|The Rolling Stones|
The Rolling Stones, 2006.
|Also known as||The Stones|
Rock and roll
|Label(s)||Decca, Rolling Stones, Virgin, ABKCO, Interscope, Polydor|
|Associated acts||Chuck Leavell|
The Rolling Stones are an English band whose music was initially based on rhythm and blues and rock & roll. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Rolling Stones Records is the record label formed by Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell ABKCO Music & Records Inc is the successor company to a business that was founded in 1961 as Allen Klein & Co Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label Polydor Records is a Record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Chuck Leavell (born Charles Alfred Leavell, April 28, 1952) is an American Pianist and Keyboardist, who was a member Darryl Jones (born December 11, 1961) also known as "The Munch", is an American Bass guitarist. Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, Kt (born 26 July 1943 is a Golden Globe -winning and two-time Grammy -winning English rock Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943 is an English Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, producer and a founding member of The Rolling Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941 is the Drummer of The Rolling Stones. Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood (born 1 June 1947 in Hillingdon London) is an English rock Guitarist and Bassist best known Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969 was a founding member and Guitarist of the English Rock group The Rolling Stones. Ian AR Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985 was a Scottish Keyboardist and co-founding member of The Rolling Stones. Richard Clifford 'Dick' Taylor (born 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England) was an early bass player for Michael "Mick" Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English Musician best known as a Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936 was the Bass guitarist for the English Rock and roll band The Rolling England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Formed in London and having their first success in the UK, they subsequently became popular in the US during the "British Invasion" in the early 1960s. The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media — and subsequently by consumers — to the influx of Rock and roll, beat and pop performers The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 
The band formed in 1962 when original leader Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, whose songwriting partnership later contributed to their taking the leadership role in the group. Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969 was a founding member and Guitarist of the English Rock group The Rolling Stones. Ian AR Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985 was a Scottish Keyboardist and co-founding member of The Rolling Stones. Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, Kt (born 26 July 1943 is a Golden Globe -winning and two-time Grammy -winning English rock Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943 is an English Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, producer and a founding member of The Rolling The songwriting partnership of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, known as Jagger/Richards (and occasionally Richards/Jagger) is a musical Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early lineup. Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936 was the Bass guitarist for the English Rock and roll band The Rolling Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941 is the Drummer of The Rolling Stones. Ian Stewart was removed from the official lineup in 1963 but continued to work with the band as road manager and keyboardist until his death in 1985.
The band's early recordings were mainly covers of American blues and R&B songs. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Their 1965 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" established the Rolling Stones as a premier rock and roll act.  Starting with their 1966 album Aftermath, the songs of Jagger and Richards, aided by the instrumental experimentation of Jones, expanded an always present stylistic flexibility. Aftermath, first released in April 1966 was the fourth UK and sixth US studio Album by The Rolling Stones. Jones died in 1969 shortly after being fired from the band and was replaced by Mick Taylor. Michael "Mick" Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English Musician best known as a  Taylor recorded five albums with The Rolling Stones before quitting in 1974. Former Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood stepped in and has been with the band ever since. Faces (sometimes known as The Faces) were a Rock band formed in 1969 by members of the Small Faces after Steve Marriott left that group Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood (born 1 June 1947 in Hillingdon London) is an English rock Guitarist and Bassist best known Wyman left the Rolling Stones in 1993; bassist Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has worked with the group since 1994. Darryl Jones (born December 11, 1961) also known as "The Munch", is an American Bass guitarist.
The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK (24 in the US), eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations; they have had 32 UK & US top-10 singles, 43 UK & US top-10 albums between 1964 and 2008, and have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.  1971's Sticky Fingers began a string of eight consecutive studio albums at number one in the United States. Sticky Fingers is an album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in April 1971 In 1989 the Rolling Stones were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published  They are also ranked as the number 2 artists of all time on Acclaimedmusic. net.  Their latest studio album, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005 and followed by the highest-grossing tour in history, which lasted into late summer 2007. A Bigger Bang is the 22nd studio album by The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones ' A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between August 2005 and August 2007 in support of their album During the 1969 American tour, tour manager Sam Cutler introduced them as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World", a title which has remained. The Rolling Stones ' 1969 American Tour was a much publicised written about recorded and filmed concert tour of the United States. Their image of unkempt and surly youth is one that many musicians still emulate. 
In the early 1950s Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent. Government Since 1997 Dartford's MP is Howard Stoate (Labour The Mayor for the year May 2008 to May 2009 is Councillor Ian Armitt  They met again in 1960 while Richards was attending Sidcup Art College. Sidcup Art College was an art college in Sidcup, London Borough of Bexley (an outer suburb of Greater London near Kent) England.  Richards recalled, "I was still going to school, and he was going up to the London School of Economics. The London School of Economics and Political Science, more commonly referred to as The London School of Economics or LSE, is a specialist college of the . . So I get on this train one morning, and there's Jagger and under his arm he has four or five albums. . . He's got Chuck Berry and Mhairi Paterson, Muddy Waters".  With mutual friend Dick Taylor (later of Pretty Things), they formed the band Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. Richard Clifford 'Dick' Taylor (born 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England) was an early bass player for The Pretty Things are a Rock and roll band from London. They pioneered a raw approach to Rhythm and blues that influenced a number of key  Stones founders Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were active in the London R&B scene fostered by Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner. Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969 was a founding member and Guitarist of the English Rock group The Rolling Stones. Ian AR Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985 was a Scottish Keyboardist and co-founding member of The Rolling Stones. Cyril Davies ( 23 January 1932 - 7 January 1964) was one of the first British blues Harmonica players and Blues musician Alexis Korner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984 born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner, was a pioneering Blues Musician and broadcaster who has sometimes Jagger and Richards met Jones while he was playing slide guitar sitting in with Korner's Blues Incorporated. Blues Incorporated were a British R&B band in the early 1960s which were led by Alexis Korner and which featured at various times such musicians as Korner also had hired Jagger periodically and frequently future Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941 is the Drummer of The Rolling Stones.  Their first rehearsal was organised by Jones and included Stewart, Jagger and Richards - the latter came along at Jagger's invitation. In June 1962 the lineup was: Jagger, Richards, Stewart, Jones, Taylor, and drummer Tony Chapman. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Taylor then left the group. Jones named the band The Rollin' Stones, after the song "Rollin' Stone" by Muddy Waters. " Rollin' Stone " is the name of a 1948 Muddy Waters Blues song and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. For the album by Redman, see Muddy Waters (album. For the college football coach see Muddy Waters (football coach. 
On 12 July 1962 the group played their first formal gig at the Marquee Club, billed as "The Rollin' Stones". Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Marquee is a legendary music club first located at 165 Oxford Street, London, England when it opened in 1958 with a range of jazz and Skiffle  The line-up was Jagger, Richards, Jones, Stewart on piano, Taylor on bass and Tony Chapman on drums. Jones intended for the band to play primarily Chicago blues, but Jagger and Richards brought the rock & roll of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley to the band. Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Bo Diddley ( December 30 1928 &ndash June 2 2008, born Ellas Otha Bates) was an original and influential American  Bassist Bill Wyman joined in December and drummer Charlie Watts the following January to form the Stones' long-standing rhythm section. Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936 was the Bass guitarist for the English Rock and roll band The Rolling Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941 is the Drummer of The Rolling Stones. A rhythm section is the Musicians in a Popular music band or ensemble who establish the Rhythmic pulse of a Song or musical 
The Rolling Stones' first manager, Giorgio Gomelsky, booked the band to play at his Crawdaddy Club for what became an eight-month residency. Giorgio Gomelsky is an American Impresario, music manager and record producer A young ex-publicist of The Beatles, Andrew Loog Oldham, signed the band to a management deal with his partner and veteran booker Eric Easton in early May 1963. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Andrew Loog Oldham (born January 29 1944 in Paddington, West London) is an English Rock and roll producer,  (Gomelsky, who had no written agreement with the band, was not consulted. ) George Harrison, meanwhile, recommended to Decca Records' Dick Rowe - who had made the mistake of declining to sign the Beatles to Decca - that he should give The Rolling Stones a recording contract. George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001 was an English rock Guitarist Singer - Songwriter, Author Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Dick Rowe (died June 6 1986) was an A&R man at Decca Records from the 1950s to the 1960s  The band embarked on their first UK tour in July 1963 and played their first gig outside of Greater London on Saturday 13 July at the Outlook Club in Middlesborough, where they shared the billing with The Hollies. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Middlesbrough ( IPA ( Received pronunciation) is a Town in the Tees Valley sub-region of the North East of England The Hollies are an English Rock and roll band formed in the early 1960s.  In Bill Wyman's book "Rolling With The Stones" (a detailed journal of his time with the band) he incorrectly says that this was at a Middlesbrough club called the Alcove.
