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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