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Rolling Stones Film Crossfire Hurricane Reviewed

December 22, 2012 Leave a comment

 The film itself doesn’t really explain how they earned the right to call themselves “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band”. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentary maker Brett Morgen, it’s a strange mix of archive footage and new interviews with current band members Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie, as well as former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. The new interviews are audio recordings, which Morgen cuts over old video images, and the film doesn’t include anything shot after the late 1970s. As a result, until the final credits, we never see the Stones post-craggification.

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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood cautioned for assault

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 62, has been cautioned by police for common assault following an incident in Surrey earlier this month.

The incident took place in Claygate High Street in Esher on 2 December.

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Hard Rock Legend Loses Cancer Fight

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Influential Australian hard rockers Rose Tattoo had sad news for fans on Tuesday, “We’re very sad to announce that Rose Tattoo founding member and guitarist Mick Cocks lost his battle against liver cancer and passed away today, on December 22th,” they said in a statement on their website.

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Reminder: Rolling Stones Boxset Out Next Week

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

COVER

COVER

November 27 and 28 mark the 40th anniversary of the recording of the Rolling Stones concerts at Madison Square Garden that yielded the epochal Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, the band’s definitive live album. In recognition of that historic occasion when “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” played “The World’s Greatest Stage,” ABKCO Records will release Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set and a Super Deluxe Box Set on November 3rd and November 17th respectively. The late Lester Bangs reviewing the original album in the November 12, 1970 issue of Rolling Stone wrote, “It’s still too soon to tell, but I’m beginning to think Ya-Ya’s just might be the best album they ever made. I have no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.”

The Deluxe Box Set comprises three audio CDs including a remastered disc of the original Ya-Ya’s repertoire as well as a disc of five previously unreleased Stones tracks recorded at the same Madison Square Garden shows. The third CD encompasses unreleased performances by the shows’ stellar openers: B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner, five songs from the former and seven songs from the latter. The Box Set also includes a 56-page Collectors Edition book featuring photos and an essay by Ethan Russell, the acclaimed photographer who accompanied the Stones on the ’69 tour, as well as the original Rolling Stone Magazine review by Lester Bangs and a series of recollections from a cross-section of fans who attended the concerts and a replica of the original Stones ’69 tour poster by David Byrd. There will be a code in a limited number of Box Sets enabling fans to download “I’m Free” for Guitar Hero 5.

Included as well is a bonus DVD by legendary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, also entitled Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The film includes brilliantly shot full-length performances of the five previously unreleased Stones songs — “Prodigal Son, ” “You Gotta Move,” “Under My Thumb,” “I’m Free” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Beyond the song performances – presented in 5.1 surround sound — the film includes a sequence with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Jack the donkey during the cover shoot for the Ya-Ya’s album and backstage tête-à-têtes between Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor. During “Satisfaction” Janis Joplin is seen doing an impromptu boogaloo at the side of the stage. There is also a sequence shot at Olympic Studios in London during a mixing session plus a heliport summit meeting with the Grateful Dead. The film will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 26.

Rolling Stones discography

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Albums

(Note: The early albums released from 1964 to 1967 were originally released on Decca Records in the UK, and on London Records in the US, often in a variety of different forms.)

It was common practice in the music industry prior to 1967 for British releases to be reconfigured for the American market. In some cases, the US version would feature a different track listing, cover, and sometimes even title from its UK counterpart. The first five Rolling Stones albums were converted into eight LPs for American consumption, adding material from non-album singles and the UK EPs, and adding the concert document Got Live If You Want It!. The two Big Hits singles packages, respectively from 1966 and 1969, differ in each nation, and in the case of December’s Children (And Everybody’s) and Flowers, there are no UK counterparts. After The Beatles insisted  that their magnum opus, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, be released internationally in identical configuration regarding cover and track order, the practice was quickly abandoned. Rolling Stones’ LP releases from Their Satanic Majesties Request in 1967 are uniform in both the UK and the US, except for the abovementioned Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2).

Studio albums

Year Album details U.K. U.S. Certifications
(sales threshold)
1964 The Rolling Stones

  • Release date: April 16, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
1(51 wks) 11(35 wks) US: Gold
1964 12 X 5

  • Release date: October 17, 1964
  • Label: London Records
3(38 wks) US: Gold
1965 The Rolling Stones No. 2

  • Release date: January 15, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
1(37 wks)
1965 The Rolling Stones, Now!

