Maybe it will make you feel old. Or maybe it offers the opportunity to revel in some genuine rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia.
But today marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, based on the band’s first show at London’s Marquee Jazz Club, when they were billed as the Rollin’ Stones.
On Wednesday, the group – a bit more weathered these days – reconvened in front of the club for an anniversary photo.
Last month, the band debuted a new logo to celebrate its anniversary and in recent weeks, Keith Richards has intimated that the group will likely play one show this year in honor of their 50 years and tour more extensively in 2013.
But for now, take a look back at one of rock’s greatest innovators…and, if you want to take a closer look at some Stones pics, we’ve got a present for you.
The kind folks from The eBook People are providing a free 2,000-page e-book of “50 Years: The Rolling Stones – Views from the Inside, Views from the Outside (Part 1)” for us to give away (the book is available on Amazon and iTunes).
Keep in mind that you need to have a device on which to read it, but if you’re interested, leave a comment below and we’ll randomly choose a winner at noon Friday.
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene