Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Music #19 - Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in April 1962 by Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (vocals, harmonica) and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals). Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts in the early line-up. Jones led the band to Jagger and Richards took the lead after working as a team of composers. In 1969, Jones decreasing contributions to the band and their inability to tour due to medical complications and legal, prompted him to leave the band three weeks before the drowning in your pool. Replacement Mick Taylor Jones stayed with the band until exit in 1974. Since then, Ronnie Wood, was the second guitarist. Wyman left the band in 1993 and his replacement Darryl Jones has become a full member. Stewart was taken from the official line-up in 1963 and continued as a road manager and occasional pianist, band until his death in 1985. Since 1982, Chuck Leavell was the keyboardist for the band.

First popularized in Europe, the Rolling Stones was quickly successful in North America during the British invasion of the mid 1960th After 22 studio albums released in the UK (24 U.S.), eleven live albums (twelve in the U.S.), and numerous collections worldwide sales estimated at more than 200 million records. Sticky Fingers (1971) began a series of eight consecutive studio albums reached number one in the United States. His most recent album of new material, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005. In 1989 included the Rolling Stones were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the number 4 in Rolling Stone's 100 greatest artists of all time. In 2008, Billboard ranked the Rolling Stones at number ten in the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" and as the second most successful on the Billboard Hot 100.

The appearance of the Rolling Stones was the most international popularity of the early urban blues artists like Muddy Waters, who wrote were detected marked "Rollin 'Stone Chess Records," the song that the band took its name. Is the resistance of the Rolling Stones and relevance, critic and musicologist Robert Palmer said, is because they are "in the traditional truths rooted in rhythm and blues and soul music", have come during "Fashion ephemeral pop, and gone." Although R & B and blues cover material dominated the early Rolling Stones, his repertoire has always included rock and roll

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