The Rolling Stones are an English rock band, formed in London in April 1962 by Brian Jones (guitars, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (vocals, harmonica) and also Keith Richards (guitars). Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the very early line-up. The Rolling Stones increased the worldwide regard for the primitive blues embodied by Chess Records' musicians such as Muddy Waters, that composed the song Rollin' Stone after which the band is named. R&B as well as blues cover tunes dominated the Rolling Stones' early product, however their arsenal has actually always included rock and roll. According to doubter and also musicologist Robert Palmer, the Rolling Stones have sustained and also stayed relevant by remaining "rooted in typical veracities, in rhythm-and-blues as well as heart songs", while "more ephemeral pop styles have actually reoccured".
Jones initially led the band, yet after teaming as songwriters, Jagger and also Richards presumed leadership. By 1969 Jones' diminishing contributions to the band and his failure to visit the USA for lawful and also health reasons caused him leaving the band. Three weeks after his departure, Jones drowned. His instant substitute Mick Taylor stayed with the band until 1974, and was changed by Ronnie Wood. Wyman relinquished the band in 1993, and also his substitute Darryl Jones is not a full participant. Stewart was taken from the official line-up in 1963 to continue as the band's roadway supervisor and periodic keyboardist till his fatality in 1985. Considering that 1982, Chuck Leavell has actually been the band's main keyboardist.
( extract from Wikipedia 2011).