INTERESTING FACTS «THE ROLLING STONES»
The Rolling Stones (English “rolling stones” or “tumbleweed”) is a British rock band formed on July 12, 1962 and for many years competed in popularity with The Beatles. The Rolling Stones, which became an important part of the British invasion, are considered one of the most influential and successful bands in rock history. The Rolling Stones, which, according to the plan of manager Andrew Meadow Oldham, were supposed to be a “rebellious” alternative to The Beatles, was already advertised as the “greatest rock and roll band in the world” during the American tour in 1969 and (according to Allmusic), managed to keep this status to this day.
The musical style of The Rolling Stones, formed under the influence of Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddy and Muddy Waters, acquired individual characteristics over time; The author’s duet Jagger-Richards ultimately gained worldwide recognition.
The Rolling Stones Facts
The Rolling Stones have the world’s most powerful concert set of Electro-Voice equipment.
The image of bright red lips and arrogantly sticking out tongue, which became The Rolling Stones’ emblem, was not invented by Andy Warhol, as many mistakenly believe because of the first appearance of this logo on the cover of the 1971 Sticky Fingers album, designed by Warhol (and very unconventionally: on the envelope of the plate were jeans from the waist to the knees with a real zipper, under which the buyer discovered the same protruding tongue), and less well-known designer John Pasha in 1970.
It is widely believed that Mick Jagger is the author of the world famous phrase “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll”, but in fact it belongs to Ian Dury.
The song “Sympathy for the Devil” was written under the impression of Mikhail Bulgakov’s book “The Master and Margarita.” Before writing a song in 1966, Mick Jagger himself presented himself as none other than Woland, but the book was only translated into English (Marianne Faithful gave Mick this book).
On the cover of the album “Sgt. The Beatles’ Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ”depicts, among other things, a rag doll with the inscription:“ Welcome the Rolling Stones ”.
In the video for The Rolling Stones’ song “Anybody Seen My Baby”, Angelina Jolie was one of the first roles in her acting career.
The world’s first The Rolling Stones Museum built in Germany
Already at the age of nine, Keith Richards sang for the first time in front of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain – as part of a children’s choir performing at the coronation ceremony in 1953.
Once Jones, Jagger and Bill Wyman publicly urinated on the wall of a gas station, for which they were arrested; In the photo sessions, the musicians dressed up in defiant women’s dresses.
In 1968, Mick Jagger tried himself in the cinema, starring in the cult film “Performance” directed by Nicholas Reg, which was released only in 1970.
The concert in Hyde Park, two days after the death of the “Rolling” guitarist Brian Jones in 1969, gathered more than 250,000 spectators. During the show, Jagger released several thousand white butterflies into the sky.
The portrait of Mick Jagger appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine a record number of times – 15. The first time this happened on August 10, 1968 in the 50th issue.
The Rolling Stones earned the most artists for participating in an advertising campaign: Microsoft paid $ 8 million to the group for a hit “Start Me Up” in advertising for the Windows 95 operating system.
In the 42nd year of the existence of The Rolling Stones, the record longevity record in rock music, went on one of the longest tour of his career Bigger Bang, which lasted 14 months. One million dollars from their fees, the group transferred to the fund to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Rolling Stones lead the list of the highest paid artists and groups in the world for private performances.
Keith Richards has about 3,000 guitars in his collection, but now he plays only ten. He plans to open a museum of his guitars.
The 1994 Voodoo Lounge album brought The Rolling Stones the first two (and so far the last) Grammy Awards. He was named the best rock album, and the video for the song “Love Is Strong” was named the best among short films.
Guitarist Kate Richards, who celebrated his 60th birthday in 2003, was named by the audience of VH1 the biggest rowdy in the history of rock music. As a consistent conductor of the principle of “sex, drugs, rock and roll”, he is ahead of competitors such as Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee and the Gallagher brothers.
Records of many famous rock bands (Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin) were recorded at the band’s traveling studio, known as the Rolling Stones Mobile.
The Rolling Stones performed twice in Russia: August 11, 1998 in Moscow, just before the default, and July 28, 2007 in St. Petersburg.
When playing the role of captain Jack Sparrow in the films of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Johnny Depp tried to imitate Keith Richards, one of his favorite musicians, in the walk and manner of speaking.