1. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
2. Around and Around
3. Confessin the Blues
5. Empty heart
6. Good Times, Bad Times
7. Grown Up Wrong
8. If You Need Me
9. It's All Over
11.Time Is On My Side
12.Under The Boardwalk
I couldn't believe there wasn't any Rolling Stones on the site.
So being that I have a discography that covers from 1963-2004,
I thought I'd share it here.
Now for many reasons I plan to share them 1 release at a time.
So here's their first album.( For those who don't know, an album was made out
of vinyl and played on a turntable.) What's a turntable ? That's for another day. :)
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band. The band formed in 1962 in London
when original leader Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by vocalist
Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Jagger and Richards early on formed a
songwriting partnership and gradually took over leadership of the band from the
increasingly troubled and erratic Jones. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie
Watts completed the early lineup. Stewart, deemed unsuitable as a teen idol, was
removed from the official lineup in 1963 but continued to work with the band as
road manager and keyboardist until his death in 1985.
The band's early recordings were mainly covers of American blues and R&B songs.
After first achieving success in the UK, they became popular in the US during
the "British Invasion" of the early 1960s. Their 1965 single "(I Can't Get No)
Satisfaction" established The Rolling Stones as a premier rock and roll act.
Starting with their 1966 album Aftermath, the songs of Jagger and Richards,
aided by the instrumental experimentation of Jones, expanded an always-present
stylistic flexibility. Jones died in 1969 shortly after being fired from the
band and was replaced by Mick Taylor. Taylor recorded five studio albums with
The Rolling Stones before quitting in 1974. Former Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood
stepped in and has been with the band ever since. Wyman left the Rolling Stones
in 1993; bassist Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has worked
with the group since 1994.
The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK (24 in the US),
eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations; and have sold
more than 200 million albums worldwide. Their latest album, A Bigger Bang, was
released in 2005. Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of eight consecutive
studio albums that charted at number one in the United States. In 1989 The
Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004
they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of
All Time. Their image of unkempt and surly youth is one that many musicians
On 12 July 1962 the group played their first formal gig at the Marquee Club,
billed as "The Rollin' Stones". The line-up was Jagger, Richards, Jones, Stewart
on piano, Taylor on bass and Tony Chapman on drums. Jones intended for the band
to play primarily Chicago blues, but Jagger and Richards brought the rock & roll
of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley to the band. Bassist Bill Wyman joined in December
and drummer Charlie Watts the following January to form the Stones'
long-standing rhythm section.
Their first album The Rolling Stones, (issued in the US as England's Newest Hit
Makers) was composed primarily of covers drawn from the band's live repertoire.
The LP also included a Jagger/Richards original - "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)"
- and two numbers credited to Nanker Phelge, the name used for songs composed by
the entire group.
The Rolling Stones' first US tour in June 1964 was, in Bill Wyman's words, "a
disaster. When we arrived, we didn't have a hit record [there] or anything going
for us." When the band appeared on Dean Martin's TV variety show The Hollywood
Palace, Martin mocked both their hair and their performance. During the tour,
however, they did a two-day recording session at Chess Studios in Chicago, where
many of their musical heroes recorded. These sessions included what would become
The Rolling Stones' first UK chart-topper: their cover of Bobby and Shirley
Womack's "It's All Over Now".
On their second US tour in the autumn of 1964, the band immediately followed
James Brown in the filmed theatrical release of The TAMI Show, which showcased
American acts with British Invasion artists. According to Jagger in 2003, "We
weren't actually following James Brown because there were hours in between the
filming of each section. Nevertheless, he was still very annoyed about
it..." On 25 October the band also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan,
reacting to the pandemonium the Stones caused, promised to never book them
again, though he later did book them repeatedly. Their second LP - the US-only
12 X 5 - was released during this tour; it again contained mainly cover tunes,
augmented by Jagger/Richards and Nanker Phelge tracks.
The Rolling Stones' fifth UK single - a cover of Willie Dixon's "Little Red
Rooster" backed by "Off the Hook" (Nanker Phelge) - was released in November
1964 and became their second number-1 hit in the UK - an unprecedented
achievement for a blues number. The band's US distributors (London Records)
declined to release "Little Red Rooster" as a single there, probably due to its
sexual overtones. In December 1964 London Records released the band's first
single with Jagger/Richards originals on both sides: "Heart of Stone" backed
with "What a Shame"; "Heart of Stone" went to number 19 in the US.