  • Release date: February 13, 1965
  • Label: London Records
5(53 wks) US: Gold
1965 Out of Our Heads

  • Release date: September 24, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
2(24 wks) 1(65 wks) US: Platinum
1965 December’s Children (And Everybody’s)

  • Release date: December 4, 1965
  • Label: London Records
4(33 wks) US: Gold
1966 Aftermath

  • Release date: April 15, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
1(28 wks) 2(50 wks) US: Gold
1967 Between the Buttons

  • Release date: January 20, 1967
  • Label: Decca Records
3(22 wks) 2(47 wks) US: Gold
1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request

  • Release date: December 8, 1967
  • Label: Decca Records
3(13 wks) 2(30 wks) US: Gold
1968 Beggars Banquet

  • Release date: December 6, 1968
  • Label: Decca Records
3(12 wks) 5(32 wks) US: Platinum
1969 Let It Bleed

  • Release date: December 5, 1969
  • Label: Decca Records
1(29 wks) 3(44 wks) UK: Platinum
US: 2× Multi-Platinum
1971 Sticky Fingers

  • Release date: April 23, 1971
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
1(26 wks) 1(62 wks) US: 3× Multi-Platinum
1972 Exile on Main St.

  • Release date: May 12, 1972
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
1(16 wks) 1(43 wks) US: Platinum
1973 Goats Head Soup

  • Release date: August 31, 1973
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
1(14 wks) 1(37 wks) UK: Gold
US: 3× Multi-Platinum
1974 It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • Release date: October 18, 1974
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
2(9 wks) 1(20 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
1976 Black and Blue

  • Release date: April 23, 1976
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
2(14 wks) 1(24 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
1978 Some Girls

  • Release date: June 9, 1978
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
2(25 wks) 1(82 wks) UK: Gold
US: 6× Multi-Platinum
1980 Emotional Rescue

  • Release date: June 20, 1980
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
1(18 wks) 1(51 wks) UK: Gold
US: 2× Multi-Platinum
1981 Tattoo You

  • Release date: August 24, 1981
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
2(29 wks) 1(58 wks) UK: Gold
US: 4× Multi-Platinum
1983 Undercover

  • Release date: November 7, 1983
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
3(18 wks) 4(23 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
1986 Dirty Work

  • Release date: March 24, 1986
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
4(10 wks) 4(25 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
GER: Gold
1989 Steel Wheels

  • Release date: August 29, 1989
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
2(18 wks) 3(36 wks) UK: Gold
US: 3× Multi-Platinum
GER: Gold
1994 Voodoo Lounge

  • Release date: July 11, 1994
  • Label: Virgin Records
1(24 wks) 2(38 wks) UK: Gold
US: 2× Multi-Platinum
GER: Platinum
1997 Bridges to Babylon

  • Release date: September 29, 1997
  • Label: Virgin Records
6(6 wks) 3(27 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
GER: Platinum
2005 A Bigger Bang

  • Release date: September 5, 2005
  • Label: Virgin Records
1(4 wks) 3(19 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
GER: Platinum

Compilations

Year Album details U.K. U.S. Certifications
(sales threshold)
1966 Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (US)

  • Release date: March 28, 1966
  • Label: London Records
3(99 wks) US: 2x Multi-Platinum
1966 Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (UK)

  • Release date: November 4, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
4(43 wks)
1967 Flowers

  • Release date: June 26, 1967
  • Label: London Records
3(35 wks) US: Gold
1969 Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)

  • Release date: September 12, 1969
  • Label: Decca Records
2(37 wks) 2(32 wks) US: Platinum
1971 Stone Age

  • Release date: March 6, 1971
  • Label: Decca Records
4(7 wks)
1971 Gimme Shelter

  • Release date: September 10, 1971
  • Label: Decca Records
19(5 wks)
1971 Hot Rocks 1964-1971

  • Release date: December 20, 1971
  • Label: ABKCO Records
4(243 wks) US: 12x Multi-Platinum
1972 Milestones

  • Release date: February 18, 1972
  • Label: Decca Records
14(8 wks)
1972 Rock’n’Rolling Stones

