Critics and fans agree. The Rolling Stones are the Greatest R. & R. Band of All Time. The group was formed, in 1962-3 by multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and keyboardist Ian Stewart. The Stones, were Mick Jagger, lead singer, Keith Richards lead guitarist, Bill Wyman bass player and Charlie Watts drummer. All members, except drummer Charlie Watts sang Backup Vocals. Ian Stewart, was dropped from the group in 1963.
Brian Jones, was the most versatile in the band. He played guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass, saxophone, sitar on “Painted Black,” and the marimbas on, “Symphony for the Devil.” Brian, wanted the Rolling Stones to be a cover blues band. A great musician, but a weak songwriter, Brian found himself, with no defined place in the band. Mick and Keith, were outstanding songwriters and ultimately, the Rolling Stones became Their Band. From the start, there were tremendous problems. Brian’s hard feelings, led to his overwhelming drug addiction. The tension, and animosity within the Rolling Stones, were Brian Jones responsibility. By 1969, Brian was thrown out of the group HE FORMED.
The Large, 1964 Rolling Stones Pinback Button. Features the original 5, Brian, Mick, Keith, Bill and Charlie. Especially Rare, as it was the Rolling Stones First Fan Club Pinback. Their earliest hits, “Satisfaction” and “Get Off My Cloud” came from this period. The 5, hit America, as, “The Bad Boys of R. & R.” A rebellious opposite of the Beatles.
The 1966, Rolling Stones “N. American Tour Pinback,” has the 5 Original Rolling Stones. Their first 3 albums, all went to # 1. So successful, they released their 1st Greatest Hits Vol. 1. Album. This, 50 year old pinback was only sold at the events. This would be the last American Tour Brian would appear on. The Hits came n0n stop. “Painted Black,” “Time Is On My Side,” “All Over Now,” and “Last Time,” to name a few.
The Beatles, were no longer performing live. At this point, The Rolling Stones, became the most successful performing R. & R. Band on Earth. Brian, would continue on the plagued 1967 European Tour. His live shows were over. Brian Jones last recorded work, appeared on the Album, “Let it Bleed.”
Mick Taylor, replaced Brian in late 1969. He, has always been considered the most accomplished musician, to play as part of the Rolling Stones. Taylor played during an extremely successful period. “Jumping Jack Flash” and “Tumbling Dice,” were 2 of their biggest hits. “Exile On Main Street” and “Sticky Fingers” were huge albums worldwide.
Mick Taylor, departed after 5 years. Before, the 1975 “Tour of the Americas.” Jagger, Richards and the others auditioned a replacement. After, passing on Peter Frampton, Jeff Beck, and Rory Gallagher, they chose Ronnie Wood. This, 1975 “Tour of the Americas” was Ronnie’s first with the Stones. The hits never stopped. “It’s Only Rock and Roll,” was featured. On the 1975 tour, no pre-1968 songs were played, except “Satisfaction” and “Get off My Cloud.” Ronnie Wood worked out. He has been a Rolling Stone, for 41 YEARS. The 1975 Tour Pinback with 1975 Rolling Stones Tour Logo, was a promotional pinback offered by the Radio Station publicizing the event. This one, by WPLJ New York for the 6 shows at M.S.G.
The Stones, most lucrative tour, grossed more than $360 Million. The Rolling Stones, have sold more than 250 Million Albums. Have decades of Classic Hits. Released 29 Studio albums, and 21 Live as well. After their 52nd Anniversary, the Rolling Stones are still, the “Greatest R. & R. Band of All Time.” My Forever Treasures is in a Celebrate the Icons Mood. As, we offer 3 vintage Rolling Stones Crown Jewels from our Pinback Treasures. These 3, come with an “Emotional Rescue” Guarantee.
The Rolling Stones Live in Bremen 1998 – Full concert (HQ)