The Rolling Stones Profile


The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962 who were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US from 1964–65 and an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s.

The Rolling Stones were also instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll, and of changing the international focus of blues culture to the blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of "Rollin' Stone", the song after which the band is named.

American music critic Robert Palmer said the Rolling Stones' "remarkable endurance" stems from being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music" while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone".

Members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor, Tony Chapman


Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Juno Award for International Entertainer of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Artist Achievement Award, World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Touring Band of All Time, NME Awards for Best Live Band

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