20 things you probably didn't know about The Rolling Stones

Thursday, October 16, 2014
20 things you probably didn't know about The Rolling Stones 
(CIRCA 1967: Rock and roll band 'The Rolling Stones' pose for a portrait in circa 1967. (L-R) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  )

The Rolling Stones are undoubtedly one of the biggest and most influential Rock bands in world. They have conquered all there is too the music industry and have impacted on a grand amount of people with their individuality and originality in music. They are set to hit begin their 14 ON FIRE tour. Here are 20 facts that you might have not known about the rockin lads !

1. The cover to their 1971 album Sticky Fingers was designed by Andy Warhol.

2. It is also rumoured that Andy Warhol designed their famed ‘tongue’ logo — but it could have also been John Pasch or Craig Braun.

3. The Stones’ first gig featured Mick Avory on drums, who later went on to drum for the Kinks.

4.The first single from Bridges To Babylon,Anybody Seen My Baby,” featured Angelina Jolie before she became famous.

5. Keith Richards named his child with Anita Pallenberg, Marlon, after film star Marlon Brando.

6.Their 1967 single “We Love You” featured John Lennon and Paul McCartney on backing vocals.

7. Many of their albums have been produced by a team called “The Glimmer Twins,” which is actually just a pseudonym for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

8. There are rumours that David Bowie is singing the backing vocals on their song “Time Waits For No One.”

9. Contrary to popular belief, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were actually good friends.

10. The band members refused to wear matching stage suits like the Beatles wore early on.

11. Bill Wyman owns a restaurant in London called Sticky Fingers.

12.  While Jagger and Richards did a lot of drugs (and Brian Jones did enough to kill himself), Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts abstained for the most part.

13.  The Rolling Stones are the highest earning rock band in history with concerts that have grossed over $750 million.

14. Rumours credit Bill Wyman with coining the term “Groupie” during their 1965 Australian tour.

15. Jagger was knighted in 2002. Richards felt it was hypocritical of him to accept it since the band has always been critical of the British monarchy and English law.

16. In 2002, they played a private concert for a Texas investor named David Bonderman for a fee of $7 million.

17. Their tongue logo was inspired by the Indian Hindu goddess Kali The Destroyer.

18. They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in January 1989.

19. The producers of A Clockwork Orange briefly toyed with the idea of casting Jagger in the lead role as Alex and having the rest of the Stones along as his “droogs”.

20.Over 1,500,000 fans turned up to see them play at the Copacabana Beach Show in February 2006.


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