The Rolling Stones
In 1962, based on a Muddy Waters song, The Rolling Stones was formed. The band’s first performance ever was Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, and Dick Taylor. However, after that first performance there have been many different member of the band. After landing an eight month residency the band’s final lineup was set with Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Ian Stewart. In 1963 The Rolling Stones signed with Decca Records and cut their first single, “Come On”. In 1967, another great keyboardist, Nicky Hopkins joined the banded. In 1969, Brian Jones left the band and within a month he was found dead after he drowned in his swimming pool. Mick Taylor, Brian Jones replacement, was only in the band for five years; however, this was considered to be the height of the band’s achievements. In 1973, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, song writers, started working with a man named Ronnie Wood. In 1976, Ronnie Wood joined the band. In 1980, Nicky Hopkins, due to ill-health and solo ambitions, left the band. In 1994, Nicky Hopkins died from ill-health. In 1985, Ian Stewart suddenly died. In 1992, after 30 years Bill Wyman made the decision to leave The Rolling Stones. In 1993, replacing Bill Wyman, Darryl Jones joined the band. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, and Darryl Jones continue to do work with The Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger, born Michael Phillip Jagger, was born on July 26, 1943 in Dartford, England. Being the oldest son of a teacher and a homemaker, he grew up in a middle-class family. He developed an interest in American blues and R&B music at an early age and got his first guitar at 14. During his teenage years, Mick started collecting blues records. He and his friend Dick Taylor soon started a band together called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys with Jagger as its singer. In 1960, he was accepted to the London School of Economics....
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