Last week marked their first gig ever at London’s Marquee Club back in 1962. The show, received with an enthusiastic audience, encouraged the band to continue on into the many shadowy corners of rock ‘n’ roll. It wasn’t long after that fans and media attracted alike catapulting them into stardom: It was all thanks to a hit tune called “Satisfaction.”
The swift rise to fame came unexpected for a once blues cover band. With party mongrels, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, there was never any lack of media attraction, but it was more than that. They represented an “I don’t care” culture of the 60′s. Now, The Stones remain the longest performing rock band of all time. Riding high on the 1960′s ‘British Rock Invasion’ wave, the Beatles’ bad-boy counterpart wound up achieving eight # 1 singles and ten consecutive gold albums in their impressive five decades of rock ‘n’ roll.
They gave us slow, sensual hits like “Beast of Burden,” “Miss You,” “Emotional Rescue,” and of course, the ever-emotional “Wild Horses.” In a risky balance between blues, rock, and grunge, the foursome that led to screeching glam rockers to-come found softness in their records by giving us smashes like, “Paint It, Black,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It),” and so many more.
The Stones, who last toured in 2007, have announced their fall 2012 tour. Here’s to The Rolling Stones revival, and their 50 years of iconic rock ‘n’ roll.
Trendland celebrates 50 years with The Rolling Stones
They are inseparable from the entire genre of rock ‘n’ roll classics, and were the soundtrack of a generation. The wild darlings of the media, and the collective face of a rowdy time, this group gave modern rock ‘n’ roll a gritty, yet sensitive side.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale