The Rolling Stones on Top Beat - 27th April 1964
The Stones appear at London's Royal Albert Hall for BBC TV's 'Top Beat'.
The Rolling Stones
- Principal Members
- Mick Jagger
- Brian Jones
- Keith Richard
- Ian Stewart
- Mick Taylor
- Charlie Watts
- Ron Wood
- Bill Wyman
The Rolling Stones are a globally popular English musical group that was part of the 'British Invasion' popularization of British pop & rock music in the early 1960s. The band was formed in London in 1962 by Brian Jones, and eventually was led by the songwriting partnership of singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. The group began playing American Blues, R&B and Rock n' Roll, and later ventured into other genres including country, psychedelia, Reggae, and disco.
The Stones' image of unkempt and surly youth is one many musicians still emulate...
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- 1962 Formed as Little Boy Blue And The Blue Boys
- 1965 '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' goes to No 1
- 1969 Jones parts company with the band and dies within a month
- 1969 Mick Taylor replaces Jones
- 1969 The band organise the infamous Altamont Festival
- 1971 Band move to France for tax reasons
- 1974 Mick Taylor leaves and Ron Wood joins
- 1977 Richards is arrested for heroin possession in Canada
- 1985 Road manager and keyboardist Ian Stewart dies
- 1993 Bill Wyman leaves
- 2005 'A Bigger Bang' tour is the highest grossing in American history
Out Of Our Heads
Their first US No 1; taut, spiky R&B played with pent-up energy.
Brian Jones' swansong and a return to their roots. Stuffed full of hits.
Let It Bleed
The Stones fuse country, honky tonk and R&B in a dark, powerful brew. Delia Smith baked the cake on the cover.
Mick Taylor's debut; a band in peerless form.
Exile On Main Street
A sprawling, rootsy masterpiece; possibly Jagger and Richards' finest hour (and seven minutes).
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Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 Paint It Black played 4,089 times
- 2 Sympathy for the Devil played 3,133 times
- 3 Gimme Shelter played 2,669 times
- 4 Wild Horses played 2,336 times
- 5 Angie played 2,319 times
- 6 Brown Sugar played 2,208 times
- 7 Start Me Up played 1,892 times
- 8 Ruby Tuesday played 1,853 times
- 9 You Can't Always Get What You Want played 1,794 times
- 10 Street Fighting Man played 1,778 times
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