  • Release date: October 13, 1972
  • Label: Decca Records
41(1 wk)
1972 More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)

  • Release date: December 11, 1972
  • Label: ABKCO Records
9(29 wks) US: Gold
1973 No Stone Unturned

  • Release date: October 5, 1973
  • Label: Decca Records
1975 Metamorphosis

  • Release date: June 6, 1975
  • Label: ABKCO Records
45(1 wk) 8(13 wks)
1975 Made in the Shade

  • Release date: June 6, 1975
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
14(12 wks) 6(17 wks) US: Platinum
1975 Rolled Gold: The Very Best of Rolling Stones

  • Release date: November 6, 1975
  • Label: Decca Records
7(50 wks) UK: Gold
1979 Time Waits For No One

  • Release date: May 29, 1979
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
1980 Solid Rock

  • Release date: October 28, 1980
  • Label: Decca Records
1981 Slow Rollers

  • Release date: January 1, 1981
  • Label: Decca Records
1981 Sucking in the Seventies

  • Release date: March 9, 1981
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
15(12 wks) US: Gold
1982 In Concert

  • Release date: July 21, 1982
  • Label: Decca Records
94(3 wks)
1982 Story of The Stones

  • Release date: December 1, 1982
  • Label: Decca Records
24(12 wks) UK: Gold
1984 Rewind (1971-1984)

  • Release date: June 29, 1984
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
23(18 wks) 86(11 wks) US: Gold
1989 Singles Collection: The London Years

  • Release date: August 15, 1989
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
91(22 wks) US: Platinum
1990 Hot Rocks 1964-1971

  • Release date: June 25, 1990
  • Label: Decca Records
3(24 wks) UK: 2x Platinum
1993 Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones

  • Release date: November 22, 1993
  • Label: Virgin Records
16(28 wks) UK: 2x Platinum
GER: Gold
2002 Forty Licks

  • Release date: September 30, 2002
  • Label: Virgin/ABKCO/Decca
2(45 wks) 2(48 wks) UK: 3x Multi-Platinum
US: 4x Multi-Platinum
GER: Platinum
2004 Singles 1963-1965

  • Release date: April 26, 2004
  • Label: Decca/ABKCO
2004 Singles 1965-1967

  • Release date: July 12, 2004
  • Label: Decca/ABKCO
2004 Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones

  • Release date: August 24, 2004
  • Label: Virgin Records
30(58 wks) US: Platinum
2005 Singles 1968-1971

  • Release date: February 28, 2005
  • Label: Decca/ABKCO
2005 Rarities 1971-2003

  • Release date: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Virgin Records
76(6 wks)
2007 Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones

  • Release date: November 12, 2007
  • Label: UMTV
26(7 wks)
2009 The Rolling Stones Box Set

  • Release date: July 28, 2009
  • Label: Hip-O Records

[edit] Live albums

Year Album details U.K. U.S. Certifications[1][2][3]
(sales threshold)
1966 Got Live if You Want It! (US only)

  • Release date: December 10, 1966
  • Label: London Records
6(48 wks) US: Gold
1970 Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert

  • Release date: September 4, 1970
  • Label: Decca Records
1(16 wks) 6(23 wks) US: Platinum
1977 Love You Live

  • Release date: September 23, 1977
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
3(8 wks) 5(17 wks) UK: Gold
US: Gold
1982 “Still Life” (American Concert 1981)

  • Release date: June 1, 1982
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
4(18 wks) 5(23 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
1991 Flashpoint

  • Release date: April 2, 1991
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
6(7 wks) 16(17 wks) UK: Silver
US: Gold
GER: Gold
1995 Stripped

  • Release date: November 13, 1995
  • Label: Virgin Records
9(11 wks) 9(19 wks) UK: Gold
US: Platinum
GER: Gold
1996 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

  • Release date: October 14, 1996
  • Label: Decca Records
12(4 wks) 92(3 wks)
1998 No Security

  • Release date: November 2, 1998
  • Label: Virgin Records
67(1 wk) 34(8 wks)
2004 Live Licks

  • Release date: November 1, 2004
  • Label: Virgin Records
38(4 wks) 50(2 wks) UK: Silver
US: Gold
2008 Shine a Light

  • Release date: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Polydor Records
2(6 wks) 11(7 wks) UK: Silver

[edit] UK EPs

Year EP details U.K.
1964 The Rolling Stones

  • Release date: January 17, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
1(57 wks)
1964 Five by Five

  • Release date: August 14, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
1(54 wks)
1965 got LIVE if you want it!

