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20 Facts About The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have been 'doing it' since the early 1960's and are still performing today, they really are one of the hardest working bands ever. Throughout their career, and what a long career it has been, the Rolling Stones have kept their fans rocking with their music. Here we will take a look at 20 facts about the Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones have been 'doing it' since the early 1960's and are still performing today, they really are one of the hardest working bands ever. Throughout their career, and what a long career it has been, the Rolling Stones have kept their fans rocking with their music. Here we will take a look at 20 facts about the Rolling Stones.

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  1. One of the cameramen on the 1970 documentary film about the Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, was none other than legendary film director George Lucas.
  2. Martin Scorsese has used the Rolling Stones song 'Gimme Shelter' in four of the films he has made.
  3. The cake that was featured on the cover of the Rolling Stones 1969 'Let It Bleed' album was baked by future TV star Delia Smith.
  4. The 1972 Rolling Stones album 'Exile on Main Street' had the working title of 'Tropical Disease'.
  5. The only Rolling Stones studio album that has failed to reach the top 5 in the UK album charts was 1997's 'Bridges To Babylon', which only reached number 6.
  6. The first single that was released from the Rolling Stones album 'Bridges To Babylon' featured Angelina Jolie.
  7. Ex-Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman has different hobbies these days, one of which is metal detecting.
  8. Bill Wyman's last gig with the Rolling Stones came at the end of the 1990 Urban Jungle tour, at Wembley Stadium.
  9. The 1967 Rolling Stones single 'We Love You' feature John Lennon and Paul McCartney on backing vocals.
  10. The first gig the Rolling Stones performed featured Mick Avory on drums, who later went on to be the drummer with the Kinks.
  11. The album cover to the Rolling Stones album 'Sticky Fingers' was designed by Andy Warhol.
  12. Rumour has it that Andy Warhol also designed the famed Rolling Stones 'tongue' logo, or it could have ben either John Pasch or Craig Braun.
  13. Rolling Stones member Keith Richards named his child with Anita Pallenberg, Marlon, after the legendary film star Marlon Brando.
  14. When the Rolling Stones played a concert at the Copacabana Beach Show in February 2006, a total of over 1,500,000 fans turned up to see them.
  15. The Rolling Stones hit 'I Wanna Be Your Man' was written especially for them by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
  16. The Rolling Stones were first signed to the Decca record label in 1963. It wasn't until 1971 that the Rolling Stones set up their own label.
  17. Many of the Rolling Stones albums have been produced by 'the Glimmer Twins', the Glimmer Twins are in fact Mick Jagger and Keith Richards themselves!
  18. The song 'One Hit (to the Body)', featured on the Rolling Stones 1986 album Dirty Work, featured Jimmy Page on guitar.
  19. It is rumoured that David Bowie sings backing vocals on the Rolling Stones song 'Time Waits For No One'.
  20. When Meredith Hunter was stabbed and killed at the Rolling Stones concert at the Livermore, Claifornia in 1969, the band were performing 'Under My Thumb'.

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Comments (4)
Ranked #4 in Music & Musicians

Nice work.

Very cool facts.

Kewl.

ben

one issue i wanna be your man wasnt written for the rolling stones lennon and mcartney donated the nearly finished song to the stones upon request from andrew oldham

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