Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have known each other since 1951 as a result of growing up together ("The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum"). After moving away, they were reunited by an accident ten years later on a commuter car and discovered they were both admirers of blues and American R&B. They also discovered they had a common friend who played guitar: Dick taylor ("The Rolling Stones Biography"). Dick had previously told Keith that he was rehearsing with a band that planned on only playing R&B. By the time the commuter car stopped, it was agreed that Keith should stop by and experiment with Mick 's band,”the Blue Boys.” “From that time on, Mick and Keith were together. Whoever else came into the band or left, there’d always be Mick and Keith.” (Norman 52-53).
In 1962, Brian Jones, who played guitar, suggested the band change their name to the Rolling Stones based off of the song,”Rollin’ Stone,” by Muddy Waters. While some of the members did not mind the name, Ian Stewart disapproved of the name saying “ The Rolling Stones- ...it was terrible!” Since Brian brought the tribe together...
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...oint”, released in 1991 (The Rolling Stones Biography).
In 1994, a new album,”Voodoo Lounge” was released and earned the band their first competitive grammy for the Best Rock Album Award. Ten years after, the magazine Rolling Stone ranked the Rolling Stones number four out of one hundred Greatest Artists of All Time
(The Rolling Stones Biography). In July 2005, on Jagger’s 62nd birthday, the Stones reported they were releasing yet another album, “A Bigger Bang”,commemorated by a tour
(The Rolling Stones Biography).
With out The Rolling Stones, the British Invasion would not be the same. The band started from nothing, and at most times, the band had nothing. No gigs, no money, no food, but because of their talent, they made it through. In 2016, they are still going on tours. After all, they did not earn the title, “ World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” for nothing.
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