  • Release date: June 11, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
1(42 wks)

[edit] Side project album

Nicky Hopkins, Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts
Year Album details U.S.
1972 Jamming with Edward!

  • Release date: January 7, 1972
  • Label: Rolling Stones Records
33(11 wks)

Singles

  • In some cases B side of single charted separately; blank chart data equals single not released in that nation. First single in the US is “Not Fade Away” b/w “I Wanna Be Your Man,” respectively the A sides of the group’s third and second singles in the UK.
  • Bracketed numbers next to chart positions denotes number of weeks spent in the individual chart.

1960s

Release date A-side B-side UK Chart Peak US Chart Peak Norway Chart[4] Swedish Chart[5]
7 Jun 1963 “Come On” (Chuck Berry) “I Want to Be Loved” (Willie Dixon) #21 (14)
Sept 1963 “Poison Ivy” “Fortune Teller”
1 Nov 1963 “I Wanna Be Your Man” (Lennon/McCartney) “Stoned” (Nanker Phelge) #12 (16)
21 Feb 1964 (UK)
6 Mar 1964 (US)
“Not Fade Away” (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin) “Little by Little” (Nanker Phelge/Phil Spector) [UK]
“I Wanna Be Your Man” (Lennon/McCartney) [US]
#3 (15) #48 (14) #17 (2)
26 Jun 1964 (UK)
25 Jul 1964 (US)
“It’s All Over Now” (Bobby Womack/Shirley Womack) “Good Times, Bad Times” (Jagger/Richards) #1 (15) #26 (10) #5 (8) #3 (14)
Aug 1964 “Tell Me” (Jagger/Richards) “I Just Want to Make Love to You” (Dixon) #24 (10) #1 (15)
26 Sep 1964 “Time Is on My Side” (Norman Meade) “Congratulations” (Jagger/Richards) #6 (13) #15 (2)
13 Nov 1964 “Little Red Rooster” (Dixon) “Off the Hook” (Jagger/Richards) #1 (12) #6 (5) #6 (10)
19 Dec 1964 “Heart of Stone” (Jagger/Richards) “What a Shame” (Jagger/Richards) #19 (9)
Jan 1965 “What a Shame” (Jagger/Richards) “Heart of Stone” (Jagger/Richards) #124 (1)
26 Feb 1965 (UK)
13 Mar 1965 (US)
“The Last Time” (Jagger/Richards) “Play With Fire” (Jagger/Richards) #1 (13) #9 (10) #1 (14) #1 (12)
May 1965 (US) “Play With Fire” (Jagger/Richards) “The Last Time” (Jagger/Richards) #96 (2)
27 May 1965 (US)
20 Aug 1965 (UK)
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Jagger/Richards) “The Under-Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (Phelge) [US]
“The Spider and the Fly” (Jagger/Richards) [UK]
#1 (12) #1 (14) #1 (13) #1 (12)
25 Sep 1965 (US)
22 Oct 1965 (UK)
“Get Off of My Cloud” (Jagger/Richards) “I’m Free” (Jagger/Richards) [US]
“The Singer Not The Song” [UK]
#1 (12) #1 (12) #2 (13) #2 (12)
18 Dec 1965 (US) “As Tears Go By” (Jagger/Richards/Oldham) “Gotta Get Away” (Jagger/Richards) #6 (9)
4 Feb 1966 (UK)
12 Feb 1966 (US)
“19th Nervous Breakdown” (Jagger/Richards) “As Tears Go By” (Jagger/Richards/Oldham) [UK]
“Sad Day” (Jagger/Richards) [US]
#2 (8) #2 (10) #2 (9) #5 (7)
7 May 1966 (US)
13 May 1966 (UK)
“Paint It, Black” (Jagger/Richards) “Stupid Girl” (Jagger/Richards) [US]
“Long Long While” (Jagger/Richards) [UK]
#1 (10) #1 (11) #2 (10) #2 (11)
20 Jun 1966 “Mother’s Little Helper” (Jagger/Richards) “Lady Jane” (Jagger/Richards) #8 (9) #13 (4)
20 Jun 1966 “Lady Jane” (Jagger/Richards) “Mother’s Little Helper” (Jagger/Richards) #24 (8)
23 Sep 1966 (UK)
24 Sep 1966 (US)
“Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?”(Jagger/Richards) “Who’s Driving Your Plane?” (Jagger/Richards) #5 (8) #9 (7) #6 (3) #9 (6)
13 Jan 1967 (UK)
14 Jan 1967 (US)
“Let’s Spend the Night Together”
(Jagger/Richards) (Double ‘A’-side)
“Ruby Tuesday” (Jagger/Richards) (Double ‘A’-side) #3 (10) #55 (8) #2 (9) #6 (10)
14 Jan 1967 (US) “Ruby Tuesday” (Jagger/Richards) “Let’s Spend the Night Together” (Jagger/Richards) #1 (12)
18 Aug 1967 (UK)
2 Sep 1967 (US)
“We Love You” (Jagger/Richards) “Dandelion ” (Jagger/Richards) #8 (8) #50 (7) #9 (2) #5 (6)
2 Sep 1967 (US) “Dandelion” (Jagger/Richards) “We Love You” (Jagger/Richards) #14 (8)
2 Dec 1967 “In Another Land” (Bill Wyman) “The Lantern” (Jagger/Richards) #87 (6)
Dec 1967 “She’s a Rainbow” (Jagger/Richards) “2000 Light Years from Home” (Jagger/Richards) #25 (7) #14 (6)
24 May 1968 (UK)
1 Jun 1968 (US)
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (Jagger/Richards) “Child of the Moon” (Jagger/Richards) #1 (11) #3 (12) #3 (8) #8 (7)
31 Aug 1968 “Street Fighting Man” (Jagger/Richards) “No Expectations” (Jagger/Richards) #48 (7) #9 (5)
4 Jul 1969 (UK)
5 Jul 1969 (US)
“Honky Tonk Women” (Jagger/Richards) “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Jagger/Richards) #1 (17) #1 (15) #2 (15) #2 (12)

