14th July 1964, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All Over Now’, the group’s first of 8 UK No.1’s. Written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, it was first released by The Valentinos featuring Bobby Womack in the same year. Read it here

The Rolling Stones played their first live show at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962. The band at this point features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones, with Dick Taylor, later of the Pretty Things, on bass and Tony Chapman. The band was paid 20 pounds. In this clipping, you will […]

Yesterday, we mentioned that it was Nick Scelsi’s birthday. Here is an article that he wrote for CRRK 3 years ago: It was no mere coincidence that the Rolling Stones announced the departure of their founding member Brian Jones on the day following Blind Faith’s free concert for 150,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park. The […]

The Rolling Stones, well it would be more correct to say “The Rolling Stones American record company” released the LP “Flowers” on June 26, 1967. Flowers is an compilation album by The Rolling Stones for the American market.The songs either appeared as singles, had been omitted from the American versions of “Aftermath” and “Between the […]

If Chester Arthur Burnett was still with us, he would be celebrating his 108th birthday today. There are some who are not familiar with him and his influence on Rock and Roll. You will know Mr. Burnett better by his stage name “Howlin’ Wolf”. His style of the blues was studied by some many bands […]

Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, made the formal announcement that he was leaving the band on June 8th, 1969. His reason for leaving was that he “no longer see(s) eye to eye (with the group about) the discs we are cutting.” In reality, the band had already fired / […]

The Rolling Stones were in the studio recording the song “Sympathy For The Devil” on June 5, 1968, when they changed the lyrics due to the news they had just hears from America. The favorite for the Democratic party nomination for President, Sen. Robert Kennedy, had been shot just after midnight on June 5th, after […]

This one raised a few eyebrows… On June 2, 1989, The Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman, 52, married model Mandy Smith, who was 19, in a secret ceremony. What really got some people was the fact the Wyman started dating Mandy when she was only 13 years old. Mandy’s mum didn’t have a problem with […]

Happy Birthday to Charlie Watts, born on 2nd June 1941, English drummer who joined The Rolling Stones in 1963 and had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘Satisfaction’ and over 35 Top 40 singles and albums. Watts also plays occasional gigs with Charlie Watts and his Big Band. In 2006, Watts was elected into […]

If it was the birthday of a guitarist for The Rolling Stones, we would make sure we told you about it. If it was the birthday of a guitarist for The Jeff Beck Group, we would tell you about it. If it was the birthday of a guitarist of The Faces we would tell you […]

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