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Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

Rolling Stones Play Down 50Th Anniversary Activity

by Paul Cashmere on November 14, 2011

in News

The Rolling Stones are playing down the possibility of any 50th anniversary shows next year.

Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)

On the media run to talk up the reissue of their classic 1978 album ‘Some Girls’ when asked if shows were on the cards Mick Jagger told The Guardian, “I’ve no idea. We don’t really get together much as a group.”

Keith Richards commented “I dream of it” while Charlie Watts said, “I would like to think we’d do a tour. Um, if we don’t, we don’t. I mean, I’ve felt like that for the last 50 years. It’s never bothered me if the Rolling Stones stopped tomorrow”.

Ron Wood was more positive. “Fifty years. It’s got to be done,” he said.

The Rolling Stones officially formed in London in April 1962 with Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.

Stewart stepped down from the line-up in 1963 and became the band’s road manager and touring pianist. He died in 1985 at age 47.

Brian Jones was the leader of the original band but left in June, 1969 to be replaced by Mick Taylor. He was found dead less than a month later.

Bill Wyman left the band officially in December 1992. Darryl Jones plays bass in the live line-up of the band but is not an official member.

Ron Wood joined in 1975, replacing Mick Taylor. He was formerly the guitarist for Rod Stewart & The Faces. Wood played of the ‘Black & Blue’ album (1975). He was officially declared a member of the band in 1976. ‘Some Girls’ was his first album as an official member of the band.

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