The Rolling Stones Biography (Wikipedia)
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Jones left the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and has been on guitar in tandem with Richards ever since. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. Touring keyboardists for the band have been Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present). The band was first led by Jones, but after teaming as the band's songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed leadership while Jones dealt with legal and personal troubles.
- Rolling Stones producer Don Was tells Matt Everitt about the new Stones materialhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04b7xbr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04b7xbr.jpg2016-10-07T06:54:00.000ZDon Was chats exclusively to 6 Music's Matt Everitt about the new Rolling Stones albumhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04b7xbw
Rolling Stones producer Don Was tells Matt Everitt about the new Stones material
- Matt Everitt & Keith Richardshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nk9dq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nk9dq.jpg2016-07-22T07:45:00.000ZKeith Richards talks about his childhood, adolescence and the birth of the Stoneshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04252lv
Matt Everitt & Keith Richards
- Matt Everitt & Keith Richards - Psychedelic movement & the new albumhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nk1z6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nk1z6.jpg2016-07-22T07:45:00.000ZKeith talks about his recollections of the psychedelic movement and the new Stones album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p042530x
Matt Everitt & Keith Richards - Psychedelic movement & the new album
- Keith Richards: "If I don't do this, somebody else will."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0428fsh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0428fsh.jpg2016-07-20T19:20:00.000ZThe Rolling Stones icon chats to Jo about the documentary - The Origin Of The Species.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0421t4c
Keith Richards: "If I don't do this, somebody else will."
- The Rolling Stones come to Rugbyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r15pq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r15pq.jpg2016-04-14T14:51:00.000ZJohn shows us how he was personally inspired by Brian Jones' harmonica and describes how the Rolling Stones "challenged all the accepted centres of authority".https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r164p
The Rolling Stones come to Rugby
- Mick Jagger - Listen to Part Three of Matt Everitt's Rolling Stones interviewshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q2pz4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q2pz4.jpg2016-04-05T08:52:00.000ZMatt Everitt interviews all 4 Rolling Stones at the launch of their Exhibitionismhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03q2pzs
Mick Jagger - Listen to Part Three of Matt Everitt's Rolling Stones interviews
- Charlie Watts & Ronnie Wood - Listen to Part Two of Matt Everitt's Rolling Stones interviewshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q2kl8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q2kl8.jpg2016-04-05T07:52:00.000ZMatt Everitt interviews all four Rolling Stones at the launch of their Exhibitionismhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03q2klb
Charlie Watts & Ronnie Wood - Listen to Part Two of Matt Everitt's Rolling Stones interviews
- Keith Richards - Listen to Part One of Matt Everitt's Rolling Stones interviewshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q2gv2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q2gv2.jpg2016-04-05T07:00:00.000ZMatt Everitt interviews all 4 Rolling Stones - In part one Keith Richards joinshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03q2gvk
Keith Richards - Listen to Part One of Matt Everitt's Rolling Stones interviews
- Ronnie Wood in conversation with Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p032vm78.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p032vm78.jpg2015-09-18T14:55:00.000ZRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood speaks to Mark Radcliffe about the publication of his memoirs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p032vm8y
Ronnie Wood in conversation with Mark Radcliffe
- The Rolling Stones on Radio 2 - Ronnie Wood sneak previewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0118lrr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0118lrr.jpg2012-11-16T19:00:00.000ZThe Rolling Stones join Radio 2's Jo Whiley and Huey Morgan to talk about their 50th anniversary tour, fatherhood and the importance of the Blues to their music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0118lt7
The Rolling Stones on Radio 2 - Ronnie Wood sneak preview
- The Rolling Stones on Radio 2https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01195pq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01195pq.jpg2012-11-16T18:21:00.000ZThe Rolling Stones join Jo The Rolling Stones join Jo Whiley and Huey Morgan as the band prepare to embark on their 50th anniversary tour.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0119654
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