Definition of The Rolling Stones from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


The Rolling Stones

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(also informal The Stones)
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a British pop group formed in 1962. Its original members were Mick Jagger, Brian Jones (1941-69) and Keith Richards (sometimes known as Keith Richard), who were later joined by Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. Their music was influenced by US blues and their most successful early records were (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965) and Jumpin' Jack Flash (1968), with albums including Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main Street (1972). They were known for their noisy and aggressive performances, and they shocked many people by behaving badly in public and taking drugs. Brian Jones died when he accidentally drowned while under the influence of drugs in 1969. His place in the group was taken by Mick Taylor, who was later replaced by Ron Wood.