After signing The Rolling Stones to a tape-lease deal with Decca, Oldham and Easton booked the band on their first big UK tour in the autumn of 1963. They were billed as a supporting act for American stars including Bo Diddley, Little Richard and The Everly Brothers; the opportunity to study these artists at work was an important "training ground" for the young band's stagecraft. Rev Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5 1932 better known by the Stage name Little Richard, is an American Singer, Songwriter The Everly Brothers ( Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1 1937 Brownie Muhlenberg County, Kentucky 
Prior to this tour, in July 1963, the band's first single, Chuck Berry's "Come On" reached number 21 in the UK. It a was cover of The Beatles "I Wanna Be You Man" number 12 in November 1963 in the UK, that brought them to the attention of the record buying public and a run of eight number one singles in the UK within the next five years. Oldham crafted the band's image of long-haired tearaways "into the opposite of what the Beatles [were] doing".  The band was touring the UK constantly, and made numerous television appearances; their first few UK singles enjoyed steadily increasing chart success. Their first EP, The Rolling Stones, and album (also titled The Rolling Stones, issued in the US as England's Newest Hit Makers) were composed primarily of covers drawn from the band's live repertoire. An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify The Rolling Stones is the debut EP released by The Rolling Stones in January 1964 The Rolling Stones is the debut album by The Rolling Stones, released in the UK in April 1964 The Rolling Stones is the debut album by The Rolling Stones, released in the UK in April 1964 The LP also included a Jagger/Richards original - "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)" - and two numbers credited to Nanker Phelge, the name used for songs composed by the entire group. " Tell Me (You're Coming Back " is a song by English Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, featured on their 1964 self-titled album (US title Nanker In the US, "Tell Me" was also released as a single - the band's first Jagger/Richards-penned A-side - and went to number 24 in the US singles charts. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s
The Rolling Stones' first US tour in June 1964 was, in Bill Wyman's words, "a disaster. When we arrived, we didn't have a hit record [there] or anything going for us. " When the band appeared on Dean Martin's TV variety show The Hollywood Palace, Martin mocked both their hair and their performance. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality  During the tour, however, they did a two-day recording session at Chess Studios in Chicago, where many of their musical heroes recorded. Chess Records was an American Record label based in Chicago Illinois. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States.  These sessions included what would become the Rolling Stones' first UK chart-topper: their cover of Bobby and Shirley Womack's "It's All Over Now". Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (ˈwoʊmæk (born March 4 1944 is an American Singer-songwriter and Musician. " It's All Over Now " was written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack 
On their second US tour in the autumn of 1964, the band immediately followed James Brown in the filmed theatrical release of The TAMI Show, which showcased American acts with British Invasion artists. James Joseph Brown Jr (May 3 1933 – December 25 2006 commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul" the "King of Funk" and "The The TAMI Show is a 1964 Concert film, released by American International Pictures. According to Jagger in 2003, "We weren't actually following James Brown because there were hours in between the filming of each section. Nevertheless, he was still very annoyed about it. . . " On 25 October the band also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, Sullivan, reacting to the pandemonium the Stones caused, promised to never book them again, though he later did book them repeatedly.  Their second LP - the US-only 12 X 5 - was released during this tour; it again contained mainly cover tunes, augmented by Jagger/Richards and Nanker Phelge tracks.
The Rolling Stones' fifth UK single - a cover of Willie Dixon's "Little Red Rooster" backed by "Off the Hook" (Nanker Phelge) - was released in November 1964 and became their second number-1 hit in the UK - an unprecedented achievement for a blues number. William James "Willie" Dixon ( July 1, 1915 &ndash January 29, 1992) was a well-known American Blues Bassist Little Red Rooster is a Blues song written by Willie Dixon and released by Howlin' Wolf as a single ("The Red Rooster" b/w "Shake For Off the Hook is a hacker -oriented weekly Talk radio program hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein. The band's US distributors (London Records) declined to release "Little Red Rooster" as a single there, probably due to its sexual overtones. London Records is a Record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin  In December 1964 London Records released the band's first single with Jagger/Richards originals on both sides: "Heart of Stone" backed with "What a Shame"; "Heart of Stone" went to number 19 in the US. 
The band's second UK LP - The Rolling Stones No. 2, released in January 1965 - was another number 1 on the album charts; the US version, released in February as The Rolling Stones, Now!, went to number 5. The Rolling Stones No 2 is the second UK album by The Rolling Stones released in 1965 following the massive success of 1964's debut The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Now! is the third US Album by The Rolling Stones and was released in the 1965 by their initial American distributor Most of the material had been recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago and RCA Studios in Los Angeles. RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  In January/February 1965 the band also toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time, playing 34 shows for about 100,000 fans. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island 
The first Jagger/Richards composition to reach number 1 on the UK singles charts was "The Last Time" (released in February 1965); it went to number 5 in the US. " The Last Time " is a song by the British rock 'n roll band The Rolling Stones. Their first international number-1 hit was "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", recorded in May 1965 during the band's third North American tour. Released as a US single in June 1965, it spent four weeks at the top of the charts there, and established the Stones as a worldwide premier act.  The US version of the LP Out of Our Heads (released in July 1965) also went to number 1; it included seven original songs (three Jagger/Richards numbers and four credited to Nanker Phelge). For the Sheryl Crow single see Out of Our Heads (Sheryl Crow single Out of Our Heads is The Rolling Stones ' third UK album and their  Their second international number-1 single, "Get Off of My Cloud" was released in the autumn of 1965, followed by another US-only LP: December's Children. " Get off of My Cloud " is a song by the British rock band The Rolling Stones. December's Children (And Everybody's is the fifth US Album by The Rolling Stones, released in late 1965 
The release Aftermath (UK number 1; US 2) in the late spring of 1966 was the first Rolling Stones album to be composed entirely of Jagger/Richards songs. Aftermath, first released in April 1966 was the fourth UK and sixth US studio Album by The Rolling Stones. Jones' contribution was also at its all time height, with his command of exotic instruments greatly adding to the band's sound. The American version of the LP included the chart-topping, Middle Eastern-influenced "Paint It, Black", the ballad "Lady Jane", and the almost 12-minute long "Going Home", the first extended jam on a top selling rock & roll album; later Jimi Hendrix, Cream and other sixties and seventies bands would release long jams routinely. The music of the Middle East and North Africa spans across a vast region from Morocco to Afghanistan and its influences can be felt even further afield " Paint It Black " is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966. For the historical person see Lady Jane Grey. For the 1986 film see Lady Jane (film. " Goin' Home " is a song by Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1966 album Aftermath. James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter Cream were a 1960s British rock band
January 1967 saw the release of Between the Buttons (UK number 3; US 2); the album was Andrew Oldham's last venture as the Rolling Stones' producer (his role as the band's manager had been taken over by Allen Klein in 1965). Between the Buttons is the fifth UK and seventh US studio Album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1967 as the follow-up Allen Klein (born December 18, 1931) is a controversial American businessman and record label executive The US version included the double A-side single "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday". " Let's Spend the Night Together " is a song by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, originally released by The Rolling Stones in 1967 " Ruby Tuesday " is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966 released in January 1967 When the band went to New York to perform the numbers on The Ed Sullivan Show, Jagger changed the lyrics in the refrain to "let's spend some time together" to avoid having their appearance on the show cancelled. The City of New York 
Jagger, Richards and Jones began to be hounded by authorities over illegal drug use. In February 1967, the Sussex police, tipped off by the News of the World, raided a party at Keith Richards's home, Redlands. The News of the World is a British Tabloid Newspaper published every Sunday Jagger and Richards were subsequently charged with drug offences. Richards said in 2003, "When we got busted at Redlands, it suddenly made us realise that this was a whole different ball game and that was when the fun stopped. Up until then it had been as though London existed in a beautiful space where you could do anything you wanted. "
In March, while awaiting the consequences of the police raid, Jagger, Richards and Jones decided to take a short trip to Morocco, accompanied by Marianne Faithfull, Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg and other friends. Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa Marianne Faithfull (born December 29 1946) is an English Singer, Songwriter, actress and Diarist whose Anita Pallenberg (born January 25 1944) is a model, actress and Fashion designer. During this trip the stormy relations between Jones and Pallenberg exacerbated to the point that Pallenberg left Morocco with Richards.  Richards said later: "That was the final nail in the coffin with me and Brian. He'd never forgive me for that and I don't blame him, but hell, shit happens. " Richards and Pallenberg would remain a couple for twelve years.
