The Rolling Stones is a rock band from London, England, which was formed in 1962. The first member of the group was Brian Jones who could play guitar, harmonica, and keyboards, Mick Jagger, who was the lead vocals and was able to play harmonica, Keith Richards as a guitarist and for vocals, Bill Wyman as a bass guitarist, Charlie Watts was the drummer.
Ian Stewart use to play the piano. Stewart was made to leave the band in 1963, but he continued to work as a contracted musician with the band until he died in 1985. Initially, the band’s songwriters and group leaders were Jagger and Richards. Later, leadership was transferred to Andrew Loog Oldham, who became the band’s manager. Brian Jones left the band in 1969 and died in less than a month’s duration of leaving the group. He was replaced by Mike Taylor.
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were childhood friends, and they were also classmates; they lived in Dartford, Kent, in 1950. In 1954, Then Jagger’s family moved to Wilmington, Kent, 8.0 km away from there current location. Mick was carrying Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records which revealed a similar interest.
Later a musical partnership occurred. Keith and Taylor use to meet at Jagger’s house. Then they had changes in their meeting place; they decided to move there meeting place to Taylor’s home in late 1961. Keith and Taylor met Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith, who also joined the group. The members of the band named their band ‘the Blues Boys.’
The Blues Boys read an article about the Ealing Jazz Club in Jazz News newspaper in March 1962, which mentioned the name of Alexis Korner’s (the father of British Blues) rhythm and blues band, Blues Incorporated. Blues Boys sent a recording of their best performance of music to Korner, who was impressed by there music.
On 7 April 1962, The band visited the Ealing Jazz Club and met the members of Blues Incorporated, Brian Jones as a slide guitarist, Ian Stewart as a keyboardist and Charlie Watts as a drummer. After having a meeting with Korner, Mick and Kieth started playing with the members of the Blues Incorporated.
The band advertised for bandmates in Jazz Weekly with Jones no longer in the group. Stewart found a practice space for the band, and together, they decided to form a band playing Chicago blues. But soon after, Jagger, Taylor, and Richards left the band to join Brian and Ian. Initially, during their first rehearsal, they had Geoff Bradford as a guitarist and Brian Knight as a vocalist, but both of them didn’t join the band as they had a creator difference with Jagger and Richards to play the Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley songs.
In June 1962, in an audition for a drummer, Tony Chapman joined the band as a drummer, also completing the band’s line-up of Mick, Keith, Brian, Ian, and Taylor. The group, named during a phone call between Jones and Jazz News in which when the interviewer asked the band’s name, Brian saw a Muddy Waters LP lying on the floor, and one of the tracks was named “Rollin’ Stone” so Brian said the name of the band as Rollin’ Stone.
They started the whole proceedings in Marquee Club, where they named the group as ‘the Rollin Stones”. Soon after, the band went on their first tour in the United Kingdom, which they called a “training ground” tour, as they had their first tour. They played the songs of the Chicago blues as well as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.
The band’s bassist Bill Wyman joined the group in December 1962, and drummer Charlie Watts joined in January 1963. In 1963 the members of the band were searching for the popularity of the band. In 1964, Two unknown opinion polls rated the Rollin’ Stone as Britain’s most popular band, even outranking the very famous group of The Beatles. The band’s name was changed soon after their first tour from “the Rollin’ Stones” to “The Rolling Stones.”
Awards & Achievements
The Rolling Stones is one of the most popular bands in the history of music industries. The band has won so many awards that it is tough to mention each prize that they have won. The group has been nominated in a total of 95 times for the awards, out of which they have won the awards 40 times. The band has won four Grammy Awards, one in 1987, two in 1995, and one in 2018.
Net Worth of The Rolling Stones in 2023
The net worth of The Rolling Stones should be very high as considering their popularity between peoples. The band is working since 1962, the time the group was formed. The earning of the band mostly depended on their music tours and the release of their new albums. The net worth of The Rolling Stones is estimated to be $950 Million as of September 2023. The band is still doing tours; their last visit was done in 2019.
There were changes in the members of the band, but it didn’t affect the popularity of the group and the quality of music that they made. They remained very popular between there fans and was also one of the best bands of all time. The band is still entertaining their fans from there music by doing live music tours.