1970s

Release date A-side B-side UK Chart Peak US Chart Peak Norway Sweden
16 Apr 1971 (UK)
17 Apr 1971 (US)
“Brown Sugar” (Jagger/Richards) “Bitch” (Jagger/Richards) (US & UK)
“Let It Rock” (Live) (Berry) [UK only]
#2 (13) #1 (12) #4 (10)
12 Jun 1971 “Wild Horses” (Jagger/Richards) “Sway” (Jagger/Richards) #28 (8)
Jun 1971 “Street Fighting Man” (Jagger/Richards) “Surprise, Surprise” (Jagger/Richards) #21 (8)
15 Apr 1972 (US)
21 Apr 1972 (UK)
“Tumbling Dice” (Jagger/Richards) “Sweet Black Angel” (Jagger/Richards) #5 (8) #7 (10) #6 (6) #11 (7)
15 Jul 1972 “Happy” (Jagger/Richards) “All Down the Line” (Jagger/Richards) #22 (8)
Apr 1973 “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Jagger/Richards) “Sad Day” (Jagger/Richards) #42 (9)
17 Aug 1973 (UK)
28 Aug 1973 (US)
“Angie” (Jagger/Richards) “Silver Train” (Jagger/Richards) #5 (10) #1 (16) #1 (24)
Dec 1973 “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” (Jagger/Richards) “Dancing With Mr. D” (Jagger/Richards) #15 (11)
26 Jul 1974 (UK)
27 Jul 1974 (US)
“It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)” (Jagger/Richards) “Through the Lonely Nights” (Jagger/Richards) #10 (7) #16 (10) #8 (4)
25 Oct 1974 “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (Norman Whitfield/Eddie Holland) “Dance Little Sister” (Jagger/Richards) #17 (10)
23 May 1975 “I Don’t Know Why”
(Stevie Wonder/Paul Riser/Don Hunter/Lula Hardaway)
“Try A Little Harder” (Jagger/Richards) #42 (6)
Aug 1975 “Out of Time” (Jagger/Richards) “Jiving Sister Fanny” (Jagger/Richards) #45 (2) #81 (3)
20 Apr 1976 “Fool to Cry” (Jagger/Richards) “Crazy Mama” (Jagger/Richards) #6 (10) #10 (9)
Jun 1976 “Hot Stuff” (Jagger/Richards) “Fool to Cry” (Jagger/Richards) #49 (6)
19 May 1978 “Miss You” (Jagger/Richards) “Far Away Eyes” (Jagger/Richards) #3 (13) #1 (20) #11 (1) #6
9 Sep 1978 “Beast of Burden” (Jagger/Richards) “When the Whip Comes Down” (Jagger/Richards) #8 (13)
15 Sep 1978 “Respectable” (Jagger/Richards) “When the Whip Comes Down” (Jagger/Richards) #23 (9)
29 Nov 1978 “Shattered” (Jagger/Richards) “Everything Is Turning to Gold” (Jagger/Richards/Ronnie Wood) #31 (10)