Despite these complications, the Rolling Stones toured Europe in March and April of 1967. The tour included the band's first performances in Poland, Greece and Italy. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest 
On 9 May 1967 - on the same day Jagger and Richards were arraigned in connection with the Redlands charges - Brian Jones was arrested for possession of cannabis. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a  With three out of five Rolling Stones now facing criminal charges, Jagger and Richards were tried at the end of June. On 29 June, they were both convicted and given prison sentences; they were released on bail the following day pending appeal. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.  The Times ran an editorial entitled "Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?" criticising the sentences. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. " Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? " is a quotation – sometimes misquoted with "on" in place of "upon" – from Alexander Pope 's " While awaiting the appeal hearings, the band recorded a new single, "We Love You", as a thank-you for the loyalty shown by their fans. " We Love You " is a rock song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, first released as Decca single F12654 in the UK It began with the sound of prison doors closing, and the accompanying music video included allusions to the trial of Oscar Wilde. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 was an Irish Playwright, Novelist, poet and Author of  In July, the appeals court overturned Richards' conviction, and Jagger's sentence was reduced to a conditional discharge. A conditional discharge is a sentence passed by a court whereby the defendant is not punished provided he or she complies with certain conditions Brian Jones' trial took place in November 1967; in December, after appealing the original prison sentence, Jones was fined £1000, put on three years' probation and ordered to seek professional help. 
December 1967 also saw the release of Their Satanic Majesties Request (UK number 3; US 2), released shortly after the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Their Satanic Majesties Request is a Psychedelic rock album by The Rolling Stones recorded and released in 1967 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the British rock band The Beatles.  Satanic Majesties had been recorded in difficult circumstances while Jagger, Richards and Jones were dealing with their court cases. The band parted ways with producer Andrew Oldham during the sessions. The split was amicable, at least publicly; but in 2003 Jagger said: "The reason Andrew left was because he thought that we weren't concentrating and that we were being childish. It was not a great moment really - and I would have thought it wasn't a great moment for Andrew either. There were a lot of distractions and you always need someone to focus you at that point, that was Andrew's job. "
Satanic Majesties thus became the first album the Rolling Stones produced on their own. It was also the first of their albums released in identical versions on both sides of the Atlantic. Its psychedelic sound was complemented by the cover art, which featured a 3D photo by Michael Cooper, who had also photographed the cover of Sgt. Psychedelic music is a term that refers to a broad set of popular music styles genres and scenes that may include Psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, Psychedelic Michael Cooper (1941-1973 was a British photographer who is best known for his photographs of leading rock musicians of the 1960s and early 1970s most notably the many photos he took Pepper's. Bill Wyman wrote and sang a track on the album: "In Another Land", which was also released as the first Rolling Stones single featuring lead vocals other than Jagger's. " In Another Land " is a song by the English Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, featured on their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties 
The band spent the first few months of 1968 working on material for their next album. Those sessions resulted in the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash", released as a single in May The song, and later that year the resulting album, Beggars Banquet (UK number 3; US 5), marked the band's return to their blues roots with new producer Jimmy Miller. " Jumpin' Jack Flash " is a song by English Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968 Beggars Banquet is an LP released in 1968 by The Rolling Stones. James 'Jimmy' Miller ( 23 March[[ 942]] - 22 October 1994) was a Brooklyn born Record producer, who produced albums for The Spencer Featuring the album's lead single, "Street Fighting Man", and the opening track "Sympathy for the Devil", Beggars Banquet is another eclectic mix of country and blues-inspired tunes, and was hailed as an achievement for the Stones at the time of release. " Street Fighting Man " is a song by English Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet " Sympathy for the Devil " is a song by The Rolling Stones which first appeared as the opening track on the band's 1968 album Beggars Banquet On the musical evolution between albums, Richards said, "There is a change between material on Satanic Majesties and Beggars Banquet. I'd grown sick to death of the whole Maharishi guru shit and the beads and bells. Who knows where these things come from, but I guess [the music] was a reaction to what we'd done in our time off and also that severe dose of reality. A spell in prison. . . will certainly give you room for thought. . . I was fucking pissed with being busted. So it was, 'Right we'll go and strip this thing down. ' There's a lot of anger in the music from that period. " During this time (1968) Richards started using open tunings (often in conjunction with a capo), most prominently an open-E or open-D tuning, then in 1969, 5-string open-G tuning (with the lower 6th string removed), as heard on the 1969 single "Honky Tonk Women", "Brown Sugar" (Sticky Fingers, 1971), "Tumbling Dice"(capo IV), "Happy"(capo IV) (Exile on Main St., 1972), and "Start Me Up" (Tattoo You, 1981). Guitar tunings are differing pitch arrangements of open (unfretted strings used for the Guitar. A capo tasto (from Italian capo, "head" and tasto, "tie or fret" or simply capo, is a device " Honky Tonk Women " is a 1969 hit song by The Rolling Stones. " Brown Sugar " is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones. Sticky Fingers is an album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in April 1971 " Tumbling Dice " is a rock song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones ' 1972 Double album Exile on Main St is an album by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. " Start Me Up " is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on the 1981 album Tattoo You. Tattoo You is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981 Open tunings led to the Stones' (and Richards') trademark guitar sound.
By the release of Beggars Banquet, Brian Jones was troubled and contributing only sporadically to the band. Jagger said that Jones was "not psychologically suited to this way of life".  His drug use had become a hindrance, and he was unable to obtain a US visa. A visa (short for the Latin carta visa, lit "a document that has been seen" is a document issued by a Country giving an individual Richards reported that, in a June meeting with Jagger, Richards, and Watts at Jones' house, Jones admitted that he was unable to "go on the road again". According to Richards, all agreed to let Jones ". . . say I've left, and if I want to I can come back".  His replacement was the 20-year-old guitarist Mick Taylor, of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, who started recording with the band immediately. Michael "Mick" Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English Musician best known as a John Mayall, OBE (born 29 November 1933) is a pioneering English Blues Singer, Songwriter, and multi- Instrumentalist On July 3, 1969, less than a month later, Jones drowned in the pool at his Cotchford Farm home in Sussex. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.
The Rolling Stones were scheduled to play at a free concert in London's Hyde Park two days after Brian Jones' death; they decided to proceed with the show as a tribute to Jones. Hyde Park is one of the largest Parks in central London, England and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner Their first concert with Mick Taylor was performed in front of an estimated 250,000 fans.  The performance was filmed by a Granada Television production team, to be shown on British television as Stones in the Park. Granada Television is the United Kingdom ITV contractor for North West England. Jagger read an excerpt from Percy Bysshe Shelley's elegy Adonais and released thousands of butterflies in memory of Jones. Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4 1792 – July 8 1822 ˈpɝːsɪ ˈbɪʃ ˈʃɛlɪ was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among Adonaïs ( Adonaies) (/ædoʊˈneɪɪs/is a pastoral Elegy written by Percy Bysshe Shelley for John Keats in 1821 and widely regarded  The show included the concert debut of "Honky Tonk Women", which the band had just released. " Honky Tonk Women " is a 1969 hit song by The Rolling Stones. Their stage manager Sam Cutler introduced them as "the greatest rock & roll band in the world" - a description he repeated throughout their 1969 US tour, and which has stuck to this day. The Rolling Stones ' 1969 American Tour was a much publicised written about recorded and filmed concert tour of the United States.
