching back to Sticky Fingers.

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The Rolling Stones conducted approximately fifty hours of interviews for the film, including extensive interviews with Wyman and Taylor.

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The Rolling Stones played nineteen shows in the US in spring 2013, before returning to the UK.

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The Rolling Stones embarked on their Latin American tour in February 2016.

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In July 2017, the Toronto Sun reported that the The Rolling Stones were getting ready to record their first album of original material in more than a decade, but as of 2021 it had not been released and was further delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In November 2018, the The Rolling Stones announced plans to bring the No Filter Tour to US stadiums in 2019, with 13 shows set to run from April to June.

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On 11 September 2020, the album topped the UK Albums Chart as the Rolling Stones became the first band to top the chart across six different decades.

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Over time, Jagger has developed into the template for rock frontmen and, with the help of the The Rolling Stones, has, in the words of the Telegraph, "changed music" through his contributions to it as a pioneer of the modern music industry.

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The The Rolling Stones contributed to the blues lexicon, creating their own "codewords" and slang, such as "losing streak" for menstrual period, which they have used throughout their catalogue of songs.

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The Rolling Stones have inspired and mentored new generations of musical artists both as a band and individually.

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The The Rolling Stones have made more money than U2, or Springsteen, or Michael Jackson, or Britney Spears, or the Who—or whoever.

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The Rolling Stones have gone through at least five stylistic iterations: cover band, '60s pop, '60s acid, '70s groove, '80s New Wave.

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The The Rolling Stones have lived and died and been reborn again and again.

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The The Rolling Stones have reinvented themselves so many times that they might as well be immortal.

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The new family was named in honour of the Rolling Stones, derived from the Greek "petra" that stands for "stone".

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Since their first concert on 12 July 1962 at the Marquee Club in London, the Rolling Stones have performed more than two thousand concerts around the world and have gone on over 48 tours of varying length, including three of the highest-grossing tours of all time: Bridges to Babylon, Voodoo Lounge, and A Bigger Bang.

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