1980s

Release date A-side B-side UK Chart Peak US Chart Peak US Main’
stream Rock
20 Jun 1980 “Emotional Rescue” (Jagger/Richards) “Down in the Hole” (Jagger/Richards) #9 (8) #3 (19)
19 Sep 1980 “She’s So Cold” (Jagger/Richards) “Send It to Me” (Jagger/Richards) #33 (6) #26 (13)
18 Apr 1981 “If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)” (Jagger/Richards/Wood) #26 (4)
14 Aug 1981 “Start Me Up” (Jagger/Richards) “No Use In Crying” (Jagger/Richards/Wood) #7 (9) #2 (24) #1 (32)
30 Nov 1981 “Waiting On A Friend” (Jagger/Richards) “Little T&A” (Jagger/Richards) #50 (6) #13 (15) #8 (14)
30 Nov 1981 “Little T&A” (Jagger/Richards) “Waiting On A Friend” (Jagger/Richards) #5 (16)
Feb 1982 “Hang Fire” (Jagger/Richards) “Neighbours” (Jagger/Richards) #20 (11) #2 (17)
1 Jun 1982 “Going To A Go-Go (Live)”
(Smokey Robinson/Marv Tarplin/Pete Moore/Bobby Rogers)
“Beast Of Burden (Live)” (Jagger/Richards) #26 (6) #25 (11) #5 (12)
13 Sep 1982 “Time Is on My Side (Live)” (Ragavoy) “Twenty Flight Rock (Live)” (Ned Fairchild/Eddie Cochran) #62 (2)
1 Nov 1983 “Undercover of the Night” (Jagger/Richards) “All the Way Down” (Jagger/Richards) #11 (11) #9 (14) #2 (14)
30 Jan 1984 “She Was Hot” (Jagger/Richards) “Think I’m Going Mad” (Jagger/Richards) #42 (4) #44 (9) #4 (19)
30 Jan 1984 “Think I’m Going Mad” (Jagger/Richards) “She Was Hot” (Jagger/Richards) #50 (2)
3 Jul 1984 “Too Tough” (Jagger/Richards) “Miss You” (Jagger/Richards) #14 (12)
5 Jul 1984 “Brown Sugar” (Jagger/Richards) (RE-ISSUE) “Bitch” (Jagger/Richards) (RE-ISSUE) #58 (4)
1 Dec 1984 “Too Much Blood” (Jagger/Richards) #38 (11)
26 Feb 1986 “Harlem Shuffle” (Bob Relf/Earl Nelson) “Had It With You” (Jagger/Richards/Wood) #13 (8) #5 (13) #2 (10)
Apr 1986 “Winning Ugly” (Jagger/Richards) PROMO #10 (13)
20 May 1986 “One Hit (to the Body)” (Jagger/Richards/Wood) “Fight” (Jagger/Richards/Wood) #80 (2) #28 (11) #3 (16)
21 Aug 1989 “Mixed Emotions” (Jagger/Richards) “Fancy Man Blues” (Jagger/Richards) #36 (5) #5 (12) #1 (9)
Sep 1989 “Sad Sad Sad” (Jagger/Richards) PROMO #14 (10)
13 Nov 1989 “Rock and a Hard Place” (Jagger/Richards) “Cook Cook Blues” (Jagger/Richards) #63 (3) #23 (14) #1 (19)

