Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times (and even getting naked up the stage) — and there’s no better time to get loose than the end of the month, when we pick up our paycheck, close our offices and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation. So this end of the month, I’m going to pay tribute to the biggest rock and roll band ever – the Rolling Stones!
When the budding Rolling Stones began playing gigs around London in 1962 (The Marquee Club is where they had their very first gig), the notion that a rock & roll band would last five years, let alone fifty, was insane. Rock and roll is just the latest teenage fad on those years. And like we all know, fad comes and go like a hurricane. But factors, that made the Rolling stones stand out came. (1) Really great music – Like their breakthrough single (I can get no) Satisfaction and the ever romantic yet rocking sound of Wild Horses (2) Their work hard play hard attitude – that made them land huge deals and gigs but also lands them in the biggest scandals and escapades ever. Good or Bad, both serves as publicity (3) Electrifying concerts – Almost everyone who is lucky enough to attend one of their shows would testify that they have this ability to start you up jumping or sharking your hips. And their concert would definitely make it to the top concerts they’ve attended in their life.
And they haven’t lost their touch. Fifty years after their band was formed, they still got the same fire. “It’s incredible to think about working with the same band for fifty years,” Mick Jagger says. “Of course, members have come and gone over the years, but it is still the Rolling Stones. Inevitably it makes you think about the mortality of it. But here we are making plans and attempting to get things organized for the future!”
“It’s still too early for me to talk about the Stones’ legacy,” Keith Richards says. “We haven’t finished yet. There’s one thing that we haven’t yet achieved, and that’s to really find out how long you can do this. It’s still such a joy to play with this band that you can’t really let go of it. So we’ve got to find out, you know?”
Fifty years had passed and yet fans still yearn to go see and hear the Stones. Some great fans even built this great site which are composed of Postcards from the past 50 years of The Stones: From their first performance at the Marquee club to the 50th anniversary gig at the O2 arena. I as a diehard fans salute the Rolling stones and hope that there would be a lot of surprises for us this 2013. Seeing the Rolling Stones live is to see a working band playing as hard as they can, and there’s no last time for that. Their legacy will remain forever.

Author: Mariechris Anne Felipe

Leave a Reply