In the great tradition (??) of Sunday’s posts we suggest and present to you THE definitive rock band (opposed to Beatles being THE definitive band in general, I guess). Only mentioning the idea the biggest battle of the bands comes to mind. Both pioneers of Brit invasion infused the American blues on their notion of rock n roll; and while the beatles kept experimenting with sounds and formats Jagger & Richards kept on working their principal idea of archetypal, intellectual and prog (e.g. songs like fingerprint file or under my thumb) yet filthy and raw, yet mainstream rock (that reached its peak in the infamous Sticky Fingers album, or if u like, the Stones’ White Album) at the same time. Being the band that released the first over 10 minutes blues rock track (going home) and amongst the precious few that impose their songwriting over just infusing the blues of the black man in a white’s commercial rock sound, even though their loan were more persistent e.g. You gotta move, than the Beatle one). The most successful and enduring brand name in the business with countless trivia information and equally countless groundbreaking contributions to our favorite music. Its rather pointless to introduce them or even begin on quoting major contributions and legacy attributes, to what we today refer to, as Hard Rock, or plain rock n roll, the record companies’ one; the classic and enduring that perceives itself as both original and everlasting.
Having to choose amongst the trivia (coz I’m guessing that everyone would know the basics) I‘ ll have to mention the band’s epic fail on delivering a sound close to Sgt. Peppers or Magical Mystery Tour and steal a little bit of Beatles stardust on being a pioneer on psychedelic rock; an epic fail even though it was made in collaboration with great artists as Paul the Beatle or even John Paul the Zep (!!); some would think that this collaboration led more to sabotage rather than amplify, this particular effort (@ Their Satanic Majesties Request Album).
But one of the grandest trivia stands with the band’s collaboration with Hell’s Angels during the 60’s that led to the tragic incidents The experts describe it as follows: «The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a counterculture-era rock concert held on Saturday, December 6, 1969, at the AltamontSpeedway in northern California, between Tracy and Livermore. The event is best known for considerable violence, including the death of Meredith Hunter and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal. Four births were reported during the event. Scores were injured, numerous cars were stolen and then abandoned, and there was extensive property damage.
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Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert, and some anticipated that it would be a "Woodstock West." Filmmakers Albert and David Maysles shot footage of the event and incorporated it into a documentary film titled Gimme Shelter (1970).» source wiki
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Enough with the violence let us focus on the tracks that made today’s band «inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list, and their estimated sales are above 200 million. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive number one studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the US. In 2013, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. . In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.»
So, ranking #13 @ MyTop100List,
Can't you Hear me Knocking