....50 years of Rock'n Roll
On 12 July 1962
the Rolling Stones went on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street.
A phenomenal 50 years later, and to celebrate this milestone,
a free photographic exhibition documenting the last half-century will occupy the East Wing Galleries,
looking back at their astounding career.
“This is our story of fifty fantastic years.
We started out as a blues band playing the clubs
and more recently we’ve filled the largest stadiums in the world
with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago.”
Mick, Keith, Charlie & Ronnie
Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years on stage
It's only rock 'n' roll, but the Rolling Stones definitely like it.
The band celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first gig at a bash in London Thursday,
and despite being well over retirement age, the Stones have no plans to quit.
"All of this has sort of brought us back together, and we'll see what comes out of it,"
said guitarist Keith Richards, who revealed that the Stones have begun
rehearsing for new live shows that could come later this year.
It all means Jagger may need to rethink
the words he sang more than 45 years ago in "Mother's Little Helper":
"What a drag it is getting old."
Austin , Texas, 2006
2003 in Leipzig, Germany
Angie - with the London Symphonic Orchestra, 1994
The group is marking its half-century with no letup in its productivity or rock 'n ' roll style.
At 68, Jagger is still the cool, rich frontman of the world's most successful rock band.
Now in their late 60s and early 70s, the band members celebrated the anniversary
by attending a retrospective photo exhibition at London's Somerset House.....
Congratulation - keep on rollin'.....!