The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones
Blues-rock
Official Website: rollingstones.com
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962 who were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US from 1964–65 and an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s. The Rolling Stones were also instrumental in making blues a major part ...

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The Breakdown

  • General
  • Albums
  • Appearances
  • Awards
  • Influence
  • Articles
  • General Information

  • Aliases
    Rolling Stones, the stones

About

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962 who were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US from 1964–65 and an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s. The Rolling Stones were also instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll, and of changing the international focus of blues culture to the blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of "Rollin' Stone", the song after which the band is named. American music critic Robert Palmer said the Rolling Stones' "remarkable endurance" stems from being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music" while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone".

The first settled line-up had Brian Jones on guitar and harmonica, Ian Stewart on piano, Mick Jagger on lead vocals and harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar and backing vocals, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums. Jones left the band about a month prior to his death in 1969, and was replaced by Mick Taylor, who was replaced by Ronnie Wood in 1975. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, bassist Darryl Jones, though not a full band member, has been the main bassist.

  • Awards Won

  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
    1985 / 28th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    1994 / Voodoo Lounge / 37th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
    1994 / Love Is Strong / 37th Annual Grammy Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects
    1995 / Love Is Strong / 1995 MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography
    1995 / Love Is Strong / 1995 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Juno Award for International Entertainer of the Year
    1991 / Juno Awards of 1991
  • NME Awards for Best Live Band
    2013 / NME Awards 2013
  • World Music Award for World's Best Selling Touring Band
    2005 / 2005 World Music Awards
  • MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
    1994 / 1994 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Billboard Music Artist Achievement Award
    1994 / 1994 Billboard Music Awards
  • Nominations

  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1981 / Tattoo You
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1990 / Almost Hear You Sigh
  • Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1997 / Anybody Seen My Baby?
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    1997 / Bridges to Babylon
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1989 / Mixed Emotions
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    2005 / A Bigger Bang
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
    1994 / Love Is Strong
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
    1994 / Voodoo Lounge
  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1986 / Harlem Shuffle
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Concept Video
    1984 / Undercover of the Night
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