The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Quotes

United Kingdom,
1962

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica, keyboards), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985. The band's primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as touring bassist. The Stones have not had an official keyboardist since 1963, but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche (1965–1971), Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Billy Preston (1971–1981), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), and Chuck Leavell (1982–present).

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  • Mick Jagger: Why would you open a shop during a pandemic? Well, you know, it’s eternal optimism. You could have put it off, I guess, till next year... but there will be a little bit of pick up, I think.
  • Mick Jagger: I thought the Cassidy character kind of suited me, and he was a kind of charming rather malignant person. He's quite a bit crooked, he's very invasive of other people.
  • Ronnie Wood: Luckily I had a valve that cut off, if it was going to be too much in my body, that said 'no, don't go over, don't cross this line, otherwise you will not make it'.