2012 – The Rolling Stones release “The Rolling Stones: 50” Photo album on This Day in Rock Music History! In 1962 when the Rolling Stones debuted at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street, 50 Years to this day! The photo album chronicles their rise to FAME! The release of the book also heralds another […]
2008 – the town where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards grew up announced it was to name streets in a new estate after Rolling Stones hits. The 13 streets in Dartford, Kent, were to be given names such as Angie Mews, Babylon Close, Sympathy Street, Little Red Walk and Satisfaction Street. Leader of the council, […]
2007 – Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard’s Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: “Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend […]
2007 – Doris Richards died of cancer. The 91-year-old mother of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards bought her son his first guitar for his 15th birthday. He learned some chords from her father, Gus Dupree, a musician who instilled him with an early passion for music.
2007 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards denied that he snorted the ashes of his late father during a drugs binge. Jane Rose, Richards’ manager, told MTV News the remarks were made “in jest”, and she could not believe they had been taken seriously. Richards had said in an interview with The NME: “He was […]
1998 – The Rolling Stones perform the final show of their Bridges to Babylon North American tour at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel. Mick Jagger calls the crowd, which includes Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Sting, “the best-dressed audience I’ve ever seen in my life.”
1977 – Not a good day for Keith Richards. While sleeping at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel, he’s awakened by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who search the suite. They find 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. The Rolling Stones guitarist is arrested and charged with possessing cocaine and heroin with […]
1975 – England’s NME reports that the Rolling Stones are trying out guitarist Wayne Perkins as a replacement for Mick Taylor.
1974 – Rolling Stone Keith Richards was quoted as saying; ‘I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had six months to live.’
1967 -Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday, US 45. No. 1 – The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ruby Tuesday’, the groups fourth US No.1 single. ‘Lets Spend The Night Together’ was the original A side but after radio stations banned the song ‘Tuesday’ became the A side.
1967 – Keith Richards’ mansion in Sussex, England, is raided by 15 policemen, who discover what they describe as “various substances of a suspicious nature.” Richards and Mick Jagger are later arraigned on drug charges.
1967 – As the Beatles continue to record “A Day in the Life,” they’re visited in the studio by Pattie Harrison, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Mike Nesmith, and Donovan. The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of ‘A Day in the Life’. At the Beatles’ request, the orchestra members […]