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* Jamming With Edward! is listed under Nicky Hopkins, Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts.

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Brian Jones was the original leader of the group. The band's primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Their musical focus shifted from covering blues songs to writing original material, a decision with which Jones did not agree. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. The Stones' touring keyboardists have included Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present).

The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material; songs such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Paint It Black" became international hits. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its "bluesy" roots with Beggars Banquet (1968), which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972), is generally considered to be the band's best work and is seen as their "Golden Age." It was during this period they were first introduced on stage as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World."

The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981), the two best-sellers in their discography. From 1983 to 1987 tensions between Jagger and Richards almost caused the band to split; however, they overcame their differences and rekindled their friendship after a temporary separation to work on solo projects. The Stones experienced a comeback with Steel Wheels (1989), promoted by a large stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, the group has lost much of their mainstream relevancy and new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–1995), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–1998), Licks Tour (2002–2003) and A Bigger Bang (2005–2007). Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone".

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million. They have released 30 studio albums, 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) marked the first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1964 The Rolling Stones 4 20
1964 12 × 5 13
1964 The Rolling Stones No. 2 4 7
1965 The Rolling Stones, Now! 5 15
1965 Out of Our Heads 4.65 26
1965 December’s Children (and Everybody’s) 13
1966 Aftermath 4.55 31
1967 Between the Buttons 4 26
1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request 4.65 19
1968 Beggars Banquet 4.5 20
1969 Let It Bleed 4.75 22
1971 Sticky Fingers 4.4 33
1972 Exile on Main St. 4.6 37
1973 Goats Head Soup 3 18
1974 It’s Only Rock ’n Roll 3 19
1976 Black and Blue 3.75 18
1978 Some Girls 3.5 27
1980 Emotional Rescue 3.4 16
1981 Tattoo You 3.5 20
1983 Undercover 3 16
1986 Dirty Work 3 16
1989 Steel Wheels 3 15
1994 Voodoo Lounge 3.2 12
1997 Bridges to Babylon 4 15
2005 A Bigger Bang 3.35 13
2016 Blue & Lonesome 3 11

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1964 Around and Around 1
1966 Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) 15
1967 Flowers 12
1969 Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) 3 15
1971 Hot Rocks 1964–1971 3.65 15
1971 Gimme Shelter 2
1971 Milestones 2
1971 Stone Age 2
1972 More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) 3.5 12
1972 Rock ’n’ Rolling Stones 2
1973 L’Age D’Or Des Rolling Stones N.1 Carol 1
1973 No Stone Unturned 2
1975 Metamorphosis 2 14
1975 Made in the Shade 7
1975 Rolled Gold 6
1977 Get Stoned 1
1977 30 Greatest Hits 1
1977 Die 30 größten Hits in Originalaufnahmen 1
1979 The Rolling Stones 1
1979 Time Waits for No One 1
1981 Sucking in the Seventies 5
1981 Historia de la Música Rock - 1 5 1
1981 Slow Rollers 1
1981 Solid Rock 1
1982 The Great Years 1
1982 The History of Rock, Volume 10: The Rolling Stones 1
1983 The Rest of the Best: Single‐Tracks and Rarities From the Decca‐Period 1
1984 Rewind (1971–1984) 4 8
1984 The Rolling Stones: Original Master Recordings (MFSL box set) 1
1985 Hot Rocks 1 1
1985 Hot Rocks 2 2
1986 Story of the Stones: 30 Original Greats by the Rolling Stones 1
1989 Star Box 1
1989 Singles Collection: The London Years 3.65 13
1989 All Together 1
1990 Collectors' Edition 1
1990 19th Nervous Songs 1
1990 More 1
1990 The Rolling Stones (a.k.a. Heart of Stone) 3
1991 Collectibles 1
1993 Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones ’71–’93 3 11
1995 The Very Best of the Rolling Stones 1962-1975 2
1995 The Very Best Of, Volume 2 2
1998 Greatest Hits 1
1998 Stereo Rarities, Volume 4 1
1998 Stripped Companion 1
2000 Classic Hits 1
2000 The Best 2000 2
2002 Forty Licks 3.5 6
2003 Greatest Hits 1
2004 Singles 1963–1965 2
2004 Singles 1965–1967 1
2005 Singles 1968-1971 1
2005 Rarities 1971–2003 3
2010 Genuine Black Box 1961–1974 1
2011 The Singles Collection 1971–2006: 45 x 45s 2
2011 60’s UK EP Collection 1
2011 The Very Best of the Rolling Stones 1964-1971 1
2012 The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits 1
2012 GRRR! 4.5 11
2013 The Rolling Stones Live: The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative Pack 1
2016 The Rolling Stones in Mono 5
20 Golden Hits 1
Best II 1
Best Of 1
Best Selection 1
Bright Lights, Big City 1
Classics Collection 1
Collection, Volume 1 1
Come On 1
Get Off of My Cloud 1
Limited Edition, Volume 3 1
No Stone Unturned 1
Out of Our Heads (UK) Singles 1

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