The Rolling Stones is an English rock band formed in 1962, at the same time led the British invasion and became famous in the United States from 1964 to 1965. The group had become an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s. An essential feature of the Rolling Stones was transforming the blues into a significant rock and roll. The other was the shift in international attention to the blues culture towards the blues known to John Lee Hooker and Chase Records artists such as Rollin ‘Stone author Maddie Waters.
The band’s first line-up included Brian Jones as guitarist and harmonica, Ian Stuart as a pianist, Mick Jagger as a lead singer and harmonica player, Keith Richards as guitarist and vocalist, Bill Wyman as the bassist, and Charlie Watts as drummer Was. Since Wyman’s departure in 1993, bassist Daryl Jones has worked with the band as a collaborator and principal member.
The Rolling Stones entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the group fourth among the “Top 100 Artists in History.” The band albums are also estimated to sell over 250 million copies. They have released 29 studio albums, 18 live albums, and numerous compilations. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the band’s first of eight consecutive albums released in the United States. Let It Bleed (1969) is also the first of five successive studios and live albums in the UK. In 2008, Stones was ranked 10th on the Billboard Top 100 Artists of All Time. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of the album GRRR! They celebrated the band’s top songs in 2013 with two new songs. The songs were Top of the Charts, Doom and Nostalgia. They topped the Glastonbury Festival with Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Suns.