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Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dead at 95

Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dead at 95

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Sid Bernstein, a music promoter and agent who brought The Beatles to New York for landmark concerts, died Wednesday in New York, his publicist said. He was 95.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Woman gives birth at Glastonbury music festival

PILTON, England, July 1 (UPI) -- A British mom said she and her newborn are doing well after she gave birth to the baby girl following The Rolling Stones' set at the Glastonbury music festival.
Mumford & Sons to play Glastonbury festival

Mumford & Sons to play Glastonbury festival

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Mumford & Sons, who have been on hiatus while their bassist recovers from brain surgery, say they will perform at the Glastonbury music festival this weekend.
Rolling Stones' Keith Richards says he doesn't regret drug use

Rolling Stones' Keith Richards says he doesn't regret drug use

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- British rocker Keith Richards told Men's Journal he still doesn't regret using drugs and enjoyed using his body as something of "a laboratory."
Keith Urban wanted to hear Kree Harrison on Opry stage from beginning

Keith Urban wanted to hear Kree Harrison on Opry stage from beginning

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Country star Keith Urban said in Nashville this weekend he enjoys collaborating with other artists so he can see "what comes of those energies coming together."
Hollywood actresses no longer favored for magazine covers

Hollywood actresses no longer favored for magazine covers

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actresses, a longtime staple of U.S. magazine covers, are taking a back seat to musicians and other celebrities, magazine editors say.
Rolling Stones may appear on 'Downton Abbey'

Rolling Stones may appear on 'Downton Abbey'

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Hugh Bonneville is lobbying for the Rolling Stones to appear on an episode of his celebrated British costume drama "Downton Abbey," The Guardian reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A rare VOX guitar played by Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison was sold for $408,000 in New York, Julien's Auctions said.
Katy Perry tweets photo of herself with Mick Jagger

Katy Perry tweets photo of herself with Mick Jagger

LAS VEGAS, May 13 (UPI) -- Pop star Katy Perry tweeted a photo of herself with Mick Jagger after she sang with the rock icon during a Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas.

Rolling Stones play impromptu gig at LA nightclub

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones played an impromptu gig at a club in Los Angeles as part of a warmup to the launch of their "50 and Counting Tour."
Surprise! Rolling Stones book last-minute LA club show

Surprise! Rolling Stones book last-minute LA club show

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- A handful of Rolling Stones fans got a rare treat Saturday when the band announced a last-minute show at a Los Angeles club for $20 a ticket -- cash only.
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Keith Richards (L) of the Rolling Stones chats with director Martin Scorsese during a press conference for the Martin Scorsese film documentary on the Rolling Stones "Shine A Light" on March 30, 2008 in New York. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962 in London when multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early lineup. Stewart, deemed unsuitable as a teen idol, was removed from the official lineup in 1963 but continued to work with the band as road manager and keyboardist until his death in 1985.

Early in the band's history Jagger and Richards formed a songwriting partnership and gradually took over leadership of the band from the increasingly troubled and erratic Jones. At first the group recorded mainly covers of American blues and R&B songs, but since the 1966 album Aftermath, their releases have mainly featured Jagger/Richards songs. Mick Taylor replaced an incapacitated Jones shortly before Jones's death in 1969. Taylor quit in 1974, and was replaced in 1975 by Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has remained with the band ever since. Wyman left the Rolling Stones in 1992; bassist Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has worked with the group since 1994.

First popular in the UK and Europe, The Rolling Stones came to the US during the early 1960s "British Invasion". The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK (24 in the US), eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations; and have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of eight consecutive studio albums that charted at number one in the United States. Their latest album, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005. In 1989 The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Their image of unkempt and surly youth is one that many musicians still emulate.

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