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Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Rolling Stones: 50 years young

50 years ago today a bunch of young Ealing Jazz Club enthusiasts revealed themselves to the world as The Rollin' Stones. The place was The Marquee in London's Soho, the date July 12 1962. 50 years later and the band are still together and planning some celebratory concerts before the year is out.

Unfortunately no footage of those early days seems to exist, so instead enjoy their first television appearance in February 1964 on the Arthur Haynes show, performing 'I Wanna Be Your man' and 'You Better Move On'. Before 'Keef' took control the band was all about the mercurial talents of one Brian Jones - check out his slide playing on the first number!

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