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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Active for six decades, they are one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era. In the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, rhythmically driven sound that came to define hard rock. Their first stable line-up consisted of vocalist Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts. During their formative years, Jones was the primary leader: he assembled the band, named it, and drove their sound and image. After Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager in 1963, he encouraged them to write their own songs. Jagger and Richards became the primary creative force behind the band, alienating Jones, who had developed a drug addiction that interfered with his ability to contribute meaningfully.

Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the Rolling Stones started out playing covers and were at the forefront of the British Invasion in 1964, becoming identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. They then found greater success with their own material, as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1965), "Get Off of My Cloud" (1965), and "Paint It Black" (1966) became international number-one hits. Aftermath (1966) – their first entirely original album – is considered the most important of their formative records. In 1967, they had the double-sided hit "Ruby Tuesday"/"Let's Spend the Night Together" and experimented with psychedelic rock on Their Satanic Majesties Request. They returned to their rhythm and blues roots with hit songs such as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1968) and "Honky Tonk Women" (1969), and albums such as Beggars Banquet (1968), featuring "Sympathy for the Devil", and Let It Bleed (1969), featuring "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter". Let It Bleed was the first of five consecutive number-one albums in the UK.

Jones left the band shortly before his death in 1969, having been replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor. That year they were first introduced on stage as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World". Sticky Fingers (1971), which yielded "Brown Sugar" and included the first usage of their tongue and lips logo, was their first of eight consecutive number-one studio albums in the US. Exile on Main St. (1972), featuring "Tumbling Dice", and Goats Head Soup (1973), yielding the hit ballad "Angie", were also best sellers. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood in 1974. The band continued to release successful albums, including their two largest sellers: Some Girls (1978), featuring "Miss You", and Tattoo You (1981), featuring "Start Me Up". Steel Wheels (1989) was widely considered a comeback album and was followed by Voodoo Lounge (1994), a worldwide number-one album. Both releases were promoted by large stadium and arena tours, as the Stones continued to be a huge concert attraction; by 2007 they had recorded the all-time highest-grossing concert tour three times, and as recently as 2021 they were the highest-earning live act of the year. From Wyman's departure in 1993 to Watts' death in 2021, the band continued as a four-piece core, with Darryl Jones playing bass on tour and on most studio recordings, while Steve Jordan became their touring drummer following Watts' death. Their 2016 album, Blue & Lonesome, became their twelfth UK number-one album.

The Rolling Stones' estimated record sales of 200 million make them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The band has won three Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Billboard magazine and Rolling Stone have ranked the band as one of the greatest of all time.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1964The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones4.234
196412 × 5The Rolling Stones516
1964The Rolling Stones No. 2The Rolling Stones3.511
1965The Rolling Stones, Now!The Rolling Stones4.2518
1965Out of Our HeadsThe Rolling Stones4.733
1965December’s Children (and Everybody’s)The Rolling Stones417
1966AftermathThe Rolling Stones4.4538
1967Between the ButtonsThe Rolling Stones4.1528
1967Their Satanic Majesties RequestThe Rolling Stones4.626
1968Beggars BanquetThe Rolling Stones4.5528
1969Let It BleedThe Rolling Stones4.533
1971Sticky FingersThe Rolling Stones4.4542
1972Exile on Main St.The Rolling Stones4.4550
1973Goats Head SoupThe Rolling Stones3.229
1974It’s Only Rock ’n RollThe Rolling Stones3.2524
1976Black and BlueThe Rolling Stones3.823
1978Some GirlsThe Rolling Stones3.7533
1980Emotional RescueThe Rolling Stones3.6521
1981Tattoo YouThe Rolling Stones432
1983UndercoverThe Rolling Stones420
1986Dirty WorkThe Rolling Stones3.6522
1989Steel WheelsThe Rolling Stones3.6519
1994Voodoo LoungeThe Rolling Stones3.5517
1997Bridges to BabylonThe Rolling Stones4.3522
2005A Bigger BangThe Rolling Stones3.7518
2016Blue & LonesomeThe Rolling Stones3.6511

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1964Around and AroundThe Rolling Stones1
1964Greatest HitsThe Rolling Stones1
1965BravoThe Rolling Stones1
1965Beat Beat BeatThe Rolling Stones1
1965The Unstoppable StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1966Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)The Rolling Stones28
1966Pintalo de negroThe Rolling Stones1
1966The Rolling Stones Golden AlbumThe Rolling Stones1
1966The Rolling Stones in ActionThe Rolling Stones1
1966The Best of The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1967FlowersThe Rolling Stones314
1967Corazón de rocaThe Rolling Stones1
1967Your Poll Winners: The Rolling Stones Golden AlbumThe Rolling Stones1
1968DeluxeThe Rolling Stones1
1969Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2)The Rolling Stones2.519
1969Great HitsThe Rolling Stones1
1969The Best of The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1970DeluxeThe Rolling Stones / Righteous Brothers1
1970Double DeluxeRolling Stones1
1970Golden PrizeThe Rolling Stones1
1971Com PackThe Rolling Stones1
1971Hot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling Stones3.6520
1971A Golden History of The Rolling Stones (a.k.a. The Great History of The Rolling Stones)The Rolling Stones2
1971Gimme ShelterThe Rolling Stones2
1971MilestonesThe Rolling Stones3
1971Stone AgeThe Rolling Stones2
1971Stone Age / Got Live If You Want It!The Rolling Stones1
1971Super Max 20The Rolling Stones1
1971The Best The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1972More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)The Rolling Stones3.3519
1972Lo mejor de The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1972Rock ’n’ Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones2
1973Golden B-SdesThe Rolling Stones1
1973L’Age D’Or Des Rolling Stones N.1 CarolThe Rolling Stones1
1973No Stone UnturnedThe Rolling Stones3
1973Pop History Box SetThe Beatles / The Rolling Stones / The Beach Boys / The Lords / Small Faces21
1973The Beatles & The Rolling StonesThe Beatles & The Rolling Stones1
1973The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1974Oldies But Goodies - The Rolling Stones Early HitsThe Rolling Stones1
1974Big StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1974Discover StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1974GemThe Rolling Stones1
1975MetamorphosisThe Rolling Stones217
1975Made in the ShadeThe Rolling Stones312
1975Rolled Gold - The Very Best of The Rolling Stones Vol. 2The Rolling Stones1
1975Rolled GoldThe Rolling Stones36
1975Rolled Gold - The Very Best of The Rolling Stones Vol. 1The Rolling Stones1
1975Songs of The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
197612 Best PopsThe Rolling Stones1
1976Greatest HitsThe Rolling Stones1
1976StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1976The Very Best of The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1977Get StonedThe Rolling Stones1
197730 Greatest HitsThe Rolling Stones1
1977A Rolling Stone Gathers No MossThe Rolling Stones1
1977Die 30 größten Hits in OriginalaufnahmenThe Rolling Stones1
1977Greatest Hits Vol. 2The Rolling Stones1
1977Greatest Hits Vol. IIThe Rolling Stones1
1977Greatest Hits Vol. 1The Rolling Stones1
197820 Super Hits By The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1978Exitos de The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1978The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1978The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1978The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1978The Live AbumThe Rolling Stones1
1978We Want The StonesThe Rolling Stones1
197920 Golden GreatsThe Rolling Stones1
1979A Slice of Rock 'n' RollThe Rolling Stones1
1979Greatest HitsThe Rolling Stones1
1979Get More... SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones1
1979Gold SuperdiscThe Rolling Stones1
1979ProfileThe Rolling Stones2
1979The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones1
1979Time Waits for No OneThe Rolling Stones2

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