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  • 1050s

    • 1050: 1050 CHUM, a local radio station, ran a contest for free tickets to see April Wine. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s

    • 1950s: In the early 1950s Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were boyhood friends as well as classmates at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent, until both of their families moved. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
  • 1960s


    • 1960


    • 1962

      • 1962: The Rolling Stones are an English rock band, formed in 1962 in London when guitarist and harmonica player Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • July 12, 1962: The group played their first formal gig at the Marquee Club, billed as "The Rollin' Stones". - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.

    • 1963

      • March, 1963: Engineer Glyn Johns arranged an agreement with The Rolling Stones and IBC Studios for the band's very first recording session. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • April 18, 1963: The Rolling Stones performed one of many gigs here. - Richmond, London, Wikipedia.
      • 1963: Jagger and Richards formed a songwriting partnership and eventually took over leadership of the band as Jones became increasingly troubled and erratic. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1963: To make matters legal, in May of 1963 Oldham became co-manager of the band with veteran booker Eric Easton, as Mrs. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1963: After finding the stereo four-track facilities of Olympic to be unnerving, in late 1963 and early 1964 Oldham and the Rolling Stones settled on Regent Sound, a relatively primitive and inexpensive monophonic demo facility on Denmark Street, with egg boxes on the ceiling for sound treatment. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • November 25, 1963: The Rolling Stones performed at the venue on the 25th November 1963, The Moody Blues on 1 March 1965 and The Who on the 22nd March and 11 October 1965. - Parr Hall, Wikipedia.

    • 1964


    • 1965

      • February, 1965: In January/February 1965 the band also toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time, playing 34 shows for about 100,000 fans. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • June, 1965: Issued in the US in June 1965, it spent four weeks at the top of the charts there, establishing the Stones as a worldwide premier act. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • July, 1965: The US version of the LP Out of Our Heads (released in July 1965) also went to number 1; it included seven original songs (three Jagger/Richards numbers and four credited to Nanker Phelge). - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.

    • 1966


    • 1967

      • January 20, 1967: Between the Buttons is the fifth British and seventh American studio album by The Rolling Stones and was released on 20 January 1967, in the United Kingdom and 11 February 1967, in the United States as the follow-up to the ambitious Aftermath. - Between the Buttons, Wikipedia.
      • May 10, 1967: —the same day Jagger, Richards and Fraser were arraigned in connection with the Redlands charges—Brian Jones's house was raided by police and he was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: Jagger, Richards and Jones began to be hounded by authorities over their recreational drug use in early 1967, after News of the World ran a three-part feature entitled "Pop Stars and Drugs: Facts That Will Shock You". - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: The group did not tour Europe the following year, breaking the routine of touring Europe every three years that the band had followed since 1967. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: A cover version was included on The Rolling Stones Flowers in 1967. - My Girl (The Temptations song), Wikipedia.
      • November, 1967: Brian Jones's trial took place in November 1967; in December, after appealing the original prison sentence, Jones was fined £1000, put on three years' probation and ordered to seek professional help. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • December 8, 1967: Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth studio album by The Rolling Stones and was released on 8 December 1967 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States by London Records. - Their Satanic Majesties Request, Wikipedia.
      • December, 1967: December 1967 also saw the release of Their Satanic Majesties Request (UK number 3; US 2), released shortly after The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.

    • 1968


    • 1969

      • 1969: Both were recorded at Alabama's Muscle Shoals Sound Studio during the 1969 American tour. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Mick Taylor replaced Jones shortly before Jones's death in 1969. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, they held recording sessions in the basement; they completed the resulting tracks, along with material dating as far back as 1969, at Sunset Studios in Los Angeles. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • July 3, 1969: Less than a month later, Jones drowned in the swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm home in Sussex. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • November, 1969: Many of these numbers were played during the band's US tour in November 1969, their first in three years. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
      • November 16, 1969: The Rolling Stones make their final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. - 1969 in television, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s