The release of Let It Bleed (UK number 1; US 3) came in December. Let It Bleed is an album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in December 1969 Their last album of the Sixties, Let It Bleed featured "Gimme Shelter", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Midnight Rambler", as well as a cover of Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain". " Gimme Shelter " is a song by the Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones. " You Can't Always Get What You Want " is a Song by the Rolling Stones released on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. " Midnight Rambler " is a song by British rock band The Rolling Stones, released on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8 1911 – August 16 1938 is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians " Love in Vain " is a 1937 Blues song written by Robert Johnson, and can be found on a number of compilation albums of Johnson's work (most notably Jones and Taylor are featured on two tracks each. Many of these numbers were played during the band's US tour in November 1969, their first in three years. Just after the tour the band also staged the Altamont Free Concert, at the Altamont Speedway, about 60km east of San Francisco. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was an infamous Rock concert held on December 6, 1969, at the then-disused Altamont Speedway in The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The biker gang Hells Angels provided security, which resulted in a fan, Meredith Hunter, being stabbed and beaten to death by the Angels. The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ( HAMC) is a world-wide " one-percenter " motorcycle gang whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson Meredith Hunter ( October 24, 1951 &ndash December 6, 1969) was a spectator at the infamous Altamont Free Concert.  Part of the tour and the Altamont concert were documented in Albert and David Maysles' film Gimme Shelter. Albert and David Maysles were a documentary filmmaking team whose works include Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens Gimme Shelter is a 1970 Documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, chronicling the Rolling Stones As a response to the growing popularity of bootleg recordings, the album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! (UK 1; US 6) was released in 1970; it was declared by critic Lester Bangs to be the best live album ever. A bootleg recording is an audio and/or Video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority `Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!´ The Rolling Stones in Concert is a Live album by The Rolling Stones, released September 4, 1970 on Leslie Conway Bangs ( December 13, 1948 &ndash April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician 
In 1970 the band's contracts with both Allen Klein and Decca Records ended, and amid contractual disputes with Klein, they formed their own record company, Rolling Stones Records. Allen Klein (born December 18, 1931) is a controversial American businessman and record label executive Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Rolling Stones Records is the record label formed by Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor Sticky Fingers (UK number 1; US 1), released in March 1971, was the band's first album on their own label. Sticky Fingers is an album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in April 1971 The album contains one of their best known hits, "Brown Sugar", and the country-influenced "Wild Horses". " Brown Sugar " is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. " Wild Horses " is a song by the Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Both were recorded at Alabama's Muscle Shoals Sound Studio during the 1969 American tour. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio was formed in 1969 when musicians Barry Beckett (keyboards Roger Hawkins (drums Jimmy Johnson (guitar and David
Sticky Fingers continued the band's immersion into heavily blues-influenced compositions. The album is noted for its "loose, ramshackle ambience" and marked Mick Taylor's first full release with the band.
Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Rolling Stones left England on the advice of financial advisors. The band moved to the South of France where Richards rented the Villa Nellcôte, and sublet rooms to band members and entourage. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Villa Nellcôte is a 19th century sixteen-room mansion on the waterfront of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, they held recording sessions in the basement; they completed the resulting tracks, along with material dating as far back as 1969, at Sunset Studios in Los Angeles. The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio is a mobile Recording studio owned by the musical group the Rolling Stones. The resulting double album, Exile on Main St. (UK number 1; US 1), was released in May 1972. A double album is an audio Album which spans two units of the primary medium in which it is sold (especially records and Compact Discs. Exile on Main St is an album by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Given an A+ grade by critic Robert Christgau and disparaged by Lester Bangs — who reversed his opinion within months —Exile is now accepted as one of the Stones' best albums.  The films Cocksucker Blues (never officially released) and Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (released in 1974) document the subsequent highly publicised 1972 North American ("STP") Tour, with its retinue of jet set hangers-on. Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones ' North American tour in 1972 Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones is a concert movie featuring the British rock band The Rolling Stones that was first released in 1973 The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972, often referred to as the S Jet Set was a Television programme in the UK It was presented by Eamonn Holmes, and it first started in 2001, on BBC television channel
In November 1972, the band began sessions in Kingston, Jamaica, for their follow-up to Exile, Goats Head Soup (UK 1; US 1) (1973). Kingston is the Capital and largest city of Jamaica and is located on the southeastern coast of the island country Goats Head Soup is an album by The Rolling Stones released in 1973 The album spawned the worldwide hit "Angie", but proved the first in a string of commercially successful but tepidly received studio albums. " Angie " is a song by Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.  The sessions for Goats Head Soup led to a number of outtakes, most notably an early version of the popular ballad "Waiting on a Friend", not released until Tattoo You eight years later. " Waiting on a Friend " is a song by Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from their 1981 release Tattoo You. Tattoo You is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981
The making of the record was interrupted by another legal battle over drugs, dating back to their stay in France; a warrant for Richards' arrest had been issued, and the other band members had to return briefly to France for questioning.  This, along with Jagger's convictions on drug charges (in 1967 and 1970), also complicated the band's plans for their Pacific tour in early 1973: they were denied permission to play in Japan and almost banned from Australia. The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973 was a concert tour of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in January and February 1973 by The Rolling Stones For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. This was followed by a European tour (bypassing France) in September/October 1973 - prior to which Richards had been arrested once more on drug charges, this time in England. The Rolling Stones 1973 European Tour was a concert tour of Great Britain and Continental Europe in September and October 1973 by The Rolling 
The band went to Musicland studios in Munich to record their next album, 1974's It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (UK 2; US 1), but Jimmy Miller, who had drug abuse issues, was no longer producer. Munich (München; Minga is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1974 James 'Jimmy' Miller ( 23 March[[ 942]] - 22 October 1994) was a Brooklyn born Record producer, who produced albums for The Spencer Instead, Jagger and Richards assumed production duties and were credited as "the Glimmer Twins". Both the album and the single of the same name were hits. " It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It " is the lead single from English Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones ' 1974 album It's
Nearing the end of 1974, Taylor began to get impatient.  The band's situation made normal functioning complicated, with band members living in different countries and legal barriers restricting where they could tour. At the same time, Richards' drug use was affecting his creativity and productivity, while Taylor felt some of his own creative contributions were going unrecognized.  At the end of 1974, with a recording session already booked in Munich to record another album, Taylor quit The Rolling Stones.  Taylor said in 1980, "I was getting a bit fed up. I wanted to broaden my scope as a guitarist and do something else. . . I wasn't really composing songs or writing at that time. I was just beginning to write, and that influenced my decision. . . There are some people who can just ride along from crest to crest; they can ride along somebody else's success. And there are some people for whom that's not enough. It really wasn't enough for me. " 1968 saw their ill-received concert, Rock N' Roll Circus be performed. It featured Jethro Tull, The Who, The Dirty Mac Band, Marianne Faithful, Taj Mahal, and The Plastic Ono Band.
