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date: 14 December 2019

Rolling Stones, thelocked

  • Allan F. Moore


English rock group. They were the foremost London-based rhythm and blues band of the early 1960s to break into popular consciousness, whereupon they acted as the counterfoil to the Beatles' accessible geniality. Mick Jagger (Michael Philip Jagger; b Dartford, 26 July 1943; vocals and harmonica), Keith Richards (b Dartford, 18 Dec 1943; rhythm guitar), Brian Jones (Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones; b Cheltenham, 28 Feb 1942; d Hatfield, West Sussex, 3 July 1969; lead guitar), Ian Stewart (piano) and Dick Taylor (bass guitar) emerged in late 1962 from Alexis Korner's informal, ground-breaking Blues Incorporated, performing covers of rhythm and blues songs by such artists as Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. By 1963, Bill Wyman (William Perks; b Plumstead, London, 24 Oct 1936) had replaced Taylor and Charlie Watts (Charles Robert Watts; b Islington, London, 2 June 1941; drums) had joined, while the older Stewart was moved to a backstage role by the group's manager and producer Andrew Oldham. They signed a recording contract with Decca, after the label's unfortunate decision to reject the Beatles....

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