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Anthony Sages Discusses Classic Rock Legends: The Rolling Stones

By Anthony Sages

With a defined passion for classic rock, I enjoy several progressive rock ‘n’ roll acts. Among these bands are The Rolling Stones, an epic English rock band that once started as a blues band and found its calling in rock ‘n’ roll. Musicians Keith Richards, who played guitar and sang as well, and Mick Jagger, the lead vocalist, formed The Rolling Stones in 1961, first recording only cover songs. Other original members of The Rolling Stones are Brian Jones, who played guitar and harmonics, Geoff Bradford, who played guitar, pianist Stu Stewart, bassist Dick Taylor, and drummer Mick Avery.

The Rolling Stones gained popularity in the U.S. during the “British Invasion” period of music influence in the 1960s. After the band defined its style, The Rolling Stones wrote some of the most widely recognized rock songs. The legendary group was named as the second most successful group in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2009, and The Rolling Stones previously received a number 10 ranking in Billboard magazine’s “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists.”

In 1989, The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act that signifies the band’s influence on contemporary music and popularity among the citizens of the U.S. Some of the most popular songs released by the band include “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Beast of Burden,” and “Brown Sugar.”

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