The Rolling Stones: English rock band formed in 1962. The first group had Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. Since 1993, the band's members have been Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood. Darryl Jones and Chuck Leavell sit in regularly with the band but are not full band members. The Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and were crowned with the title of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.
First the Rolling Stones achieved success in Europe and then became successful in North America during the British Invasion in the middle of the 1960's. The Rolling Stones have recorded 22 studio albums in the United Kingdom (24 in the United States), 11 live albums (12 in the US), and countless compilations. Their 1971 album Sticky Fingers started a string of eight consecutive studio albums that reached number one in the United States. The Stones latest album, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005.
The Rolling Stones rise to prominence brought greater worldwide focus to the urban blues style of many Chess Records' artists including Muddy Waters, writer of "Rollin' Stone", the song that the band is name after.