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Watts and Brian Jones sitting in with Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. This was where it was at – where whitey could sing the blues. Within two years, The Rollin’ Stones would have formed and played their first show in London’s The Marquee Club, creating a London buzz soon after. By the end of the decade, and with the ...

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After establishing themselves as mid-1960s contenders for the Beatles’ crown, the Stones – unlike the Beatles – would enter the 1970s and embark upon their almighty middle period. Being part of the Stones’ circle at this point was akin to entering a vortex that led into a slightly inhuman world where anything could, and probably did, happen. Amid ...

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Despite having kicked off the 1970s with an early promise of continued success, come the middle of the decade – and into the 1980s – the Stones had to deal with greater problems, and their music would start to falter. The musical ground was shifting, as hard-rock stadium acts like Led Zeppelin revolutionized the concept of touring, ...

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Like punk had never happened, the Stones continued into the 1980s as a juggernaut rock act. But like many 1960s and 1970s successes (Bob Dylan, David Bowie), they struggled to fit into a decade where technology was changing, music was changing and bands could be made or broken on the strength of a promotional video for MTV. Music ...

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If the Stones ended the 1990s with a slightly dubious future ahead of them, the Noughties saw critics and the public alike ready and willing to embrace them again. With the career-spanning Forty Licks compilation in the shops, fans old and new were encouraged to rediscover the Stones’ past glories, and a 2002/03 worldwide tour saw them continue ...

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July 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 ...

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the US). Demonic, voodooistic even, the song soundtracked the riots going on in Paris and was an all-attitude Tasmanian devil descending upon Britain and America, screaming the Stones are back! No finer single could they have recorded to stake a claim on their place as Britain’s foremost rock band. NME Poll Winners’ Show In May, the ...

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of Jagger’s most overt taking control of the band – something that would continue well into the 1980s – and the moment where, on radio at least, the Stones became a softer ballads band. September Goats Head Soup Tour Starts Perhaps their most depraved tour so far (even Mick Taylor had begun using heroin), the Stones set out across ...

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it wasn’t as well received by the press, who criticized it for being too slick, and having none of the Stones’ rough edges. Personalities | Introducing The Rolling Stones Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1983) | Key Events ...

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and self-owned post-1970 recordings. The Forty Licks tour took off almost instantly in the same month. Trying to reconnect with their audience and just focus on the music, the Stones intended for it to be ‘Rolling Stones On The Road: World Tour 2002/2003 Arena/Stadium/Club’, with no special-effects laden sets, just a load of classic songs. The ‘Arena/Stadium/Club’ concept would ...

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January Charlie Watts After declining offers to join the Stones for almost a year, Charlie Watts took Bobbie Korner’s (Alexis’ wife) advice and quit the band Blues By Six to play with the Stones at the Flamingo in Piccadilly on 14 January. Up until then, their drummers had alternated through players such as Mick Avory, Ginger Baker and ...

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claim that Brian’s builder, Frank Thorogood, then working on Cotchford Farm, may have drowned him. Hyde Park Concert Three days after Brian was found dead, the Stones played their first full concert (initially to unveil the new band member; now in honour of the deceased founding member) in two years – a free concert at Hyde Park ...

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before starting new studio work, which infuriated Keith, who declared, ‘No one leaves this band except in a f***ing pine box.’ Personalities | Introducing The Rolling Stones Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1975) | Key Events ...

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August Sign With CBS With Atlantic disinterested in signing the Stones for the tens of millions they wanted, they signed with CBS for £28 million (allegedly double the amount offered by the next label in line), for four new albums and the rights to their back catalogue up to 1971. Part of the deal was also a guarantee that Jagger ...

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July SARS Benefit Concert, Toronto Taking a month to plan (the show was announced while Toronto was still under health warning from the World Trade Organization), the Stones staged and headlined a benefit concert for Toronto, Canada, quite often called ‘Toronto Rocks’ or ‘SARSapalooza’. Playing Downsview Park to 450,000–500,000 people, the show helped raise financial ...

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