The Rolling Stones in History

Events in Music

  • 1962-07-12 Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-04-14 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1963-04-21 Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
  • 1963-05-10 Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
  • 1963-06-07 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
  • 1963-09-29 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
  • 1964-01-06 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
  • 1964-06-02 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass
  • 1964-06-03 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
  • 1964-06-10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 1964-06-11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • 1964-07-31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • 1964-08-08 Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
  • 1964-08-09 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
  • 1964-10-20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • 1964-10-25 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • 1965-03-18 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • 1965-05-13 Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"
  • 1965-06-06 Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Music releaseMusic Recording

1965-06-15 Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1965-07-10 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • 1965-07-24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
  • 1965-08-20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • 1965-10-25 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • 1966-04-15 Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"
  • 1966-05-13 Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black"

Music release#1 in the Charts

1966-06-11 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • 1966-07-25 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
  • 1966-09-11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1966-10-09 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
  • 1967-01-13 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1967-01-28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-05-10 Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Birthdays in Music

  • 1918-08-12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1936-10-24 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)

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1941-06-02 Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)

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1943-07-26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1943-12-18 Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • 1946-01-07 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  • 1947-06-01 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • 1948-01-17 Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-10-02 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stones), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1961-12-11 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-08-25 Claudia Schiffer, Rheinbach Germany, supermodel (Elle, Rolling Stone)

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-10-14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-05-12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1989-06-02 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith
  • 1993-04-21 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
  • 2012-12-21 "Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1978-05-01 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Deaths in Music

  • 1969-07-03 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27
  • 1985-12-12 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47
  • 1994-09-06 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50