The Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography

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This comprehensive book documents the nearly half-century-long story of The Rolling Stones--the group many regard as the most eminent rock band ever.

By 1964 the United States had been "invaded" by a number of British bands, led by the Beatles. The Rolling Stones were seen as more rebellious and rowdy than The Beatles--they were the "bad boys" as opposed to the "good boys"--and this reputation only served to enhance their popularity with their teenage fans. The Stones far outlasted the Beatles and all the other 60s-era British bands, however The Rolling Stones not only continued, but flourished, their tours drawing enormous crowds for decades.

The Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography chronicles the fascinating adventures of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and sheds light on what has allowed these music legends to enjoy such lifelong popularity and success.

* A clear timeline of key events in the life of the band that encompasses over 40 years

* Images of the band members and their performances across time

* Print and nonprint resources for student research

* Appendices of albums, awards, film appearances, and more

 

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Contents

A Musical Biography Chapter 1 The Young Stones
1
A Musical Biography Chapter 2 The British Invasion
17
A Musical Biography Chapter 3 The Stones as a Number One Band 19651967
33
A Musical Biography Chapter 4 Battles with the Beatles Drugs and the Establishment
49
A Musical Biography Chapter 5 The Stones Look to Top Themselves Again The Stones in the Early 1970s
67
A Musical Biography Chapter 6 The Stones Reinvented Ronnie Wood Is a Permanent Fixture but Keith?
83
A Musical Biography Chapter 7 Individual Efforts Are the Stones Through?
99
A Musical Biography Chapter 8 From Voodoo Lounge to Bridges to Babylon and Beyond
111
A Musical Biography Chapter 9 No Security 40 Licks and A Bigger Bang The Stones Wont Slow Down
125
A Musical Biography Afterword The Stones Still Looking Forward
143
A Musical Biography Appendix US Albums 19642009 Stones as Band and Individual Stones
147
A Musical Biography Further Reading
153
A Musical Biography Index
157
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About the author (2010)

Murry R. Nelson is professor emeritus of education and American studies at Penn State University.

Chris Smith is editorial consultant for popular culture titles at Greenwood Press and teaches cultural criticism at the University of British Columbia.

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