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On May 7th, 1965, a Rolling Stones band member, Keith Richards, woke up in the middle of the night and played a few chords on his guitar in his sleep. Immediately after, Keith fell back asleep. (Hutchinson) Those chords and Mick Jagger’s lyrics would be part of one of their number one hits: “(I Can’t) Get No Satisfaction”. This song will not only make the Rolling Stones famous, but also shape the future of rock and roll and make significant contributions to rock and roll history.
The Rolling Stones founded in 1962, their name being inspired by a Muddy Waters song “Rollin’ Stone”. Their founders, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, were childhood friends and used to dream about being in a band. Mick and Keith’s friendship became nonexistent after both of them moved to different cities. Year later, when both of them were young adults, Mick and Keith randomly reconciled at a train station. (Adams) Eventually, they got the idea of starting a band and looked for a guitarist in Brian Jones (Jones). They debuted on a BBC radio show and landed a gig at the Crawdaddy Club with their newest drummer Mick Avory (Adams).
Eventually, the Rolling Stones got discovered at the Crawdaddy Club and were immediately signed, releasing their first album “Aftermath” (Adams)As their career took off and they started releasing more and more number one songs, the Rolling Stones' image became known as juvenile and dangerous after getting arrested for drunk driving and having their first guitarist commit suicide (Jones). "Whereas the Beatles were viewed as relatively clean cut, wholesome pop artists, the Rolling Stones were considered sex crazed, wild and dangerous men who would do unmentionable things to wives and daughters,..." (Adams) H...

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