The Rolling Stones
The English rock band The Rolling Stones was formed in 1962. The five
origional members of the group were lead singer Mick Jagger (1943- ),
guitarists Keith Richard (1943- ) and Brian Jones (1942-1969), bassist Bill
Wyman (1936- ), and drummer Charlie Watts (1941- ). Brian Jones left the
band in 1969 just before his death. Mick Talyor replaced Jones. Five years
later in 1974 Talyor quit the band. Ron Wood has been the stones second
guitarist since then.
The Rolling Stones were origionaly formed to play the music of earlier
blues and rock artists. However, years later Jagger and Richard soon began
writing most of the band's material. Some of their hit songs include "(I Can't
Get No) Satisfaction" (1965), "Get Off My Cloud" (1965), "Honky Tonk Women"
(1969), "Brown Sugar" (1971) and "Start Me Up" (1981). In the 1980's the members
of The Rolling Stones began involving themselves in solo recording projects.