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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962, they were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. The band were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll and of changing the international focus of blues culture to the less sophisticated blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters — writer of "Rollin' Stone", after which the band is named.

The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985. Jones departed the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975.

Subsequently, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. Other notable keyboardists for the band have included Nicky Hopkins, active from 1967 to 1982; Billy Preston through the mid 1970s (most prominent on Black and Blue) and Chuck Leavell, active since 1982. The band was first led by Jones but after teaming as the band's songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed de facto leadership.

The Rolling Stones are notable in modern popular music for assimilating various musical genres into their own collective sound. The group started out covering early rock 'n' roll and blues songs, and have never stopped playing live or recording cover songs.

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Rolling Stones, The (RS001BG)

The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones performing live at the legendary Madison Square Gardens, New York in July 1972

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Keith Richards performing with The Rolling Stones onstage at the Feyenoordstadion Rotterdam, Holland in August 2003

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Keith Richards and Mick Jagger performing onstage with The Rollihg Stones at Foro Sol, Mexico City in February 1998

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Keith Richards onstage in Copenhagen towards the end of The Rolling Stones 1973 European Tour

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The Rolling Stones shooting the video for 'I Go Wild' in Mexico City in January 1995

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I heard The Rolling Stones were doing a gig at the Roundhouse. I didn’t have ticket or pass. Waving my camera I blagged my way in

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One of the shots from the very first photo shoot in early 1963. Taken five days after Andrew Loog Oldham signed the band.

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I concentrated on getting a good picture of Kieth and this is it. His assistant bought one so I must have caught something special!

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Rolling Stones onstage on their celebrated Steel Wheels Tour in Los Angeles in October 1989

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Mick Jagger photographed on stage at the Empire Pool (Wembley Arena) in 1973.

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Charlie Wats, drummer with The Rolling Stones, captured in his room in the Halcyon Hotel, London in March 1991

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Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Rolling Stones 'Brown Sugar' vinyl single

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I heard The Rolling Stones were doing a gig at the Roundhouse. I didn’t have ticket or pass. Waving my camera I blagged my way in

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The Stones having a quick smoke before their appearance on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' at ATV studios in Birmingham.

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The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger playing the guitar

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Mick Jagger & Keith Richards performing onstage during The Rolling Stones 1989 Steel Wheels Tour in October 1989.

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Mick Jagger making a guest appearance with Billy Preston at the Rainbow Theatre. He wore blue eye-shadow and a white suit

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Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Rolling Stones It's All Over Now vinyl single

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I heard The Rolling Stones were doing a gig at the Roundhouse. I didn’t have ticket or pass. Waving my camera I blagged my way in

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I heard The Rolling Stones were doing a gig at the Roundhouse. I didn’t have ticket or pass. Waving my camera I blagged my way in

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This was the second and last time that the Stones wore these check jackets.

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Los Angeles October 1989, Keith Richards performs onstage on The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour

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Glastonbury Festival June 2013, Mick Jagger headlining with the Rolling Stones on the Pyramid Stage

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The Rolling Stones 'take a bow' at the end of their Los Angeles concert during their Steel Wheels Tour in 1989

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Don’t try this now as you would probably drown. Standing on the Thames during the first photo shoot.

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Does she still like The Stones?. Outside 113 Cheyne Walk. Later Mick, Charlie and Bill all got houses in the area.

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Keith Richards performing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1989 during The Rolling Stones Steel Wheel Tour

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The Rolling Stones

Hyde Park, July 1969 Mick Jagger performs onstage at 'Stones in the Park' just two days after the death of former band member Brian Jones

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Contact sheet of Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, taken at the Halcyon Hotel in London in March 1991

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Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Rolling Stones 'Brown Sugar' vinyl single

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Oasis

Oasis pictured at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire in June 1994

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Joy Division

Classic early shot of Joy Division rehearsing at the TJ Davidson's Rehearsal Rooms in August 1979

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The Beatles

This iconic 'Umbrella' image was taken in Scotland in 1964 on the banks of Loch Earn.

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David Bowie

Terry Pastor's photograph of David Bowie from the 'Hunky Dory' album cover photo session.

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The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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