Is never easy to talk about a band like the Rolling Stones unless you have hours to do it, as they’ve been around for so long, that there are hundreds of thousands of things you could say about the true kings of rock and roll. Still, we’ll try and walk you through a brief history of the greatest band ever:
The Early Days
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards go a long way back. They knew each other since their childhood days and then met again one day on a train. Mick was carrying some records, and Keith was excited about the fact that they shared the same interest in rock music. Then, Brian Jones joined them to put together the original lineup of the Rolling Stones. Back in 1963, they had a small gig at the Crawdaddy Club, where they made some of their first fans, including four guys from Liverpool called George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr. Harrison took them under their wing and introduced them to Andrew Loog Oldham, their manager, including Bill Wyman, Ian Stewart, and Charlie Watts to their band to record Come On by Chuck Berry, their first single. The Stones had it all. They were strong, loud, charismatic, and they were really good. Performing rockabilly, blues and rock and roll covers, it was just a matter of time before they took off. Also, they were the first people in the industry to not care about fashion at all, and for some reason, that drove girls crazy. So, Oldham started promoting them as the “anti-Beatles” and put together several old recordings on their first LP, but it wasn’t until they released “(I can get no) Satisfaction” in 1965 that they truly became the Stones. Their lyrics were raw. Sex, drugs, rock and roll, you name it, they had it all.
The New Stones
But then, hell broke loose, as Richards fell in love with Brian’s girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, a situation that ended up on Jones being kicked out of the band, which paved the way for the Stones to go back to their roots of hard rock and blues. Using – and abusing – drugs, free sex, and trouble with the law, the Stones recorded four albums that became rock and roll classics: Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile On Main Street between 1968 and 1972. Then in 1978, the Stones came made it back to the top of the charts with their LP “Some Girls”, a record that was completely sold out in the blink of an eye, followed by ‘Tattoo You’ in 1981 with one of their biggest successes up to date: Start Me Up. Up to this day, the Stones have stayed the same. They bring the same energy, the same heat, and even the same sexual vibe that makes girls lose their minds. It truly looks like they made a pact with the devil, as they’ll never stop being the ultimate rock band: Their Satanic Majesties.