The Rolling Stones
to whom we are so indebted


The Stones - London 1966
Art Kane
Brian Jones and Nicky Hopkins
Courtesy of
Billie Davis who
toured with The Stones in 1964





Born 28 February 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Founder and original leader of the band.
Left on June 8 1969 - replaced by Mick Taylor.
Died 3 July 1969 in his own swimming pool.
Guitar, bottleneck guitar, slide guitar, harp, autoharp, keyboards, mellotron, saxophone, flute, sitar, dulcimer, harpsichord, koto, clarinet, xylophone, marimbas, percussion, vocals.
"Brian was a wonderful bunch of blokes" - Keith Richards


MICK JAGGER Born 26 July 1943 in Dartford, Kent.
Vocal, harp, guitar, piano, synthesizer.
KEITH RICHARDS Born 18 December 1943 in Dartford, Kent.
Guitar, bottleneck guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, vocals.


CHARLIE WATTS Born 2 June 1941 in Islington, London.
First gig 14 January 1963 at the Flamingo Jazz Club, London.
Drums, percussion.


BILL WYMAN Born 24 October 1936 in Lewisham, London.
First gig 15 December 1962 at St. Mary's Church Hall, Putney.
Left 6 January 1993 - no official replacement.
Bass guitar, guitar, harp, autoharp, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals.
MICK TAYLOR Born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Previously with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
First gig 5 July 1969 at Hyde Park, London.
Left 12 December 1974 - replaced by Ron Wood.
Guitar, bottleneck guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, vocals.
Mick Taylor and Mick Waylor exchanging notes
RONNIE WOOD Born 1 June 1947 in Hillingdon, Middlesex.
Previously with The Faces.
First gig 1 June 1975 - Louisana State University, USA.
Guitar, bottleneck guitar, slide guitar, bass, harp, dobro, saxophone, vocals.
IAN STEWART Born 18 July 1938 in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, Hertfordshire.
Known as the 6th Stone he was the second founding member of the original Rollin' Stones.
Died 12 December 1985.
NICKY HOPKINS Born 24 February 1944 in London.
Died 6 September 1994.
Never an official Stone but played at numerous recordings and gigs.
FIRST UK GIG 12 July 1962 Marquee Jazz Club in London - see set list.
Mick Avory, later of the Kinks, on drums.
Dick Taylor, later of Pretty Things on bass.
The name Rollin' Stones, from Muddy Waters' song "Rollin' Stone Blues", was first used at that gig.
FIRST SINGLE 7 June 1963 Come On - by Chuck Berry - reached no. 21 in UK charts.
FIRST TV 7 July 1963 Thank Your Lucky Stars - paid £143 (£1800 today) to mime Come On.
FIRST USA GIG 5 June 1964 The Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California.