Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in 2002 - a greatest hits double album, Forty Licks, was released in September 2002 to mark the band's 40 anniversary - they embarked on a world tour to promote the album in 2002 and 2003 - the album has since sold around 7 million copies worldwide.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in 2002 - a greatest hits double album, Forty Licks, was released in September 2002 to mark the band's 40 anniversary - they embarked on a world tour to promote the album in 2002 and 2003 - the album has since sold around 7 million copies worldwide.

The Rolling Stones released a cover of the Bobby Womack and the Valentinos’ It’s All Over Now in Britain on 26 June 1964. The song would go on to become the band’s first No1 hit in the UK.

The Rolling Stones released a cover of the Bobby Womack and the Valentinos’ It’s All Over Now in Britain on 26 June 1964. The song would go on to become the band’s first No1 hit in the UK.

Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious and Lemmy. The first wave of punk may have been over fast in London and even New York as bands and styles moved on, but punk has had one of the longest after-lives of any music scene. Its influence hit later in other places and the attitude and style were a big influence on Los Angeles rock bands like Motley Crue and early Guns N' Roses in the 1980s.

Punk at 40: From the Sex Pistols to safety pins, in pictures

Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious and Lemmy. The first wave of punk may have been over fast in London and even New York as bands and styles moved on, but punk has had one of the longest after-lives of any music scene. Its influence hit later in other places and the attitude and style were a big influence on Los Angeles rock bands like Motley Crue and early Guns N' Roses in the 1980s.

Just a few months after the band's first gig, changes to the line-up were made. Bill Wyman replaced Mick Taylor as bassist in December 1962, while drummer Tony Chapman was replaced by Charlie Watts in January 1963. The same year pianist Ian Stewart (above with maracas) was forced to leave the group as he didn’t fit the “pretty, thin, long-haired” image that their manager Andrew Loog Oldham was trying to cultivate, according to Wyman.

Just a few months after the band's first gig, changes to the line-up were made. Bill Wyman replaced Mick Taylor as bassist in December 1962, while drummer Tony Chapman was replaced by Charlie Watts in January 1963. The same year pianist Ian Stewart (above with maracas) was forced to leave the group as he didn’t fit the “pretty, thin, long-haired” image that their manager Andrew Loog Oldham was trying to cultivate, according to Wyman.

Death of Brian Jones, 3 July 1969  By the release of Beggars Banquet in December 1968, Brian Jones’s drug abuse had increased, causing further run-ins with the law and mood swings, and his involvement with the band was reduced. Because of his drug convictions he could not receive a work permit to tour in the US.  In June 1969, Jones left the band. Less than a month later, on 3 July, he was found drowned in the swimming pool of his Sussex home. His heart and liver were heavily enlarged from…

Death of Brian Jones, 3 July 1969 By the release of Beggars Banquet in December 1968, Brian Jones’s drug abuse had increased, causing further run-ins with the law and mood swings, and his involvement with the band was reduced. Because of his drug convictions he could not receive a work permit to tour in the US. In June 1969, Jones left the band. Less than a month later, on 3 July, he was found drowned in the swimming pool of his Sussex home. His heart and liver were heavily enlarged from…

Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards: who have 16 children and 13 grandchildren between them

Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards: who have 16 children and 13 grandchildren between them

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