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Hot Rocks 1964-1971, The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

January 1st, 1972

Formed:
April, 1962 in London, England

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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Biography

By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseybeat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock. With his preening machismo and latent maliciousness, Mick Jagger became the prototypical rock frontman, tempering his macho showmanship with a detached, campy irony while Keith Richards and Brian Jones wrote the blueprint for sinewy, interlocking rhythm guitars. Backed by the strong yet subtly swinging rhythm section of bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts, the Stones became the breakout band of the British blues scene, eclipsing such contemporaries as the Animals and Them. Over the course of their career, the Stones never really abandoned blues, but as soon as they reached popularity in the U.K., they began experimenting musically, incorporating the British pop of contemporaries like the Beatles, Kinks, and Who into their sound. After a brief dalliance with psychedelia, the Stones re-emerged in the late '60s as a jaded, blues-soaked hard rock quintet. The Stones always flirted with the seedy side of rock & roll, but as the hippie dream began to break apart, they exposed and reveled in the new rock culture. It wasn't without difficulty, of course. Shortly after he was fired from the group, Jones was found dead in a swimming pool, while at a 1969 free concert at Altamont, a concertgoer was brutally killed during the Stones' show. But the Stones never stopped going. For the next 30 years, they continued to record and perform, and while their records weren't always blockbusters, they were never less than the most visible band of their era — certainly, none of their British peers continued to be as popular or productive as the Stones. And no band since has proven to have such a broad fan base or far-reaching popularity, and it is impossible to hear any of the groups that followed them without detecting some sort of influence, whether it was musical or aesthetic.

Top Albums

Hot Rocks 1964-1971, The Rolling Stones
1. Hot Rocks 19..
Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones
2. Let It Bleed
Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones
3. Beggars Banq..
Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Version) [Remastered], The Rolling Stones
4. Exile On Mai..
Jump Back - The Best of the Rolling Stones '71-'93 (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
5. Jump Back - ..
Sticky Fingers (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
6. Sticky Finge..
Exile On Main St. (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
7. Exile On Mai..
Shine a Light (Deluxe Edition) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], The Rolling Stones
8. Shine a Ligh..
Some Girls (Deluxe Edition), The Rolling Stones
9. Some Girls (..
Their Satanic Majesties Request, The Rolling Stones
10. Their Satani..
Aftermath, The Rolling Stones
11. Aftermath
Out of Our Heads (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
12. Out of Our H..
Singles Collection: The London Years (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
13. Singles Coll..
Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) [Remastered], The Rolling Stones
14. Big Hits (Hi..
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert (40th Anniversary Deluxe Version), The Rolling Stones
15. Get Yer Ya-Y..
Goats Head Soup (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
16. Goats Head S..
Flowers (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
17. Flowers (Rem..
Black and Blue (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
18. Black and Bl..
12 X 5 (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
19. 12 X 5 (Rema..
Tattoo You (Remastered), The Rolling Stones
20. Tattoo You (..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Paint It BlackHot Rocks 1964-19713:22$1.29
2.
You Can't Always Get What You Wa..Let It Bleed7:28$1.29
3.
Gimme ShelterLet It Bleed4:30$1.29
4.
Sympathy for the DevilBeggars Banquet6:17$1.29
5.
(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionHot Rocks 1964-19713:42$1.29
6.
Wild HorsesHot Rocks 1964-19715:42$1.29
7.
Beast of BurdenJump Back - The Best of the..3:27$1.29
8.
Honky Tonk WomenHot Rocks 1964-19712:59$1.29
9.
Can't You Hear Me KnockingSticky Fingers (Remastered)7:15$1.29
10.
Start Me UpJump Back - The Best of the..3:32$1.29
11.
Under My ThumbHot Rocks 1964-19713:42$1.29
12.
Jumpin' Jack FlashHot Rocks 1964-19713:42$1.29
13.
AngieGoats Head Soup (Remastered..4:31$1.29
14.
Miss YouJump Back - The Best of the..4:48$1.29
15.
Brown SugarHot Rocks 1964-19713:49$1.29
16.
Sympathy for the DevilHot Rocks 1964-19716:17$1.29
17.
You Can't Always Get What You Wa..Hot Rocks 1964-19717:29$1.29
18.
Monkey ManLet It Bleed4:11$1.29
19.
Gimme ShelterHot Rocks 1964-19714:30$1.29
20.
Mother's Little HelperHot Rocks 1964-19712:46$1.29
21.
Beast of BurdenSome Girls (Deluxe Edition)4:25$1.29
22.
She's So ColdEmotional Rescue (Remastere..4:13$1.29
23.
Ruby TuesdayHot Rocks 1964-19713:16$1.29
24.
Get Off Of My CloudHot Rocks 1964-19712:55$1.29
25.
Time Is On My SideHot Rocks 1964-19713:00$1.29

Top Music Videos

Plundered My Soul, The Rolling Stones
1. Plundered My S..
She Said Yeah, The Rolling Stones
2. She Said Yeah
Following the River, The Rolling Stones
3. Following the ..
No Spare Parts, The Rolling Stones
4. No Spare Parts
Plundered My Soul, The Rolling Stones
5. Plundered My S..
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert) [Bonus Video], The Rolling Stones
6. Get Yer Ya-Ya'..
Street Fighting Man (Bonus Video), The Rolling Stones
7. Street Fightin..
Plundered My Soul (Stones In Exile), The Rolling Stones
8. Plundered My S..
Miss You, The Rolling Stones
9. Miss You


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