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The Rolling Stones: 50 Years & Counting

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Formed in 1962, The Rolling Stones are still relevant after five decades.  Whether you’ve caught yourself dancing around in your kitchen to “Sympathy for the Devil” or are used to rocking out to Britney Spears’ rendition of “Satisfaction” in your car, the Stones have somehow made an impact on your life. That is the inevitability of such a well-known, long-standing band.

With a brand new tour that kicked off in London on the 25th of November, the band is more than just still around, they are still selling out arenas.  The Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band ever, as documented in the new book about the band’s history “The Rolling Stones: 50”.

The Rolling Stones: 50” was released on July 12, 2012.  The book takes you through all 50 years of the band’s history through photographs and memories from the original members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as well as existing members Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.  Past band mates of The Rolling Stones include slide guitarist Brian Jones, guitarist Mick Taylor, bass player Bill Wyman, and pianist Ian Stewart.

Director Brett Morgen put an archive of the band’s existence to film in a new documentary entitled “Crossfire Hurricane”.  The documentary covering The Rolling Stones career highlights and past interviews was premiered through a live broadcast from the London Film Festival on the 18th of October.  You can catch it in the States on HBO as part of the networks collection of documentaries.

Still wondering if that Rolling Stone’s t-shirt you picked up a few years ago is still cool?  I assure you it most definitely is!

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