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What’s Rock and Roll Without The Rolling Stones?

Rock and roll history will never be complete without mentioning the legendary British band The Rolling Stones.

Photo by lakandula

Formed in London in 1962, The Rolling Stones is an English rock band originally composed of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica, guitar) and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals). Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early line-up. Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, Daryl Jones and Chuck Leavell also joined at some point in the band’s evolution.

While R-and-B and blues cover songs dominated the Rolling Stones’ early material, their repertoire has always included rock and roll. Through the years ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone but The Rolling Stones’ music stays popular and relevant which according to a critic is due to them and their music being rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music.

Like many popular bands, The Rolling Stones’ popularity seemed in proportion to its lead singer’s fame who was often looked at as a countercultural and anti-establishment figure. Dubbed as one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock and roll, Mick Jagger’s career spanned more than 50 years in the music and entertainment industry.

In the latter part of the 1960s he ventured into film acting which was received with mixed reactions by his fans and the moviegoers. He went solo as a singer releasing his first solo album ‘She’s the Boss’ in 1985. Together with his original band The Rolling Stones, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was made Sir Michael Philipp being knighted in 2003.

This is my humble lomographic tribute to this cult classic rock and roll band. The legend lives on.

written by lakandula

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