Fifty years of Rock and Roll, not bad for a group who's charismatic front man once said, "I'd rather be dead than singing satisfaction when I'm forty-five.""Get off of My Cloud": The boys have endured decades of chaotic tours, drug-fueled years of heart-pounding excess and unbelievable pandemonium. Mick and Keith have torn apart, gone their separate ways more than once, yet somehow always end up eventually sharing the same stage.
Like every working 'couple', they've had their share of knock-down, drag-out fights while sharing the fiercely competitive nature of musical siblings.
The song (which did generate a hit for the Stones) was titled "I Wanna Be Your Man." The legend goes like this.
John and Paul played the first verse and chorus for the boys, who eagerly agreed to record the song.
A few weeks later, on July 3rd 1969 he was found floating in his swimming pool.
To this day, the circumstances of his death remains a mystery.
Young blues virtuoso, Mick Taylor, replaced Brian and heralded what many consider the peak of the Rolling Stones recording history.
In 1974, feeling frustrated and underappreciated, Taylor left the band to pursue other avenues of musical expression.1971 Marquee Club, "I Got the Blues": After auditioning a number of likely choices, Ronnie Wood, fresh from a highly successful career with The Faces, was chosen as the new co-lead guitarist.
Within six months, Bill Wyman's brilliant bass and jazz drummer, Charlie Watt's, signature percussion would round out the band. In 1963, former Beatles publicist, Andrew Oldham, grabbed the wheel at the age of nineteen and steered the young rockers onto a path of fame and fortune."Early Rolling Stones playing "The Last Time": Recognizing the potential of the songwriting team of Lennon/Mc Cartney, Andrew also allegedly locked Jagger and Richards into a room, not to emerge until they'd written a song.Another great legend I remember fondly is when Mick and Keith met up with John and Paul to receive a 'hit song' to record.Satisfied that their effort would not be wasted, the Beatle boys excused themselves and went into another room Why indeed?The Stones endured many transitions over the years.What first brought them together remains the bond that reunites them time and time again.The same passion that led a six-year-old girl (and future writer and musician) to select a Rolling Stones album as her first musical purchase.Yup, that's him as a young boy seated next to a collection of guitars, watching Keith play.Working with famed producer, Don Was, the songwriting team of Jagger/Richards, added guitar parts and vocals to unfinished songs slated to be heard by an eager public for the first time in almost thirty years.Now, fifty years after two fresh-faced English lads courted fate simply by discovering a mutual delight for American blues records, the Rolling Stones are once again in the spotlight with the re-release of Exile on Main Street.A bit of trivia for fans of the CBS show, As a young boy, Jake Weber, who plays rocket scientist and ever-patient husband, Joe Dubois, had a front row seat to the recording of "Exile on Main Street" in the South of France.