The Rolling Stones

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Keith Richards catches up with Huey Morgan

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones catches up with Huey Morgan.

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Biography

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in Dartford, Kent in 1962. 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). Jones left the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who left in 1975. Since then Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985. 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.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Grrr!

    Grrr! 2012

    Reviewed by Sean Egan
    Immediately assumes the status of the best Stones compilation on the market.
  2. Review of Some Girls: Deluxe Edition

    Some Girls: Deluxe Edition 2011

    Reviewed by Sean Egan
    Originally released in the summer of 78, Some Girls was the best Stones LP in yonks.
  3. Review of The Singles 1971-2006: 45 x 45

    The Singles 1971-2006: 45 x 45 2011

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    A hardcore-only limited-edition set – but what a fantastic set it is.
  4. Review of Shine A Light

    Shine A Light 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Amazingly proves that after 45 years they've still got live, if you want it
  5. Review of Rolled Gold

    Rolled Gold 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Need some Stones in your life? Of course you do. Start here…
  6. Review of Forty Licks

    Forty Licks 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    So much here goes beyond mere R 'n' B. These are archetypes.
  7. Review of Remastered

    Remastered 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    ...it's all here - the legendary, and the legendarily bad. Just take your time...
  8. Review of A Bigger Bang

    A Bigger Bang 2005

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    They remain, thankfully, rock's most disreputable pensioners.
  9. Review of Live Licks

    Live Licks 2004

    Reviewed by James Donohue
    The Stones may no longer be churning out hits but they still know how to mount a...
  10. Review of Singles 1965-1967

    Singles 1965-1967 2004

    Reviewed by Mick Fitzsimmons
    There's something gloriously incongruous about hearing Big Bad Mick forsaking his...
  11. Review of Exile On Main St.

    Exile On Main St. 1972

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    Reminded us why the Stones, even at their most dishevelled, weren’t to be underestimated.
  12. Review of Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers 1971

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    It's this album that remains the Stones' most coherent statement.
  13. Review of Let It Bleed

    Let It Bleed 1969

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    A murky, dark and chilly eighth studio set from the Stones.
  14. Review of Beggars Banquet

    Beggars Banquet 1968

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Established the Stones as 'The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band in the World'.
  15. Review of Out Of Our Heads

    Out Of Our Heads 1966

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    They were becoming something both beautiful and scary.
  16. Review of The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones 1964

    Reviewed by Sean Egan
    The Stones’ debut knocked The Beatles from the chart summit… They were on their way.
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