Rolling Stones Research Paper

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The Rolling Stones Electrifying History and Lasting Legacy The Rolling Stones are one of the most well recognized and famous bands to ever perform and come from the country of England. At the peak of their careers, they took the world by storm and began to have a tremendous amount of publicity. Along with this attention, also came many varied opinions of the ‘Stones’, both good and bad. The band has had an insane history, of its good times and bad times, but throughout the time, they have still managed to stick together and are still performing today. By looking at the history and success of The Rolling Stones, one can see they are one the greatest bands of all time. Long, before The Rolling Stones were The Rolling Stones, they were ordinary …show more content…

“The Stones success happened overnight, almost as soon as they started playing in small clubs. The kids were killing around the block. In their time, they had to move to bigger venues and that’s where things got really rough” (Starr). “In May 1963 the Rolling Stones signed to Decca Records and cut their first single” (Townshend 7). Their first single was, “Come On” which was a huge hit across the country. Eventually, after releasing their first single and prospering, the band would go on tour around England. They were so popular and admired by such a great abundance of people, the Stones were “Becoming too big to perform in clubs” (Schwartz 14). “By early 1964, the Rolling Stones went on a British tour. In June 1964, the band rolled into America to perform concerts and to record at Chess Studios in Chicago as well as the Hollywood RCA Studios, where they captured the vibrant, earthy sound they desired due to better acoustics” (Schwartz 14). Once in America, the Stones would start to produce some of their most prolific and famous songs that we know of today. In 1965 the song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, was produced by the band (Schwartz 19). The song was an instant hit and even reached number one in the world. They were mostly adored by many, but also despised by others. Many of the people that did not like The Rolling Stones did not like, “Their musical attitude, a mixture of rebellion and irreverence using urgent guitars, tribal drums, forceful harmonicas, and sexually tensed vocals, seduced the young and alarmed the old” (Schwartz 19). Despite the mixed reviews and opinions of the bands onlookers, they still were very successful, producing: 29 studio albums, 107 singles, 8 number one hits in the United States and the United Kingdom, along with an estimated 250 million albums sold worldwide and many more accolades

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