Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary

Rolling Stons 50th Anniversary

On July 12, 1962 a band of youngsters played its first gig at London’s Marquee Club on Oxford Street. The band was named after a song by Muddy Waters. It was called the Rolling Stones.

The Marquee Club was located in the basement of the Academy movie theater. The film that night: “The Day of the Triffids.”


“Start it up: the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ first gig,” Christopher Sandford, The Guardian

“Rolling Stones hint at tour ahead of 50th anniversary celebration,” Josie Cox, The Independent

“Are You Ever Too Old to Rock?” Gregory McNamee, Britannica Blog


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Image (“Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, after  Shepard Fairey”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,
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