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.

George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.

Andy Johns, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin producer, dies

VAN NUYS, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Andy Johns, a record producer and engineer who worked with the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin among others, has died in California, his wife said. He was 62.

Rock producer Andy Johns dead at 62

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Producer-engineer Andy Johns, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, died Sunday in Los Angeles, a publicist said. He was 62.

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Rolling Stones announces North American, British tour dates

Rolling Stones announces North American, British tour dates

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones announced on its website Wednesday plans for a "50 and Counting" North American and British concert tour.

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Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys to play Glastonbury

Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys to play Glastonbury

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons are to be the headlining acts at the Glastonbury Festival in England on the last weekend in June.

Prison for 2 who sold news to paper

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- A former police officer was sentenced to 10 months in prison Wednesday and a former prison officer 16 months for selling information to a British tabloid.

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Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys wed in London

Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys wed in London

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- British rocker Ronnie Wood married his 34-year-old girlfriend Sally Humphreys in a private ceremony in London Friday, UsMagazine.com reported.

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Rolling Stones
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)

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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