UK blues-rock band which has enjoyed, to some degree, both celebrity and longevity. The group is led by vocalist Mick Jagger (1943- ) and guitarist Keith Richards (1943- ), who together write most of the group's songs. The Rolling Stones merit mention here primarily for the album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), an uncharacteristically psychedelic collection that includes some sf tracks, notably the soft-rocking snapshot of a (then) future life, "2000 Man" and the moody "2000 Light Years from Home" ("See you on Aldebaran," sings Jagger mournfully, "safe on the green desert sand"). [AR]
see also: SF Music; Dave Wallis.
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