Rolling Stones turn 50

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DAYS before Mick Jagger turned 19, the Rolling Stones played their first gig at London's Marquee Club.

It was 50 years ago today. It was a jazz club. The band played white-boy blues.

The Stones soon went on to be the first bad boy band, a rough, ready and publicly urinating counterpoint to the Beatles' cleancut appeal to teenage girls.

The band's golden anniversary may cause some baby boomers to silently lament lost youth but five decades on the Rolling Stones are still chugging along, proof there is life after meth, blues and the other addictions that bedevilled the postwar generation.

The world's media acknowledged the milestone with reminiscences about the music, Brian Jones's death, Mick Taylor's virtuosity, Charlie Watts's drug use and, of course, the London tabloids went into frenzy over claims in a new unauthorised Jagger biography that David Bowie's wife spied her husband naked in bed with the Stones frontman.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times

Topics:  mick jagger, music, rolling stones



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