Today, darling Threshold Cross Over Readers, we give you a low-down on the rise of Rock n’ Roll’s greatest band: The Rolling Stones. How did these four fine gentlemen survive the ’60’s and ’70’s? With style for sure. It all started with a moment on a train station platform (for some reason the most romantic moments are always on train platforms) when a young Keith Richards ran into a equally young Mick Jagger. Noticing the Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records under Jagger’s arm, what else could Richards think but “I think I need those. Now.” Instead of hitting and running, Keith decided to stay a while an d befriended the boy with the best blues records that side of the Atlantic. And so, history was made. The Original Rolling Stones, ‘created’ by Brian Jones, included Keith Richards, Bill Wyman (bassist), Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones hit the scene 1962, the year that became the point of no return.

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The rest… became history:

With Jagger’s moves, Richards’ riffs, Watts’ and Wood’s bass lines it’s no wonder The Rolling Stones have sold over 250 million album copies around the world.

After decades of sex, drugs, and innovative music Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts will once again take the stage to celebrate 50 Years of an incredible rock n’ roll marriage. For those of us who couldn’t get tickets, we can only hope that these crazy guys will still be rockin-and-a-rollin for at least another 20 years. Take a bow gentlemen, you deserve standing ovations.

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