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Album cover designer Wilkes dead at 69

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- Artist Tom Wilkes, known for designing albums for popular rock music acts, has died at age 69 in Pioneertown, Calif., his daughter says.
Rare photos of Beatles to be shown

Rare photos of Beatles to be shown

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The manager for The Beatles' and Rolling Stones' first U.S. tours says he is exhibiting his collection of photos of the bands at a New York gallery.
Report: Stones to switch record labels

Report: Stones to switch record labels

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones reportedly are planning to leave the British record label EMI after decades of collaboration.
Rolling Stones reunited for wedding

Rolling Stones reunited for wedding

LONDON, June 22 (UPI) -- Members of the Rolling Stones enjoyed a non-musical get-together in London where Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's daughter was married, a guest says.

Scorsese's Stones film to open Berlin fest

BERLIN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film "Shine a Light" is scheduled to open the upcoming 58th Berlin International Film Festival.

Siberians mistake man for Rolling Stone

SAYANOGORSK, Russia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A 52-year-old British man was treated like a celebrity in Siberia after he was mistaken for a member of the Rolling Stones.

Stones donate funds to crash victims

WARSAW, Poland, July 31 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones donated a portion of the proceeds from band's concert in Warsaw in memory of the victims of a Polish bus crash, it was reported. The bus crash happened Sunday in the French Alps when 50 people were returning to Poland after a visit to a

Rolling Stones rock Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, July 19 (UPI) -- The 60,000 rock fans filling the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania, for a Rolling Stones concert knew it was only rock 'n' roll and they liked it.

Longtime business manager leaves Stones

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- Prince Rupert Lowenstein, who became the Rolling Stones' financial manager when the band was being hounded for unpaid British taxes, is leaving his post.

Rolling Stones to perform in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, May 11 (UPI) -- Polish organizers said the Rolling Stones added an open-air concert in Warsaw on July 25 to their European tour, Polish Radio reported Friday. The Warsaw concert is scheduled to last 150 minutes and the organizers said they expect to sell 60,000 tickets,

Rolling Stones change Serbia concert venue

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 9 (UPI) -- Serbian organizers and the Rolling Stones Wednesday agreed to change their concert's venue from a Belgrade horse racing track to a riverside park.

Beatles, Stones are wealthiest rockers

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin -- among Britain's most storied bands -- also are among the wealthiest, a survey showed.

The Rolling Stones' Serbian controversy

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 21 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones and the Serbian animal rights group ORCA are at odds over a plan to sedate more than 300 horses.

The Rolling Stones regain tour title

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones have regained the title for the "top-grossing tour ever" with their "A Bigger Bang" tour, which brought in $437 million.

Rolling Stones rock Saskatchewan

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones played one of the group's more remote concerts Friday night to an appreciative audience in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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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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