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Rolling Stones,

English rock musicrock music,
type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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 group that rose to prominence in the mid-1960s and continues to exert great influence. Members have included singer Mick Jagger (Michael Phillip Jagger), 1943–; guitarists Brian Jones (Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones), 1944–69, Keith Richards or Richard 1943–, and Ron Wood (Ronald David Wood), 1941–; bassist Bill Wyman, 1941–, b. William George Perks, who left the band in 1993; and drummer Charlie Watts (Charles Robert Watts), 1941–. Influenced initially by rhythm and blues, the group's songs, written mostly by Jagger and Richards, include "Satisfaction," "Sympathy for the Devil," and "Paint It Black." They have appeared widely in concert, continuing into the 21st cent., as well as in films, e.g., Gimme Shelter (1970), and also have had successful solo careers.


See memoirs by B. Wyman (1990) and K. Richards (2010, with J. Fox); S. Booth, The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (2000), P. Norman, The Stones (upd. ed. 2002), and , P. Trynka, Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones (2014).

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