The Stones used the recording sessions in Munich to audition replacements for Taylor. Guitarists as stylistically far-flung as Humble Pie lead Peter Frampton and ex-Yardbirds virtuoso Jeff Beck were auditioned. Humble Pie were a rock, Rhythm and blues band from England and were one of the first supergroups of the 1970s. Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English Musician, best known today for his solo The Yardbirds are an English rock band noted for starting the careers of three of rock's most famous Guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, England) is an English Rory Gallagher and Shuggie Otis also dropped by the Munich sessions. Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948&ndash14 June 1995 was an Irish Blues / rock Guitarist Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal Shuggie Otis (born November 30 1953) is an American R&B, rock, Blues, and Funk Singer, American session players Wayne Perkins and Harvey Mandel also appeared on much of the album. Wayne Perkins (born 1951 David Wayne Perkins in Birmingham Alabama) is a rock and R & B Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter Harvey Mandel (born March 11 1945, Detroit, Michigan) is an American Guitarist known for his innovative approach to Yet Richards and Jagger also wanted the Stones to remain purely a British band. When Ron Wood walked in and jammed with the band, Richards and everyone else knew he was the one. Wood had already recorded and played live with Richards, and had contributed to the recording and writing of the track "It's Only Rock 'n Roll". The album, Black and Blue (UK 2; US 1) (1976), featured all their contributions. Black and Blue is an Album by The Rolling Stones released in 1976 Though he had earlier declined Jagger's offer to join the Stones, because of his ties to the The Faces, Wood committed to the Stones in 1975 for their upcoming Tour of the Americas. Faces (sometimes known as The Faces) were a Rock band formed in 1969 by members of the Small Faces after Steve Marriott left that group He joined officially the following year, as the Faces dissolved; however, Wood remained on salary until Wyman's departure nearly two decades later, when he finally became a full member of the Rolling Stones' partnership.
The 1975 Tour of the Americas kicked off with the band performing on a flatbed trailer being pulled down Broadway in New York City. The Rolling Stones ' Tour of the Americas '75 was a concert tour, intended for North and South America, that took place during 1975 Broadway, as the name implies is a wide avenue in New York City. The tour featured stage props including a giant phallus and a rope on which Jagger swung out over the audience. The word phallus can refer to an erect Penis, or to an object shaped like a penis
Jagger had booked a live recording session at the El Mocambo club in Toronto to balance a long-overdue live album, 1977's Love You Live (UK 3; US 5), the first Stones live album since 1970's Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!. The El Mocambo Tavern (462-464 Spadina Ave Toronto ON M5T 2G8 (aka "The El Mo" is a live music and entertainment venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Love You Live is a double Live album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1977 `Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!´ The Rolling Stones in Concert is a Live album by The Rolling Stones, released September 4, 1970 on Richards' addiction to heroin delayed his arrival in Toronto; the other members had already assembled, awaiting Richards, and sent him a telegram asking him where he was. On February 24, 1977, Richards and his family flew in from London on a direct BOAC flight and were detained by Canada Customs after Richards was found in possession of a burnt spoon and hash residue. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The British Overseas Airways Corporation ( BOAC) was the British state airline from 1939 until 1946 and the long-haul British state airline from 1946 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA (Agence des services frontaliers du Canada - ASFC is the Canadian government agency responsible for Border guard On March 4, Richards' partner Anita Pallenberg pled guilty to drug possession and was fined for the original airport event. Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Anita Pallenberg (born January 25 1944) is a model, actress and Fashion designer.  On Sunday, 27 February, after two days of Stones rehearsals, armed with an arrest warrant for Pallenberg, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police discovered "22 grams of heroin" in Richards' room. Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation Richards was charged with importing narcotics into Canada, which carried a minimum seven-year sentence upon conviction.  Later the Crown prosecutor conceded that Richards had procured the drugs after arrival.  Despite the arrest, the band played two shows in Toronto, only to raise more controversy when Margaret Trudeau was seen partying with the band after the show. Margaret Joan Sinclair Trudeau Kemper (born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is the former wife of the late Pierre Trudeau, the These two shows were kept secret from the public and the El Mocambo had been booked for the entire week by April Wine for a recording session. The El Mocambo Tavern (462-464 Spadina Ave Toronto ON M5T 2G8 (aka "The El Mo" is a live music and entertainment venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in 1969 According to the band they chose the name 'April Wine' simply because members thought the two words A local radio station ran a contest for free tickets to see April Wine and the winners were allowed to pick a night to see the band. The winners that picked tickets for the Friday or Saturday night were surprised to find that the Stones were playing. 
The drug case dragged on for over a year until Richards received a suspended sentence and was ordered to play two free concerts for the CNIB in Oshawa, Ontario; both shows were played by the Rolling Stones and The New Barbarians, a group that Wood had put together to promote his latest solo album, and which Richards also joined. A suspended sentence is a legal construct Unless a minimum punishment is prescribed by law the Court has the power to suspend the passing of sentence (generally CNIB (formerly known as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) is a Volunteer agency and charitable organization dedicated to assisting Canadians who are The New Barbarians were a rock band that played two concerts in Canada and eighteen shows across the United States in April and May 1979 in August 1979 the band also supported This episode motivated Richards' resolve to end his drug habit.  It also coincided with the end of his relationship with Pallenberg, which had become strained since the death of their third child (an infant son named Tara) and her inability to curb her heroin addiction while Keith struggled to get clean.  While Richards was settling his legal and personal problems, Jagger continued his jet-set lifestyle. He was a regular at New York's Studio 54 disco club, often in the company of model Jerry Hall. Studio 54 is a New York City Broadway theater and former Discothèque located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956) is an American model and actress, also known for her long-term relationship with Mick Jagger His marriage to Bianca Jagger ended in 1977. Bianca Jagger (born Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías on May 2, 1950) is a social and Human rights advocate also former model
Although The Rolling Stones remained popular through the first half of the 1970s, music critics had grown increasingly dismissive of the band's output, and record sales failed to meet expectations.  By the late 70s, punk rock had become influential, and the Stones were criticised as decadent, ageing millionaires, and their music considered by many to be stagnant or irrelevant.  This changed in 1978, when the band released Some Girls (UK #2; US #1), which included the hit single "Miss You", the country ballad "Far Away Eyes", "Beast of Burden", and "Shattered". Some Girls is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1978 " Far Away Eyes " is the sixth track from Rock and roll band the Rolling Stones' 1978 album Some Girls. " Beast of Burden " is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones, featured on the 1978 album Some Girls. " Shattered " is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1978 album Some Girls. In part a response to punk, many songs were fast, basic, guitar-driven rock and roll.  The album's success re-established the Stones' immense popularity among young people; the band guested on the first show of the fourth season of the TV series "Saturday Night Live". After the US Tour 1978, the group did not tour Europe the following year, breaking the routine of touring Europe every three years that the band had followed since 1967. The Rolling Stones ' US Tour 1978 was a concert tour of the United States that took place during June and July 1978 immediately following the release
Entering the 1980s on a renewed commercial high with the success of Some Girls, the band released their next album Emotional Rescue (UK 1; US 1) in mid-1980. Emotional Rescue is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1980 The recording of the album was reportedly plagued by turmoil, with Jagger and Richards' relationship reaching a new low. Richards, more sober than during the previous ten years, began to assert more control in the studio — more than Jagger had become used to — and a struggle ensued as Richards felt he was fighting for "his half of the Glimmer Twins. " Though Emotional Rescue hit the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, it was panned as lacklustre and inconsistent. Some felt it was a poor imitation of its predecessor.
