Happy 50th to the Rolling Stones

Posted: July 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

A special post for the 50th birthday of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.

On July 12, 1962 Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman (along with Ian Stewart on piano and a forgotten drummer-Charlie Watts joined shortly after) played a gig at the Marquee Club in London, England, under the name “The Rollin’ Stones”.  Inspired by music typified by Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry, they have, quite literally, been popular ever since.  The Stones changed music in far too many ways (including in a business sense) than space here permits to describe. More than anything else however, they have shown that a band that is good at what it does can survive regardless of what is “popular”.

For me, the Rolling Stones define rock and roll, and will do so until I die and my two sons are wondering what to do with the Stone’s vinyl that takes up more space on my shelves than any other artist.

Happy birthday!  Long may you continue to run!

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