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50 Years Rolling Stones – YEAH!

What more can I say? KTG is another one who grew up with the most legendary Rock Band : The Rolling Stones. For 50 the Rolling Stones have released over 100 singles, over two dozen studio albums, as well as numerous compilation and live albums. Decade in, decade out. Somebody somewhere labeled the Rolling Stones the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.

She’s a Rainbow

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 On Thursday, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood gathered at a mock-up of the old Marquee club venue to mark the 50th anniversary of their debut.

They were captured by renowned photographer Rankin, the first time the members had been pictured together for four years, since the premiere of their Shine A Light movie.

The group played their first show at the club in London’s Oxford Street on July 12, 1962, under the name The Rollin’ Stones, hastily chosen from a song by their blues hero Muddy Waters.

Blinded by Love

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The group landed the gig when the venue’s regular band Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated were booked for a BBC radio show and Marquee owner Harold Pendleton booked them to fill in.

The line-up for the show in that early incarnation was listed in Jazz News as: “Mick Jagger (vocals harmonica), Keith Richards (guitars), Elmo Lewis, real name Brian Jones (guitars), Dick Taylor (bass), Ian Stewart (piano), & Mick Avory (drums).”

Sympathy for the Devil

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The group, regular visitors to the club, had been rehearsing a set of R&B standards at the nearby Bricklayers Arms pub in Soho’s Broadwick Street…

Miss you

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Full history of Rolling Stones here

PS However -as a child – KTG’s motivation to learn Engish was because of the … Beatles lol

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One comment

  1. As “I can’t get satisfaction” from what you write here (I’m only joking!), on the color photo the line up should read from left to right: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts. Unknowingly, Rolling Stones in their 1st appearance in Athens (at “Panathinaikos” Leoforos Grounds) in 1967, they became perhaps the first who sabotaged a dictatorship in a strange way.

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