1990s

Release date A-side B-side UK Chart Peak US Chart Peak US Main’
stream Rock
23 Jan 1990 (US)
18 Jun 1990 (UK)
“Almost Hear You Sigh”
(Jagger/Richards/Steve Jordan)
“Break the Spell” (Jagger/Richards) US
“Wish I’d Never Met You” (Jagger/Richards) [UK]
#31 (5) #50 (9) #1 (13)
11 Jun 1990 “Paint It, Black” (Jagger/Richards) (RE-ISSUE) “Long Long While” (Jagger/Richards) #61 (3)
11 Aug 1990 “Terrifying” (Jagger/Richards) “Wish I’d Never Met You” (Jagger/Richards) #82 (2) #8 (15)
4 Mar 1991 “Highwire” (Jagger/Richards) “2000 Light Years from Home (Live)” (Jagger/Richards) #29 (4) #57 (7) #1 (11)
24 May 1991 “Ruby Tuesday (Live)” (Jagger/Richards) “Play With Fire (Live)” (Jagger/Richards) #59 (2)
May 1991 “Sex Drive” (Jagger/Richards]) PROMO #40 (3)
4 Jul 1994 “Love Is Strong” (Jagger/Richards) “The Storm” (Jagger/Richards)
“So Young” (Jagger/Richards) [UK only]
#14 (5) #91 (7) #2 (17)
26 Sep 1994 (UK)
Jan 1995 (US)
“You Got Me Rocking” (Jagger/Richards) “Jump On Top of Me” (Jagger/Richards) #23 (3) #113 (2) #2 (19)
28 Nov 1994 (UK)
17 Oct 1994 (US)
“Out of Tears” (Jagger/Richards) “I’m Gonna Drive” (Jagger/Richards)
“So Young” [US] (Jagger/Richards) [US]
“Sparks Will Fly” (Jagger/Richards) [UK]
#36 (4) #60 (15) #14 (14)
Jan 1995 “Sparks Will Fly” (Jagger/Richards) PROMO #30 (8)
3 Jul 1995 “I Go Wild” (Jagger/Richards) (remixes) #29 (3) #20 (9)
30 Oct 1995 “Like a Rolling Stone” (Bob Dylan) “Black Limousine” (Jagger/Richards/Wood)
“All Down the Line” (Jagger/Richards)
#12 (5) #109 (1) #16 (8)
1996 “Wild Horses (Live)” “Live with me (live)” / “Tumblin dice (live)”
22 Sep 1997 “Anybody Seen My Baby?”
(Jagger/Richards/k.d. lang/Ben Mink)
(remixes) #22 (3) #3 (16)
Dec 1997 “Flip The Switch”
(Jagger/Richards) PROMO
#14 (13)
26 Jan 1998 “Saint of Me” (Jagger/Richards) “Gimme Shelter” (Jagger/Richards)
“Anyway You Look At It” (Jagger/Richards)
#26 (2) #94 (5) #13 (18)
10 Aug 1998 “Out of Control” (Jagger/Richards) (remixes) #51 (1)
28 Nov 1998 “Gimme Shelter” (live)
(Jagger/Richards) PROMO
#29 (8)

2000s

Release date A-side B-side UK Chart Peak US Chart Peak US Main’
stream Rock
16 Dec 2002 “Don’t Stop” (Jagger/Richards) “Miss You (remix)” (Jagger/Richards) #36 (2) #21 (16)
6 Sep 2003 “Sympathy for the Devil (remix)” (Jagger/Richards) (remixes) #14 (6) #97 (1)
22 Aug 2005 “Streets of Love” (Jagger/Richards) “Rough Justice” (Jagger/Richards) #15 (4) #25 (16)
Nov 2005 “Oh No Not You Again” (Jagger/Richards) PROMO #34 (6)
5 Dec 2005 “Rain Fall Down”(Jagger/Richards) remixes #33 (2)
21 Aug 2006 “Biggest Mistake”(Jagger/Richards) “Dance Pt.1” (live) (Jagger/Richards/Wood)
“Before They Make Me Run” (live) (Jagger/Richards)
#51 (1)
May 2007 “Paint It, Black” (Jagger/Richards) (RE-ISSUE) #70 (1)

