The Rolling Stones

Musician Biographies


There's a vampire playing guitar, zombies on the drums and bass, a wild furry animal playing the other guitar, and a savage howling the vocals. If you were a parent in the 1960s, this may well have been your view of London's notorious Rolling Stones. If you were a teen, however, you would have seen freedom— freedom from school, work, and parents. You would have felt empowered…

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The Exiles - Sticky Situation, Exiles On Main Street, In The Soup, A Stones Replacement, Changing Times

At the dawn of a new decade (and in the wake of Beatlemania), the Rolling Stones found themselves at the top, enjoying their immense popularity. But they also found themselves with a brand new set of challenges to overcome. Chief among those was the problem of their finances. The Stones had been making huge amounts of money through their touring and record sales, but they found themselves depende…

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Start Up the Eighties - Mick Tv, Drifting Apart, Stu's Final Bow, Wheels Keep Turning

At the beginning of the eighties, the Rolling Stones were facing what seemed like an uphill battle. The pop charts began looking like an alien landscape, with skinny-tied new wavers and slick, modern R & B taking control. The Stones were still playing rough, blues-based rock and roll, despite a couple of experiments with other music, and it was hard to see them having a place in the new ma…

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Satisfaction - Jagger's Wandering Spirit, The Elegant Mr. Richards, 2000 Men, Time Is On Their Side

The Stones continued to build on the momentum they began with Steel Wheels. They followed up Steel Wheels with their live album, Flashpoint, and two more studio albums, Voodoo Lounge in 1994 and Bridges to Babylon in 1997. They also recorded an acoustic album, Stripped, in 1995, and they released another live album, No Security, toward the end of the decade. They toured twice, once for Voodoo …

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