In early 1981, the group reconvened and decided to tour the US that year, leaving little time to write and record a new album, as well as rehearse for the tour. That year's resulting album, Tattoo You (UK 2; US 1) featured a number of outtakes, including lead single "Start Me Up". Tattoo You is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981 " Start Me Up " is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on the 1981 album Tattoo You. Two songs ("Waiting on a Friend" and "Tops") featured Mick Taylor's guitar playing, while jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins played on "Slave" and dubbed a part on "Waiting on a Friend". Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7 1930 in New York City) is an American Jazz tenor Saxophonist " Slave " is a song by The Rolling Stones on their 1981 album Tattoo You. The Stones' American Tour 1981 was their biggest, longest and most colourful production to date, with the band playing from September 25 through December 19. The Rolling Stones ' American Tour 1981 was a concert tour of Stadiums and Arenas in the United States to promote the album Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. It was the highest grossing tour of that year. Some shows were recorded, resulting in the 1982 live album Still Life (American Concert 1981) (UK 4; US 5), and the 1983 Hal Ashby concert film Let's Spend the Night Together, which was filmed at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona and the Brendan Byrne Arena in the Meadowlands, New Jersey. "Still Life" (American Concert 1981 is a Live album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1982 Hal Ashby ( September 2, 1929 - December 27, 1988) was an American film director and Academy Award -winning film editor
In mid-1982, to commemorate their 20th anniversary, the Stones took their American stage show to Europe. The European Tour 1982 was their first European tour in six years. The Rolling Stones ' European Tour 1982 was a concert tour of Europe to promote the album Tattoo You. The tour was essentially a carbon copy of the 1981 American tour. For the tour, the band were joined by former Allman Brothers Band piano player Chuck Leavell, who continues to play and record with the Stones. The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. Chuck Leavell (born Charles Alfred Leavell, April 28, 1952) is an American Pianist and Keyboardist, who was a member By the end of the year, the band had signed a new four-album, 28 million dollar recording deal with a new label, CBS Records. Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company
Before leaving Atlantic, the Stones released Undercover (UK 3; US 4) in late 1983. For the 2005 Ozzy Osbourne album see Under Cover (Ozzy Osbourne album. Despite good reviews the record sold below expectations and there was no tour to support it. Subsequently the Stones' new marketer/distributor CBS Records took over distributing the Stone's Atlantic catalogue.
By this time, the Jagger/Richards split was growing. Jagger had signed a solo deal with CBS to be distributed by Columbia, much to the consternation of Richards. Jagger spent much of 1984 writing songs for his first solo effort and, as he admitted, he began to feel stultified within the framework of the Rolling Stones. By 1985, Jagger was spending more time on solo recordings, and much of the material on 1986's Dirty Work (UK 4; US 4) was generated by Keith Richards, with more contributions by Ron Wood than on previous Rolling Stones albums. Dirty Work is The Rolling Stones ' 18th studio album (or the 21st counting their US releases Rumours surfaced that Jagger and Richards were rarely, if ever, in the studio at the same time, leaving Richards to keep the recording sessions moving forward.
In December 1985, the band's co-founder, pianist, road manager and long-time friend Ian Stewart died of a heart attack. Ian AR Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985 was a Scottish Keyboardist and co-founding member of The Rolling Stones. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply The Rolling Stones played a private tribute concert for him at London's 100 Club in February 1986, two days before they were presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "performers who during their lifetimes have made creative contributions of outstanding 
Dirty Work came out in March 1986 to mixed reviews; Jagger refused to tour to promote the album, stating later that several band members were in no condition to tour. Richards was infuriated when Jagger instead undertook his own solo tour; he has referred to this period in his relations with Jagger as "World War III". Jagger's solo records, She's The Boss (UK 6; US 13) (1985) and Primitive Cool (UK 26; US 41) (1987), met with moderate success, although Richards disparaged both. She's the Boss is the solo album debut by The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and was released in 1985. Primitive Cool is the second solo album by The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and was released in 1987. With the Rolling Stones inactive, Richards released his first solo album in 1988, Talk Is Cheap (UK 37; US 24). Talk Is Cheap is the solo album debut by Keith Richards, co-leader of The Rolling Stones, and was released in 1988 It was well received by fans and critics, going gold in the US.
In early 1989, The Rolling Stones, including Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart (posthumously), were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Jagger and Richards appeared to have set animosities aside, and The Rolling Stones went to work on the album that would be called Steel Wheels (UK 2; US 3). Steel Wheels is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1989 Heralded as a return to form, it included the singles "Mixed Emotions", "Rock and a Hard Place" and "Almost Hear You Sigh". " Mixed Emotions " is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. " Rock and a Hard Place " is a song by The Rolling Stones first released as a single from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. " Almost Hear You Sigh " is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. The album also included "Continental Drift", recorded in Tangier in 1989 with Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka, whom Brian Jones had recorded in 1968. 
The subsequent Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tours, encompassing North America, Japan and Europe, saw the Rolling Stones touring for the first time in seven years (since Europe 1982), and it was their biggest stage production to date. The Rolling Stones ' Steel Wheels Tour was a concert tour which was launched in North America in August 1989 to promote the band's album Steel Wheels Opening acts included Living Colour and Guns N' Roses; the onstage personnel included a horn section and backup singers Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler, both of whom continue to tour regularly with the Rolling Stones. Living Colour is an American Funk metal band from New York City, formed in 1983 Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 In a Symphony orchestra the horn section is the group of musicians who play the horn (sometimes referred to as the French horn a brass instrument descended Lisa Fischer (born December 1, 1958) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B Singer best known for her beautiful image Bernard Fowler is an American Singer / Songwriter and Musician, best known for his collaborations recordings and tours with the Rolling Recordings from the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tours produced the 1991 concert album Flashpoint (UK 6; US 16), which also included two studio tracks recorded in 1991: the single "Highwire" and "Sex Drive". Flashpoint is a Live album by British rock band The Rolling Stones. " Highwire " is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1991 live album Flashpoint.
These were the last Rolling Stones tours for Bill Wyman, who left the band after years of deliberation, although his retirement was not made official until 1993. He then published Stone Alone, an autobiography, based on memoirs he had been writing since the band's early days in London. An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write" A few years later, he formed Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and began recording and touring again. Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings are a Blues-rock band founded and lead by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.
After the successes of the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tours, the band took a break. Charlie Watts released two jazz albums; Ronnie Wood made his fifth solo album, the first in 11 years, called Slide On This; Keith Richards released his second solo album in late 1992, Main Offender (UK 45; US 99), and did a small tour including big concerts in Spain and Argentina. Main Offender is Keith Richards ' second solo studio album and his third overall Mick Jagger got good reviews and sales with his third solo album, Wandering Spirit (UK 12; US 11). The album sold more than two million copies worldwide, going gold in the US.
After Wyman's departure, the Stones' new distributor/record label, Virgin Records, remastered and repackaged the band's back catalogue from Sticky Fingers to Steel Wheels, except for the three live albums, and issued another hits compilation in 1993 entitled Jump Back (UK 16; US 30). Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Jump Back The Best of The Rolling Stones is the sixth official Compilation album by The Rolling Stones and was initially released worldwide except By 1993 the Stones set upon their next studio album. Darryl Jones, former sideman of Miles Davis and Sting, was chosen by Charlie Watts as Wyman's replacement for 1994's Voodoo Lounge (UK 1; US 2). Darryl Jones (born December 11, 1961) also known as "The Munch", is an American Bass guitarist. Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26 1926 &ndash September 28 1991 was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, and Composer. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951) better known by his Stage name Sting, is a three time Academy Award Voodoo Lounge is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1994 The album met strong reviews and sales, going double platinum in the US. Reviewers took note of the album's "traditionalist" sounds, which were credited to the Stones' new producer Don Was. Don Was (born Don Fagenson; September 13, 1952) is an American Musician, bassist and Record producer.  It would go on to win the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album has been awarded since 1995.
1994 also brought the accompanying Voodoo Lounge Tour, which lasted into 1995. The Voodoo Lounge Tour was a 1994-1995 concert tour by The Rolling Stones to promote their 1994 album Voodoo Lounge. Numbers from various concerts and rehearsals (mostly acoustic) made up Stripped (UK 9; US 9), which featured a cover of Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone", as well as infrequently played songs like "Shine a Light", "Sweet Virginia" and "The Spider and the Fly". See also Acoustic Guitar (magazine An acoustic guitar is a Guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings Stripped is a Live album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1995 while on the Voodoo Lounge Tour. Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major " Like a Rolling Stone " is a song by American songwriter Bob Dylan. " Shine a Light " is a song featured on British Rock and roll band the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St " The Spider and the Fly " is a song by British Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones first released on the US version of their 1965 album Out of
The Rolling Stones ended the 1990s with the album Bridges To Babylon (UK 6; US 3), released in 1997 to mixed reviews. Bridges to Babylon is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1997 Th video of the single "Anybody Seen My Baby?" featured Angelina Jolie as guest and met steady rotation on both MTV and VH1. " Anybody Seen My Baby? " is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1997 album Bridges to Babylon Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4 1975 is an American film actor Sales were reasonably equivalent to those of previous records (about 1. 2 million copies sold in the US), and the subsequent Bridges to Babylon Tour, which crossed Europe, North America and other destinations, proved the band to be a strong live attraction. The Bridges to Babylon Tour was a 1997-1998 concert tour by The Rolling Stones, in support of their album Bridges to Babylon. Once again, a live album was culled from the tour, No Security (UK 67; US 34), only this time all but two songs ("Live With Me" and "The Last Time") were previously unreleased on live albums. No Security is a Live album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1998 " Live with Me " is a song by Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones off of their 1969 album Let It Bleed In 1999, the Stones staged the No Security Tour in the US and continued the Bridges to Babylon tour in Europe. The No Security Tour was a concert tour by The Rolling Stones which played to 25 cities in North America in 1999 The No Security Tour offered a stripped-down production in contrast to the pyrotechnics and mammoth stages of other recent tours.