Rolling Stones Band members

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Line-ups

1962
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Brian Jones – guitars, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Keith Richards – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ian Stewart – piano, percussion

with

  • Mick Avory – drums
  • Tony Chapman – drums
  • Ricky Fenson – bass
  • Carlo Little – drums
  • Dick Taylor – bass
  • Bill Wyman – bass
January – April 1963
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Brian Jones – guitars, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Keith Richards – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ian Stewart – piano, percussion
  • Charlie Watts – drums
  • Bill Wyman – bass, backing vocals
May 1963 – May 1969
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Brian Jones – guitars, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion, tamboura, sitar, dulcimer, keyboards, autoharp, brass, woodwinds, theremin, kazoo
  • Keith Richards – guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
  • Bill Wyman – bass, vocals, percussion, keyboards
May 1969 – December 1974
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, guitar
  • Keith Richards – guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Mick Taylor – guitars, bass, synthesizer, percussion, backing vocals
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
  • Bill Wyman – bass, synthesizer
December 1974 – May 1975
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, guitar
  • Keith Richards – guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
  • Bill Wyman – bass, synthesizer
May 1975 – December 1992
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, keyboards, guitar
  • Keith Richards – guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – guitars, backing vocals, bass, drums, percussion
  • Bill Wyman – bass, synthesizer
1993 – present
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Keith Richards – guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – guitars, backing vocals, bass

with

  • Darryl Jones – bass

Rolling Stones Musical evolution

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The Rolling Stones are notable in modern popular music for assimilating various musical genres into their recording and performance, ultimately making the styles their very own. The band’s career is marked by a continual reference and reliance on musical styles like American blues, country, folk, reggae, dance; world music exemplified by the Master Musicians of Jajouka; as well as traditional English styles that use stringed instrumentation like harps. The band cut their musical teeth by covering early rock and roll and blues songs, and have never stopped playing live or recording cover songs.

Infusion of American blues

Jagger and Richards shared an admiration of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters and Little Walter, and their interest influenced Brian Jones, of whom Richards says, “He was more into T-Bone Walker and jazz-blues stuff. We’d turn him onto Chuck Berry and say, ‘Look, it’s all the same shit, man, and you can do it.'”Charlie Watts, a traditional jazz drummer, was also turned onto the blues after his introduction to the Stones. “Keith and Brian turned me on to Jimmy Reed and people like that. I learned that Earl Phillips was playing on those records like a jazz drummer, playing swing, with a straight four…”

Jagger, recalling when he first heard the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino and other major American R&B artists, said it “seemed the most real thing” he had heard up to that point. Similarly, Keith Richards, describing the first time he listened to Muddy Waters, said it was the “most powerful music [he had] ever heard…the most expressive.”

Early songwriting

Despite the Rolling Stones’ predilection for blues and R&B numbers on their early live setlists, the first original compositions by the band reflected a more wide-ranging interest. The first Jagger/Richards single, “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back),” is called by critic Richie Unterberger a “pop/rock ballad… When [Jagger and Richards] began to write songs, they were usually not derived from the blues, but were often surprisingly fey, slow, Mersey-type pop numbers.”[91] “As Tears Go By,” the ballad originally written for Marianne Faithfull, was one of the first songs written by Jagger and Richards and also one of many written by the duo for other artists. Jagger said of the song, “It’s a relatively mature song considering the rest of the output at the time. And we didn’t think of [recording] it, because the Rolling Stones were a butch blues group.” The Stones did later record a version which became a top five hit in the US.

On the early experience, Richards said, “The amazing thing is that although Mick and I thought these songs were really puerile and kindergarten-time, every one that got put out made a decent showing in the charts. That gave us extraordinary confidence to carry on, because at the beginning songwriting was something we were going to do in order to say to Andrew [Loog Oldham], ‘Well, at least we gave it a try…'” Jagger said, “We were very pop-orientated. We didn’t sit around listening to Muddy Waters; we listened to everything. In some ways it’s easy to write to order… Keith and I got into the groove of writing those kind of tunes; they were done in ten minutes. I think we thought it was a bit of a laugh, and it turned out to be something of an apprenticeship for us.”

The writing of the single “The Last Time,” The Rolling Stones’ first major single, proved a turning point. Richards called it “a bridge into thinking about writing for The Stones. It gave us a level of confidence; a pathway of how to do it.”  Built around a riff played by Brian Jones, the song was based on a traditional gospel song popularised by The Staples Singers and would be emblematic of the heavily guitar based sound to come.