Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1962) | Key Events


First Gig, London

Dressed in coats and ties, The Rollin’ Stones (as they were initially called, after a Muddy Waters song) performed their first live gig on 12 July at The Marquee Club, a tiny basement venue on London’s Oxford Street. Playing an hour’s worth of piano-driven R&B, they made £20 between them. The six-piece line-up included future members Mick, Brian and Keith. Ian ‘Stu’ Stewart – future long-term roadie and Stones session player – played piano, while Derek Taylor was on bass, and most likely future Kinks drummer Mick Avory played drums.

Personalities | Introducing The Rolling Stones
Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1963) | Key Events


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