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13 April 1971, The Rolling Stones released ‘Brown Sugar’ taken from their latest album Sticky Fingers, the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records, which introduced the infamous licking- tongue and lips logo. More on Sticky Fingers: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/the-rolling-stones-sticky-fingers/ The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers The band's first album of the 1970s, Sticky Fingers […]

19th March 1965, The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties. The current fashion did not include wearing ties with shirts and many tie-makers were facing financial disaster. Mick Jagger said of the appeal, 'The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the soup. […]

12 Mar 1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking […]

6th Dec 1969, The Rolling Stones played a free festival at Altamont in California, along with Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Rolling Stones fan Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death as the group played by Hell's Angels who'd been hired to police the event. It's claimed Hunter […]

How this iconic 1972 Stones cover set the tone of punk… The story behind the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street album artwork Link to original article here

26th Oct 1962, The Rolling Stones (known as The Rollin' Stones), and consisting of Keith Richard, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman recorded their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs, Jimmy Reed's 'Close Together', Bo Diddley's 'You Cant Judge A Book By […]

The Rolling Stones first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 25, 1964. They had just released their third album, “12 X 5,” and there was no better way to promote it. Ed introduced the band and told the audience that they would be performing in both halves of the show. With that, adoring […]

Former bassist for the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman has said "For me, it was never hope I die before I get old. It was, I hope I get a nice house together and a nice car before rock and roll dies. That was my concept. Not to be incredibly rich, but just to make things […]

Happy birthday to Bill Wyman, born on 24th Oct 1936, bass, The Rolling Stones (1969 UK & US No.1 single 'Honky Tonk Women', and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 'Je Suis Un Rock Star'). Now tours with his backing band, The […]

The Rolling Stones released their second EP (extended play) “Five by Five” on Aug. 14, 1964 in the UK. It was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago a couple months earlier in June. The title of “Five by Five” was a play on words—five tracks recorded by the five members of the band. Mick Jagger […]


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