Fifty years ago today, the Rolling Stones play their first gig!

12 Jul

Fifty years ago today, the Rolling Stones play their first gig at London’s Marquee Club. Mick JaggerKeith Richards and Brian Jones are there. On bass and drums are Dick Taylor and Mick Avory respectively, rather than eventual Stones Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. Also, Ian Stewart plays piano. Christopher Sandford, the band’s biographer, charts this time here. Rolling Stone magazine talks about the Stones returning to the Marquee to mark this anniversary here.

However, the party will roll on into next year. “The Stones always really considered 1963 to be 50 years, because Charlie [Watts] didn’t actually join until January,” Keith Richards told RS earlier this year. “We look upon 2012 as sort of the year of conception, but the birth is next year.”

The soon to be “original” Rolling Stones; Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Brian Jones.

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