Formation and early music
Where people listen
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 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 guitar , Charlie Watts drums , and Ian Stewart piano , the last of whom was removed from the official line-up in , but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in The band's primary songwriters, the partnership of 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 Jones left the band less than a month before his death in , having already been replaced by Mick Taylor , who in turn left in and was replaced in by Ronnie Wood , who has since remained. Since Wyman's departure in , Darryl Jones has served as bassist. The Stones have not had an official keyboardist since Stewart's departure in , but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche —71 , Nicky Hopkins —82 , Billy Preston —81 , Ian McLagan —81 , and Chuck Leavell —present. The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in , and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the s.
First original hits: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Get off My Cloud”
The Rolling Stones , British rock group, formed in , that drew on Chicago blues stylings to create a unique vision of the dark side of posts counterculture. The original members were Mick Jagger b. December 18, , Dartford , Brian Jones b. February 28, , Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England—d. October 24, , London, England , and Charlie Watts b. June 2, , London. Later members were Mick Taylor b. June 1, , London , and Darryl Jones b. December 11, , Chicago, Illinois, U.