Rolling Stones

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Rolling Stones

-Formed in 1962.-From London, England.-Formed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards because they were childhood friends and classmates.-Played their first gig on July 12th, 1962 at the Marquee Club.-Their "marketing strategy" was to portray as rough and wild rockers.-They had many record labels including Decca, London, Rolling Stones, Virgin, ABKCO, Interscope, and Polydor.-The only album that was not in the top five was Bridges to Babylon.-Brian Jones and Ian Stewart, former members of the band, passed away. Jones drowned in a pool and Stewart suffered from a heart attack.

1962 - Band Formed.1964- Debut Album released (#1 in the UK, #11 in the US.)1969- A woman was stabbed to death at a concert.1971 - Made their own record label.1977 - Keith Richards was arrested for heroin posession.1989-Inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

Lasting Impact

The Rolling Stones left a huge impact on popular music. Unlike any other British group they were willing to sing about drugs, sex, dominance/submission in relationships amd even violence. People went crazy over this because they have never heard things like this being sung before. They have had 29 studio albums, 10 live albums 31 compilation albums and over 107 singles. Throughout their career and to this day, with constant styles of popular music changing, The Rolling Stones have changed their style and still were very popular with soceity. Other musicians have covered many of their songs and have aspired to be them and take on their styles. They are still touring even today and remain a very popular band. They have recieved a very important title over the years: World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. They are in many halls of fame and have recieved numerous awards on their songs and albums.

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