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
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1963-04-21 Beatles meet The Rolling Stones for the 1st time

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 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"

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1963-09-29 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • 1963-10-07 The Rolling Stones record the Lennon-McCartney song "I Wanna Be Your Man" at Kingsway Sound Studio in London
  • 1964-01-06 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
  • 1964-06-01 Rolling Stones arrive in New York's Kennedy International Airport for 1st US tour, greeted by about 500 fans
  • 1964-06-05 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California
  • 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 on a traffic island in the middle of Michigan Avenue
  • 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)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1964-10-25 Rolling Stones appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the 1st time

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 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 single "Like a Rolling Stone" (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time")

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

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

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1967-07-31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence

  • 1967-08-18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • 1968-05-25 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
  • 1968-06-08 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • 1968-12-05 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • 1968-12-12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • 1969-06-08 Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones
  • 1969-06-08 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • 1969-06-09 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones after developing a serious drug problem
  • 1969-06-13 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins The Rolling Stones
  • 1969-07-05 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
  • 1969-07-11 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
  • 1969-12-06 300,000 attend Altamont free concert in California, featuring The Rolling Stones. Marred by violence and four deaths.
  • 1970-10-01 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milan, Italy
  • 1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
  • 1971-05-01 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"

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1971-06-29 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

Birthdays in Music

  • 1918-08-12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-09-25 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter (A Boy Named Sue; The Cover Of The Rolling Stone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1936-10-24 Bill Wyman, English rock and jazz bassist (Rolling Stones, 1962-93 - "Under My Thumb"), born in Lewisham, London
  • 1938-07-18 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, born in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland (d. 1985)

Person of interestCharlie Watts

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

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1942-03-23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1942-04-06 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1942-04-19 Edwin "Eddie" Kramer, South African-British recording engineer, producer and photographer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Beatles), born in Cape Town, South Africa

Person of interestMick Jagger

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

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Person of interestKeith Richards

1943-12-18 Keith Richards, English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • 1944-02-24 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Perivale, Middlesex (d. 1994)
  • 1945-11-26 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • 1946-01-07 Jann S Wenner, American publisher (Rolling Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-06-01 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • 1948-01-17 Mick Taylor, British rock guitarist (John Mayhall' Bluesbreakers, 1967-69; Rolling Stones, 1969-74 - "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Woman"), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

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

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1952-04-28 Chuck Leavell, American session and touring keyboardist (The Allman Brothers Band; Rolling Stones; Sea Level), and forest conservationist (The Tree Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1955-03-15 Steve Lillywhite, British record producer (U2; Rolling Stones; Phish), born in Egham, England
  • 1957-07-13 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1961-12-11 Darryl Jones, American bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

LoveWedding 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 bassist Bill Wyman (52) weds Mandy Smith (18); divorced in 1993
  • 1993-04-21 Rolling Stone's bassist Bill Wyman (56) weds American actress 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, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), drowns in his swimming pool at 27
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist (Creem; Rolling Stone), and musician (Birdland), dies of accidental cold medicine overdose at 33
  • 1985-12-12 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1994-09-06 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies after surgical complications at 50
  • 1994-10-22 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • 1999-05-10 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter ("A Boy Named Sue"; "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone"), dies at 68
  • 2017-06-13 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, dies of complications of hepatitis C. at 75
  • 2020-11-02 Baron Wolman, American photographer, founding chief photographer for Rolling Stone, dies of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at 83