The beginning of The Rolling Stones was the first band of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – Little Boy Blue And The Blue Boys. Soon the name changed, and in 1962 the band The Rolling Stones was formed. Jagger took the name for the most famous rock group in the world from the song of the legendary American bluesman, Muddy Waters.
In the 1960s, the Stones achieved great fame, manifested by crowds of hysterically reacting fans at concerts and millions of singles and records sold. The hits like “Paint It Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” and “Satisfaction” became immortal.
In the first period, the Rolling Stones referred stylistically to “black” American music. There was apparent inspiration from the work of Chuck Berry and blues. The core of the band was then Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones.
The 70s was a series of further successes of The Rolling Stones, successful albums and sold-out concert tours, where Ronnie Wood from The Faces join the group, played the guitar.
When in the 80s, the activity of The Rolling Stones diminished, the musicians devoted themselves to solo careers. Jagger recorded several albums, but they did not have any extraordinary success. At the beginning of the 90s, the Stones reminded the world of themselves and started the most massive concert tour in history.
It’s difficult to count how many concerts in the career the musicians of The Rolling Stones played. It is even hard to calculate how many albums they released, according to various data, almost 50 albums of the group were released (not counting different compilations and occasional releases). Among them are such titles as: “The Rolling Stones,” “Out of Our Heads,” “Aftermath,” “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” “Let It Bleed,” “Beggars Banquet,” “Sticky Fingers,” “Milestones,” “Black and Blue,” “Still Life,” “Undercover,” “Flashpoint.”
Oh that riff and those vocals and the drums the whole package. These guys are the best!