In late 2001, Mick Jagger released his fourth solo album, Goddess in the Doorway which met with mixed reviews. Goddess in the Doorway is the fourth Solo album by Mick Jagger and was released in 2001  Jagger and Richards took part in "The Concert for New York City", performing "Salt of the Earth" and "Miss You" with a backing band. The Concert for New York City was a Benefit concert, featuring many famous musicians that took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden " Salt of the Earth " is a song from the 1968 Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet.
In 2002, the band released Forty Licks (UK 2; US 2), a greatest hits double album, to mark their forty years as a band. Forty Licks is a double Compilation album by The Rolling Stones. A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a " best of " album is a Compilation album of successful previously released Songs by a particular The collection contained four new songs recorded with the latter-day core band of Jagger, Richards, Watts, Wood, Leavell and Jones. The album has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. The same year, Q magazine named The Rolling Stones as one of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die", and the 2002-2003 Licks Tour gave people that chance. Q is a Music Magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 130179 as of June 2007 The Licks Tour was a lengthy truly worldwide concert tour held during 2002 and 2003 by The Rolling Stones. On 30 July 2003, the band headlined the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to help the city — which they have used for rehearsals since the Steel Wheels tour — recover from the 2003 SARS epidemic. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto was a benefit rock concert that was held in Toronto Ontario, Canada on July 30, 2003. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The concert was attended by an estimated 490,000 people.
On 9 November 2003, the band played their first concert in Hong Kong as part of the Harbour Fest celebration, also in support of the SARS-affected economy. Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The Hong Kong Harbour Fest ( held from 17 October to 11 November 2003 was part of a HK$1 billion program to revive the economy after SARS. In November of 2003, the band exclusively licensed the right to sell their new four-DVD boxed set, Four Flicks, recorded on the band's most recent world tour, to the US Best Buy chain of stores. Four Flicks is a 4 disc DVD released by The Rolling Stones. It was exclusively marketed to Best Buy stores only Best Buy Co Inc ( is a Fortune 100 company and the largest specialty retailer of Consumer electronics in the United States and Canada In response, some Canadian and US music retail chains (including HMV Canada and Circuit City) pulled Rolling Stones CDs and related merchandise from their shelves and replaced them with signs explaining the situation. His Master's Voice, today usually abbreviated to HMV, is a famous Trademark in the music business and for many years was the name of a large record label Circuit City ( is an American dealer and retailer in brand-name consumer electronics personal computers and entertainment software  In 2004, a double live album of the Licks Tour, Live Licks (UK 38; US 50), was released, going gold in the US. Live Licks is a double Live album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 2004
On July 26, 2005, Jagger's birthday, the band announced the name of their new album, A Bigger Bang (UK 2; US 3), their first album in almost eight years. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A Bigger Bang is the 22nd studio album by The Rolling Stones. A Bigger Bang was released on September 6 to strong reviews, including a glowing write-up in Rolling Stone (noted for its consistent support of the group). Events 3114 BC - According to the Proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published  The album included the most controversial song from the Stones in years, "Sweet Neo Con", a criticism of American Neoconservatism from Jagger. " Sweet Neo Con " is a controversial song from the 2005 Rolling Stones album A Bigger Bang. Neoconservatism (or Neocon is a Right-wing political philosophy that emerged in the United States from the rejection of the Social liberalism, Moral relativism  The song was reportedly almost dropped from the album because of objections from Richards. When asked if he was afraid of political backlash such as the Dixie Chicks had endured for criticism of American involvement in the war in Iraq, Richards responded that the album came first, and that, "I don't want to be sidetracked by some little political "storm in a teacup". The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy Award -winning Country music group composed of three women Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily 
The subsequent A Bigger Bang Tour began in August 2005, and visited North America, South America and East Asia. The Rolling Stones ' A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between August 2005 and August 2007 in support of their album In February 2006, the group played the half-time show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. Super Bowl XL featured the American Football Conference (AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC champion Seattle By the end of 2005, the Bigger Bang tour set a record of $162 million in gross receipts, breaking the North American mark also set by the Stones in 1994. Later that month, the band played to a claimed 1. 5 million on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in a free concert. Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil
After performances in Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand in March/April 2006, the Rolling Stones tour took a scheduled break before proceeding to Europe; during this break Keith Richards was hospitalized in New Zealand for cranial surgery after a fall from a tree on Fiji, where he had been on holiday. Fiji (Matanitu ko Viti फ़िजी officially the Republic of the Fiji Islands (Matanitu Tu-Vaka-i-koya ko Viti फ़िजी द्वीप समूह गणराज्य The incident led to a six-week delay in launching the European leg of the tour.  In June 2006 it was reported that Ronnie Wood was continuing his programme of rehabilitation for alcohol abuse, but this did not affect the rearranged European tour schedule. Two out of the 21 shows scheduled for July-September 2006 were later cancelled due to Mick Jagger's throat problems. 
The Stones returned to North America for concerts in September 2006, and returned to Europe on June 5, 2007. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. By November 2006, the Bigger Bang tour had been declared the highest-grossing tour of all time, earning $437 million. The North American leg brought in the third-highest receipts ever ($138. 5 million), trailing their own 2005 tour ($162 million) and the U2 tour of that same year ($138. 9 million). 
On 29 October and 1 November 2006, director Martin Scorsese filmed the Rolling Stones performing at New York City's Beacon Theater, in front of an audience that included Bill and Hillary Clinton, released as the 2008 film Shine a Light; the film also features guest appearances by Buddy Guy, Jack White and Christina Aguilera. Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from Shine a Light is a 2008 Documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese documenting two 2006 performances that took place during English rock George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American Blues and rock Guitarist Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis on July 9 1975 is an American musician Record producer, and occasional actor best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist Christina María Aguilera (born December 18 1980 is an American pop / R&B Singer and Songwriter.  On March 24, 2007, the band announced a tour of Europe called the "Bigger Bang 2007" tour. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. June 12, 2007 saw the release of the band's second four-disc DVD set: The Biggest Bang, a seven-hour document featuring their shows in Austin, Rio de Janeiro, Saitama, Shanghai and Buenos Aires, along with extras. Events 1381 - Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Biggest Bang is a four-disc concert DVD collection released by The Rolling Stones. is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan, situated in the south-east of the prefecture Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern
On June 10, 2007, the band performed their first gig at a festival in 30 years, at the Isle of Wight Festival, to a crowd of 65,000. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Isle of Wight Festival is a Music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. On August 26, 2007, they played their last concert of the A Bigger Bang Tour. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Rolling Stones ' A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between August 2005 and August 2007 in support of their album Mick Jagger released a compilation of his solo work called The Very Best Of Mick Jagger (UK 57; US 77), including three unreleased songs, on October 2, 2007. The Very Best of Mick Jagger, the first overview of Mick Jagger 's solo career was released worldwide on 1 October 2007 (October 2 in the Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
On September 26, 2007, it was announced The Rolling Stones had made $437 million on the A Bigger Bang Tour to list them in the latest edition of Guinness World Record. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In Printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate usually at the same point in time Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U 
On November 12, 2007, the double compilation Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (UK 26) was re-released for the Christmas season. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Rolled Gold+ The Very Best of the Rolling Stones is a Greatest hits album by British band The Rolling Stones. As with the case of ABKCO Records and their history of unofficial releases, the actual band had nothing to do with the re-release of the compilation.
