Who could have imagined that a band could last this long?
Rock 'n' roll is still considered to be an ephemeral art form. Here today and long forgotten tomorrow.
So, how did five lads from the UK start a band some 50 years ago and are still planning to play? There's no way to answer that question. The Stones story is epic, chaotic, messy, but has a swagger all its own.
The Rolling Stones have been reinventing themselves and staying relevant for audiences in a business notorious for churning them out, chewing them up and spitting them out. Record companies are sometimes little more than loan sharks and thieves, offering new bands Mephistopheles-like contracts that are unfair and unethical. And, fame, says Keith Richards, is "the most dangerous drug of all."
What, then, gentle readers, does this all add up to?
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