The Rolling Stones are an English rock music group that rose to prominence in the early 1960s. Like most early British rock groups, they were influenced by a variety of American musical forms, especially electric blues and early rock ‘n’ roll. Second in popularity only to The Beatles, The Stones presented a rebellious, sexual, bad-boy image that many other bands have emulated to the present. During the 1960s, The Stones have had a number of number one singles. During their 1969 American tour Stones have been introduced as “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.”
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Since then the band’s music has continued to encompass a range of styles from country rock to reggae to disco, while retaining their trademark two-guitar, blues-rock-based sound. They have continued to record and perform and are one of the longest-running and most successful acts in show business. They have sold 240 million albums worldwide and consistently reach the top 5 in the U.S. album charts, and their tours in the 1990s and 2000s have broken records for gross earnings.
Although the line-up has changed during the more than 40 years of the band’s recorded career, singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, and drummer Charlie Watts have been with the group the entire time; each has had a large influence on rock musicians in their wake.