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Rolling Stones, The

Entry updated 30 August 2021. Tagged: Music.

UK blues-rock band formed in 1962 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 long-time drummer, from 1963, was Charlie Watts (1941-2021). 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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