The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962 who were in the vanguard of the British
Invasion of bands that became popular in the US from 1964-65 and an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Also known as
The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
Their estimated album sales are above 250 million.
Rock, blues rock, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, hard rock, blues
Jimmy Reed and Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Parker, electric blues
Named after the song
Mick Jagger -
lead and backing vocals, harmonica, guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion
Keith Richards -
guitars, bass, keyboards, backing and lead vocals, percussion
Charlie Watts -
Ronnie Wood -
guitars, bass, saxophone, drums, backing vocals
Mick Taylor - guitars, backing vocals (1969-1974)
Brian Jones - guitars, harmonica, keyboards, sitar, accordion, marimba, dulcimer, autoharp, percussion, recorder, cello, mandolin, saxophone, backing vocals (1962-1969; died 1969)
Ian Stewart - keyboards, percussion (1962-1963; died 1985)
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, marimba, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (1962-1993)
Tony Chapman - drums (1962-1963)
Dick Taylor - bass guitar (1962)
at the Marquee Club in London on July 12th, 1962
"The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World."
gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock
Rolling Stones Quotes
Of course, I do occasionally arouse primeval instincts, but I mean, most men can do that. They can't do it to so many. I just happen to be able to do it to several thousand people. It's fun to do that.
-- Mick Jagger
At the moment I have no time for acting, but when it's all over, I think I'd like to go to drama school. I rather go for the contemporaries like the John Cassavetes film Shadows; there was no script, the whole thing was ad-libbed.
-- Mick Jagger
Basically the thing at the time you used to just try and find girls that would @#$%&. The rest of it was just..yer know. I mean , it wasn't quite as easy then as it is now. Since the invention of the pill, its become much easier. [Mike Jagger]"
"If you're gonna be in a band, you can't sit in the studio the whole time... I'd like to do more of the only thing I can do really well, apart from screwing.[Richards]"
""It's liberty for all, democracy's our style, unless you are against us, then it's prison without trial."
Rolling Stones Awards
Grammy Award's Lifetime Achievement Award
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Juno Award for International Entertainer of the Year
MTV Video Music Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award
2 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album (Voodoo Lounge) and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Love Is Strong").
2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects (Fred Raimond) and Best Cinematography (Fary Waller & Mike Trim),
DTS Surround Music Award for Best Additional Features "Four Flicks"
DTS Surround Music Award for Best Concert Video "Four Flicks"
DTS Surround Music Award for Best In Show "Four Flicks"