    • January 1, 1970: At the turn of the decade the band appeared on the BBC's highly rated review of the sixties music scene Pop Go The Sixties, performing Gimme Shelter on the show, which was broadcast live on 1 January 1970. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: Later in 1970 the band's contracts with both Allen Klein and Decca Records ended, and amid contractual disputes with Klein, they formed their own record company, Rolling Stones Records. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1970s: Although The Rolling Stones remained popular through the first half of the 1970s, music critics had grown increasingly dismissive of the band's output, and record sales failed to meet expectations. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of eight consecutive studio albums reaching number one in the United States. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Ten of their studio albums are among Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with their 1972 double album Exile on Main St. placing seventh. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1972: The band began sessions in Kingston, Jamaica, for their follow-up to Exile, Goats Head Soup (UK 1; US 1) (1973). - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1973: This was followed by a European tour (bypassing France) in September/October 1973 - prior to which Richards had been arrested once more on drug charges, this time in England. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1973: It was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland in November 1973 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, and released in February 1974. - Burn (Deep Purple album), Wikipedia.
    • 1974: At the end of 1974, with a recording session already booked in Munich to record another album, Taylor quit The Rolling Stones. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: Taylor quit in 1974, and was replaced in 1975 by Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has remained with the band ever since. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • December 12, 1974: December 12- Mick Taylor leaves The Rolling Stones after 6 years - 1974 in music, Wikipedia.
    • 1975: The 1975 Tour of the Americas kicked off in New York City with the band performing on a flatbed trailer being pulled down Broadway. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1975: Though he had earlier declined Jagger's offer to join the Stones, because of his ties to the The Faces, Wood committed to the Stones in 1975 for their upcoming Tour of the Americas. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • February 24, 1977: When Richards and his family flew in from London, they were temporarily detained by Canada Customs after Richards was found in possession of a burnt spoon and hash residue. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1978: His marriage to Bianca Jagger ended in 1978, although they had long been estranged. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1978: Following the US Tour 1978, the band guested on the first show of the fourth season of the TV series "Saturday Night Live". - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

    • September 27, 1980: The first show on compact disc was a live retrospective of the Rolling Stones broadcast on September 27, 1987. - King Biscuit Flower Hour, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: The Stones' American Tour 1981 was their biggest, longest and most colourful production to date, with the band playing from 25 September through 19 December. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: In early 1981, the group reconvened and decided to tour the US that year, leaving little time to write and record a new album, as well as rehearse for the tour. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: The tour was essentially a carbon copy of the 1981 American tour. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • September 25, 1981: The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. - 1981 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • 1982: The European Tour 1982 was their first European tour in six years. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1982: The Rolling Stones scored one more Top Twenty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, the #20 hit "Hang Fire". - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • February 11, 1983: The Rolling Stones concert film Let's Spend the Night Together opens in New York - 1983 in film, Wikipedia.
    • 1984: Much to the consternation of Richards, Jagger had signed a solo deal with CBS Records, and he spent much of 1984 writing songs for this first solo effort. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1986: The Rolling Stones played a private tribute concert for him at London's 100 Club in February 1986, two days before they were presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • March, 1986: Dirty Work was released in March 1986 to mixed reviews despite the presence of the US Top Five hit "Harlem Shuffle"; Jagger refused to tour to promote the album, stating later that several band members were in no condition to tour. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1988: With the Rolling Stones inactive, Richards released his first solo album, Talk Is Cheap (UK 37; US 24). - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1989: The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1989: It also included "Continental Drift", which was recorded in Tangier in 1989 with The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • October 5, 1989: The Rolling Stones played at Legion Field on October 5, 1989 on their Steel Wheels tour with Living Color opening and on August 4, 1994 during their Voodoo Lounge tour. - Legion Field, Wikipedia.
  • 1990s

