The Rolling Stones formed back in 1962 and at the time of writing are still touring as a mega group. Brian Jones founded the
Kieth Richards started writing songs with Mick in 1963 and is still in the group today. Bill Wyman even had solo success in 1981 with
The groups first UK single hit in the 1970s
1973 and the beautiful Angie became a top 5 hit and written by Jagger and Richards
1974 and the guys got into a large plastic bubble for
Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It). The meaning of the lyrics was summed up by Jagger in the liner notes to the 1993 compilation Jump Back; "The idea of the song Its to do with our public persona at the time. I was getting a bit tired of people having a go, all that, 'oh, it's not as good as their last one' business. The single sleeve had a picture of me with a pen digging into me as if it has a sword. It was a lighthearted, anti-journalistic sort of thing." were
|“||If I could stick my pen in my heart, And spill it all over the stage;|
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya, Would you think the boy is strange?
|“||If I could win ya, if I could sing |
Would it be enough for your cheating heart, If I broke down and cried? If I cried?
I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it
|“||Suicide right on the stage...||”|