The Rolling Stones is one of the most popular rock bands of all time. Formed in the UK in 1962 by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts (who was later removed from the band in 1963 and who went on to became the band’s road manager), the band continues to write music and tour today. And while most of the original band members have left over the years or have passed away, the band continues to perform their unique music on soundstages around the world.
Famous Rolling Stones Records
Popular records by the band include Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, and Some Girls. But if you ask any Stones fan, they have their own favorite songs from various albums. The band is so engrained in modern culture that many fans can tell you where they were the first time they heard a particular Stones song.
The fact that this band continues to play for audiences around the world is truly amazing. While other famous bands such as The Beatles or The Beach Boys are still as popular as they were when they first started, The Rolling Stones continue to reinvent themselves for future generations.
Fun Facts about The Rolling Stones
Given the band’s long history, there are many fun and interesting facts that many people and diehard fans do not know. These facts add much to the band’s image and create an artistic tapestry that continues to delight and amuse fans. For example, did you know:
The Rolling Stones have released 24 albums in the United States and 22 albums in the United Kingdom. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide. That’s an amazing number of albums that includes eight live concert albums from eight U.S. tours and nine U.K. tours.
The name of the band is a tribute to blues legend Muddy Waters and his song ‘Rollin’ Stone.’ Several songs written by the entire band including “Andrew’s Blues,” “Aftermath,” and “Off the Hook” were credited under the pseudonym Nanker/Phelge. Also, albums produced by ‘the Glimmer Twins’ were actually produced by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
The cover art for Sticky Fingers was designed by Andy Warhol who, according to many different rumors, designed the bands signature ‘tongue’ logo – others also rumored to have created the logo include graphic designers Craig Braun and John Pasche.
Finding Vintage Stones Records and Recordings
Thanks to the Internet, finding vintage Stones record albums and recordings is much easier than scouring flea markets or auction houses and estate sales. Use the search box located on this website to find available records. Enter in the title of the Stones album you want to find. In addition to finding vintage Stones albums, you can use the search function to find recordings by other artists.
Collecting Rolling Stones records can be an exciting hobby given the breadth of their work. As the band continues to tour and expand their fan base, original recordings and live recordings will become more valuable – but not only for vintage record collectors, but for Stones fans as well.