    • December 9, 1990: GLR Show December 9, 1990 - The Rolling Stones, Music_wikia.
    • 1991: Recordings from the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tours produced the 1991 concert album Flashpoint (UK 6; US 16), which also included two studio tracks recorded in 1991: the single "Highwire" and "Sex Drive". - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • December 26, 1991: GLR Show December 26, 1991 - The Rolling Stones, Music_wikia.
    • January 3, 1992: GLR Show Year End Highlights January 3, 1992 - The Rolling Stones, Music_wikia.
    • 1992: Wyman left the Rolling Stones in 1992, and Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has been the primary bassist since 1994. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1992: Charlie Watts released two jazz albums; Ronnie Wood made his fifth solo album, the first in 11 years, called Slide On This; Keith Richards released his second solo album in late 1992, Main Offender (UK 45; US 99), and did a small tour including big concerts in Spain and Argentina. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1992: These were the last Rolling Stones tours for Bill Wyman, who left the band after years of deliberation, although his retirement was not made official until December 1992. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • April 10, 1993: GLR Show April 10, 1993 - The Rolling Stones, Music_wikia.
    • 1993: After Wyman's departure, the Rolling Stones' new distributor/record label, Virgin Records, remastered and repackaged the band's back catalogue from Sticky Fingers to Steel Wheels, except for the three live albums, and issued another hits compilation in 1993 entitled Jump Back (UK 16; US 30). - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1993: By 1993 the Stones set upon their next studio album. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1994: 1994 also brought the accompanying Voodoo Lounge Tour, which lasted into 1995. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1995: It would go on to win the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 1997: The Rolling Stones played there early on in their Bridges to Babylon tour in 1997 in which followed up a successful record launch. - Ralph Wilson Stadium, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: The Stones staged the No Security Tour in the US and continued the Bridges to Babylon tour in Europe. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s

    • 2001: In late 2001, Mick Jagger released his fourth solo album, Goddess in the Doorway (UK 44; US 39) which met with mixed reviews. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • September 27, 2003: The Estádio Cidade de Coimbra was inaugurated with a Rolling Stones concert on 27 September 2003, attended by over 50,000 people. - Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F., Wikipedia.
    • September 27, 2003: The Estádio Cidade de Coimbra was inaugurated with a Rolling Stones concert on 27 September 2003, attended by over 50,000 people. - Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Wikipedia.
    • November 9, 2003: The band played their first concert in Hong Kong as part of the Harbour Fest celebration, also in support of the SARS-affected economy. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2003: The band exclusively licensed the right to sell their new four-DVD boxed set, Four Flicks, recorded on the band's most recent world tour, to the US Best Buy chain of stores. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: By the end of 2005, the Bigger Bang tour set a record of $162 million in gross receipts, breaking the North American mark also set by the Stones in 1994. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • August, 2005: The subsequent A Bigger Bang Tour began in August 2005, and visited North America, South America and East Asia. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • September 28, 2005: After touring Canada, Pearl Jam proceeded to open a Rolling Stones concert on the band's A Bigger Bang Tour on September 28, 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PNC Park, then played two shows at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before closing the tour with a concert on October 3, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wachovia Center. - Pearl Jam 2005 North American and Latin American Tour, Wikipedia.
    • February 18, 2006: The band played a free concert with a claimed 1.5 million attendance at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • February, 2006: The group played the half-time show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2006: The Stones returned to North America for concerts in September 2006, and returned to Europe on 5 June 2007. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2006: Two out of the 21 shows scheduled for July-September 2006 were later cancelled due to Mick Jagger's throat problems. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November 1, 2006: On 29 October and 1 November 2006, director Martin Scorsese filmed the Rolling Stones performing at New York City's Beacon Theatre, in front of an audience that included Bill and Hillary Clinton, released as the 2008 film Shine a Light; the film also features guest appearances by Buddy Guy, Jack White and Christina Aguilera. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2006: By November 2006, the Bigger Bang tour had been declared the highest-grossing tour of all time, earning $437 million. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • June 10, 2007: The band performed their first gig at a festival in 30 years, at the Isle of Wight Festival, to a crowd of 65,000. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • August 26, 2007: They played their last concert of the A Bigger Bang Tour at the O2 Arena in London, England. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • September 26, 2007: It was announced The Rolling Stones had made $437 million on the A Bigger Bang Tour to list them in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November 12, 2007: ABKCO released Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones, a double-CD remake of the 1975 compilation Rolled Gold; the reissue went to number 26 in the UK charts. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • July, 2008: It was announced that the Rolling Stones were leaving EMI and signing with Vivendi's Universal Music, taking with them their catalogue stretching back to Sticky Fingers. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2009: In late November 2009 rumours circulated that the Rolling Stones are planning to tour in 2010. - The Rolling Stones, Wikipedia.






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