The Rolling Stones wins the title of the longest singing rock band of all time due to consistency in quality and the duration of their long-standing fame and success. The Rolling Stones observed their 50th Anniversary in the summer of 2012.
Throughout the band's history, their musical contributions have been marked by a continual reference and reliance on many different musical styles. Brian Jones experimented with the use of nontraditional instruments in the early days. The group started out covering early rock n’ roll and blues songs and have never stopped playing live or recording cover songs. Mick Jagger’s performances in concert are the stuff of legend. The band itself truly defines classic rock
The Rolling Stones formed in London England in 1962. The original line-up consisted of Brian Jones, who played the guitar, Mick Jagger, who was the lead singer, Keith Richards, who played the guitar and background vocals. Bill Wyman also played the bass, Charles Watts on drums and Ian Stewart on the piano. In 2012, the band commemorated its 50th Anniversary. Their first international number one hit was "I can't get no satisfaction.
" Since 1962, the group has survived many feuds and disputes that almost broke them up. They have cut and released 30 studio albums, 23 live albums, 25 compilation albums and 120 singles. They have sold over 240 million albums worldwide and have held over 48 tours of varying length, including three of the highest grossing albums to date.