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50 Licks: Myths and Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones

Arts


by
Peter Fornatale

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 3.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

On July 12, 1962, London’s Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song – The Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil’s answer to the sainted Beatles.

A young, inexperienced producer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a session he remembers with four words: ‘I fell in love.’ Though unfamiliar with such basic industry practices as mixing a recording, he made a brilliant decision – he pitched the band to a studio that had passed on the Beatles. Afraid to make the same mistake twice, they signed the Stones, and began a history-making career.

This is just one of the 50 classic stories that make up 50 Licks. Many are never-before told, some are from exclusive interviews – including with elusive bassist Bill Wyman – and all are illustrated and told by the people who lived them.

Half a century on, the Rolling Stones are still the greatest band working. And this is the book to commemorate their unparalleled achievement in rock music.

On July 12, 1962, London’s Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song – The Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil’s answer to the sainted Beatles.

A young, inexperienced producer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a session he remembers with four words: ‘I fell in love.’ Though unfamiliar with such basic industry practices as mixing a… (more)

On July 12, 1962, London’s Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song – The Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil’s answer to the sainted Beatles.

A young, inexperienced producer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a session he remembers with four words: ‘I fell in love.’ Though unfamiliar with such basic industry practices as mixing a recording, he made a brilliant decision – he pitched the band to a studio that had passed on the Beatles. Afraid to make the same mistake twice, they signed the Stones, and began a history-making career.

This is just one of the 50 classic stories that make up 50 Licks. Many are never-before told, some are from exclusive interviews – including with elusive bassist Bill Wyman – and all are illustrated and told by the people who lived them.

Half a century on, the Rolling Stones are still the greatest band working. And this is the book to commemorate their unparalleled achievement in rock music.

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