Thursday, July 12, 2012

PHOTO: The Rolling Stones turn 50

The Rolling Stones turn 50 today.

On July 12, 1962, the band played its first show at the Marquee Club in London.

The Stones hooked up on Wednesday for a group picture in front of the Marquee by world famous photographer Rankin.

The lineup for opening night was Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart (piano), bassist Dick Taylor and drummer Mick Avory (later with The Kinks).

The Stones reportedly played a 50-minute, 18-song set to a crowd of about 110 people.

Today, Jagger, Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood carry on the band’s name.

A 50th Anniversary tour has been rumored, and band members continue to suggest that things could happen in 2013, which would mark the 50th anniversary of drummer Charlie Watts joining the group.

"There's things in the works - I think it's definitely happening," Keith told the BBC. "But when? I can't say yet. We're playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals - we've got together and it feels so good."

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