Shine a Light (UK 2; US 11), the soundtrack to the concert film of the same name, was released in April 2008. The album's debut at number 2 in the UK charts was the highest position for a Rolling Stones concert album since Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! in 1970. `Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!´ The Rolling Stones in Concert is a Live album by The Rolling Stones, released September 4, 1970 on
Keith Richards sparked rumours that a new Rolling Stones studio album may be forthcoming, saying during an interview following the premiere of Shine a Light, "I think we might make another album. Once we get over doing promotion on this film. "
The early Rolling Stones catalog (the rights to which are owned by ABKCO) was briefly introduced to eMusic in April 2008; it was subsequently withdrawn by ABKCO. ABKCO Music & Records Inc is the successor company to a business that was founded in 1961 as Allen Klein & Co eMusic is an Online music store that operates by Subscription. Spokespeople for eMusic blamed a misunderstanding. 
The Rolling Stones are extremely notable in modern popular music for assimilating various musical genres into their recording and performance; ultimately making the styles their very own. The band's career is marked by a continual reference and reliance on musical styles like American blues, country, folk, reggae, dance; world music exemplified by the Master Musicians of Jajouka; as well as traditional English styles that use stringed instrumentation like harps. The harp is a Stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. The band cut their musical teeth by covering early rock and roll and blues songs, and have never stopped playing live or recording cover songs.
Often the first instances of this come through the Stones' use of a blues-based R&B sound. Jagger and Richards' shared interest in the Americans Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, and Little Walter, were influential on the band's leader, Brian Jones, of whom Richards says, "He was more into T-Bone Walker and jazz-blues stuff. We'd turn him onto Chuck Berry and say, 'Look, it's all the same shit, man, and you can do it. '" Charlie Watts, a traditional jazz drummer, was also turned onto the blues after his introduction to the Stones. "Keith and Brian turned me on to Jimmy Reed and people like that. I learned that Earl Phillips was playing on those records like a jazz drummer, playing swing, with a straight four. . . "
Jagger, recalling when he first heard the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino and other heavies of the American blues scene, said it "seemed the most real thing" he had heard up to that point. Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino (born February 26, 1928 in New Orleans Louisiana) is a classic R&B and Rock and roll Similarly, Keith Richards, describing the first time he listened to Muddy Waters, said it was the "most powerful music [he had] ever heard. . . the most expressive. " These strong early impressions helped fuse the music of the American Blues into the foundation of the Rolling Stones.
Despite the Stones' predilection for blues and R&B numbers on their early live setlists, the first original compositions by the band reflected a more wide-ranging interest. The first Jagger/Richards single, "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)," is called by critic Richie Unterberger a "pop/rock ballad. " Tell Me (You're Coming Back " is a song by English Rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, featured on their 1964 self-titled album (US title Richie Unterberger (b 1962 is an American author and journalist whose focus is popular music and travel writing . . When [Jagger and Richards] began to write songs, they were usually not derived from the blues, but were often surprisingly fey, slow, Mersey-type pop numbers. " "As Tears Go By," the ballad originally written for Marianne Faithfull, was one of the first songs written by Jagger and Richards and also one of many written by the duo for other artists. " As Tears Go By " is a song written by The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, and their manager Andrew Loog Oldham Marianne Faithfull (born December 29 1946) is an English Singer, Songwriter, actress and Diarist whose Jagger said of the song, "It's a relatively mature song considering the rest of the output at the time. And we didn't think of [recording] it, because the Rolling Stones were a butch blues group. " The Stones did record a version which became a top five hit in the US. 
On the early experience, Richards said, "The amazing thing is that although Mick and I thought these songs were really puerile and kindergarten-time, every one that got put out made a decent showing in the charts. That gave us extraordinary confidence to carry on, because at the beginning songwriting was something we were going to do in order to say to Andrew [Loog Oldham], 'Well, at least we gave it a try. . . '" Jagger said, "We were very pop-orientated. We didn't sit around listening to Muddy Waters; we listened to everything. In some ways it's easy to write to order. . . Keith and I got into the groove of writing those kind of tunes; they were done in ten minutes. I think we thought it was a bit of a laugh, and it turned out to be something of an apprenticeship for us. "
The writing of the single "The Last Time," The Stones' first major single, proved a turning point. Richards called it, "a bridge into thinking about writing for The Stones. It gave us a level of confidence; a pathway of how to do it. " Built around a riff played by Brian Jones, the song was based on a traditional gospel song popularised by The Staples Singers and would be emblematic of the heavily guitar based sound to come. The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group
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Officially released films featuring the Rolling Stones are listed with their original release dates. The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973 was a concert tour of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in January and February 1973 by The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones 1973 European Tour was a concert tour of Great Britain and Continental Europe in September and October 1973 by The Rolling The Rolling Stones ' Tour of the Americas '75 was a concert tour, intended for North and South America, that took place during 1975 The Rolling Stones ' Tour of Europe '76 was a concert tour of Continental Europe and Great Britain that took place in Spring 1976 The Rolling Stones ' US Tour 1978 was a concert tour of the United States that took place during June and July 1978 immediately following the release The Rolling Stones ' American Tour 1981 was a concert tour of Stadiums and Arenas in the United States to promote the album The Rolling Stones ' European Tour 1982 was a concert tour of Europe to promote the album Tattoo You. The Rolling Stones ' Steel Wheels Tour was a concert tour which was launched in North America in August 1989 to promote the band's album Steel Wheels The Voodoo Lounge Tour was a 1994-1995 concert tour by The Rolling Stones to promote their 1994 album Voodoo Lounge. The Bridges to Babylon Tour was a 1997-1998 concert tour by The Rolling Stones, in support of their album Bridges to Babylon. The No Security Tour was a concert tour by The Rolling Stones which played to 25 cities in North America in 1999 The Bridges to Babylon Tour was a 1997-1998 concert tour by The Rolling Stones, in support of their album Bridges to Babylon. The Licks Tour was a lengthy truly worldwide concert tour held during 2002 and 2003 by The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones ' A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between August 2005 and August 2007 in support of their album (The formats mentioned are the most recent versions officially available, not necessarily the original release formats. )
The officially-unreleased 1972 film Cocksucker Blues is available from various sources on the Internet in various formats. Sympathy for the Devil (originally titled One Plus One by the film director is a 1968 Film shot mostly in color by director Jean-Luc Godard (French ʒɑ̃lyk gɔˈdaʀ (born on December 3 1930 is a French and Swiss Filmmaker and one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague Gimme Shelter is a 1970 Documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, chronicling the Rolling Stones Albert and David Maysles were a documentary filmmaking team whose works include Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones is a concert movie featuring the British rock band The Rolling Stones that was first released in 1973 Let's Spend The Night Together (film by The Rolling Stones is a film directed by Hal Ashby and released in 1982 taken from concerts recorded during their North Hal Ashby ( September 2, 1929 - December 27, 1988) was an American film director and Academy Award -winning film editor Video Rewind by The Rolling Stones is a compilation of video clips recorded between 1972-1984 25x5 - The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones is a documentary on the story of the group between 1963 and 1989 Live at the Max by The Rolling Stones is a video from concerts which were filmed in IMAX during the Urban Jungle 1990 Tour. Julien Temple (born November 26, 1953 in London) is an English film documentary and music video director Voodoo Lounge Live by The Rolling Stones is a video from a concert which was filmed during the Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994-1995 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of a December 11, 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg 5th Baronet ( May 5, 1940) is a British Television and stage director and an occasional Writer Four Flicks is a 4 disc DVD released by The Rolling Stones. It was exclusively marketed to Best Buy stores only The Biggest Bang is a four-disc concert DVD collection released by The Rolling Stones. Shine a Light is a 2008 Documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese documenting two 2006 performances that took place during English rock IMAX (short for Image MAXimum is a Film format created by Canada 's IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones ' North American tour in 1972