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The Rolling Stones


1936

Bill Wyman was born.

1941

Charlie Watts was born.

1942

Brian Jones was born.

1943

Mick Jagger was born.

1943

Keith Richards was born.

1947

Ron Wood was born.

1949

Mick Taylor was born.

1964

The Animals, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds and other British blues bands achieve success recording American blues; Son House “rediscovered” and performs at the Newport Folk Festival.

1964

“That Girl Belongs to Yesterday,” by Gene Pitney, enters the Hot 100. Written by Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it is their first song to chart in America.

1964

The Rolling Stones arrive in America for their first North American appearances.

1964

The Rolling Stones launch their second U.S. tour by performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. Though Sullivan swears he’ll never have them back, the group performs on the program six times between 1964 and 1969.

1964

The concert film ‘The TAMI Show’ is recorded in Santa Monica, CA, featuring James Brown, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones and the Supremes.

1965

The Rolling Stones score their first #1 on the American charts with “Satisfaction”.

1966

The Rolling Stones reach #1 with “Paint It Black”.

1967

Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones) was a hit.

1968

Decca withdraws the release of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Beggars Banquet’ due to its controversial cover art. The album is released in December.

1968

The Rolling Stones film the ‘Rock and Roll Circus’, with guests Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jethro Tull and the Who.

1969

Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool.

1969

The Rolling Stones’ free concert in Hyde Park is held in England. The show drew nearly 500,000 people, the largest gathering in England since V-E Day.

1969

The Rolling Stones reach #1 with “Honky Tonk Women”.

1969

A free concert is organized by the Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway, outside San Francisco. The event turns ugly when sets are disrupted by violence from Hell’s Angels, Marty Balin is knocked unconscious, and a concert-goer is stabbed to death.

1969

‘Let It Bleed’ by the Rolling Stones enters the charts.

1971

Atlantic announces the signing of the Rolling Stones. The group’s recordings will appear on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.

1971

"Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones was a hit.

1973

"Angie" by The Rolling Stones was a hit.

1974

Mick Taylor leaves the band. The following year, Ron Wood replaces him on guitar.

1978

"Miss You" by The Rolling Stones was a hit.

1982

Pete Townshend, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, the Police and David Bowie kick off the “I Want My MTV” advertising campaign.

1989

The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1989

The Rolling Stones release "Steel Wheels." The album reaches Number Three on the charts.

1989

The Stones embark on the Urban Jungle tour of Europe. The tour runs through August 25, 1990.

1990

The Stones embark on the Urban Jungle tour of Europe. The tour runs through August 25, 1990.

1993

Bill Wyman leaves the band.

1994

The Stones release "Voodoo Lounge." It is their first album without Bill Wyman. Darryl Jones replaces him on bass.

1994

The Voodoo Lounge tour kicks off in Washington DC.

1994

The Rolling Stones receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on the MTV Video Music Awards show.

1997

The Bridges to Babylon tour kicks off in Chicago.

1999

The Rolling Stones begin a stripped-down tour of North America. It’s called the No Security tour.

2002

The Rolling Stones kick off the Licks world tour. It runs until November 9, 2003.

2005

The Stones embark on the A Bigger Bang tour. The first show is in Boston, and it is their biggest tour ever.

2005

"A Bigger Bang" is released. It reaches Number Three in the U.S.

2006

The Stones play Superbowl XL in Detroit.

2006

The Rolling Stones film "Shine A Light" at the Beacon Theatre in New York City over two nights, October 29 and November 1, 2006. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and premieres in theaters in February 2008.

2010

"Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones" is released. The movie was filmed in 1972.

2012

"GRRR!" is released. The box set features two new tracks, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot."

2012

The Stones play their first 50th anniversary concert at the O2 Arena in London. On December 8, they play the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, and on December 13 and 15, they play the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The Rolling Stones