Fifty years of Rock and Roll, not bad for a group who's charismatic front man once said, "I'd rather be dead than singing satisfaction when I'm forty-five.""Get off of My Cloud": The boys have endured decades of chaotic tours, drug-fueled years of heart-pounding excess and unbelievable pandemonium. Mick and Keith have torn apart, gone their separate ways more than once, yet somehow always end up eventually sharing the same stage.
Like every working 'couple', they've had their share of knock-down, drag-out fights while sharing the fiercely competitive nature of musical siblings.
This time though, unlike Ronnie Wood or Mick Taylor.
the replacement was not touted as a new member, but relegated to being merely an accompanying musician, admittedly, one of the best gigs a musician could hope for.
A Celebration of the reissued"Exile on Main Street" and a tribute to the One and Only... One fateful day in 1960, Mick Jagger ambled through the railway station at Dartford, England, clutching a handful of albums including blues great, Muddy Waters, and early rocker, Chuck Berry.
An old school chum, Keith Richards, took notice and in that instant a new probable universe emerged.
Decca Records has gone down in history as the company who foolishly passed on the Beatles, so when presented with an possible alternative (and with the solid recommendation of Beatle, George Harrison), they seized the opportunity.
The genius of their new producer, Oldham, was to present the Rolling Stones as the antithesis of the Beatles.
To this day, the circumstances of his death remains a mystery.Upon his urging, they dropped the Beatle boots and slick jackets and cultivated a rough and raw image.It was Andrew who planted the initial attention-grabbing headline, "Would You Let Your Daughter Marry a Rolling Stone?Brian Jones, a phenomenal slide guitarist, was the blues purist who founded the group.On the phone, setting up an advert, Brian glanced down at an album cover for inspiration when asked the name of their band.What first brought them together remains the bond that reunites them time and time again.The same passion that led a six-year-old girl (and future writer and musician) to select a Rolling Stones album as her first musical purchase.Although they literally were heading in different directions, Mick off to the London School of Economics, and Keith to Sidcup Art College, their souls were on the same track.Within four years, their mutual passion would become the beating heart of a rock band that still endures half a century later.By 1992, their phenomenal bassist, Bill Wyman, also left the band.Charlie Watts tapped Darryl Jones, a former sideman of Sting and Miles Davis, to be the next bassist for the band.