Names And Ages of The Rolling Stones Band Members

The original and classic lineup consisted of (Left to Right): Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Keith Richards
The original and classic lineup consisted of (Left to Right): Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Keith Richards( Source : facebook )

The Names And Ages of The Rolling Stones Band Members are Mick Jagger (79), Keith Richards (79), and Ronnie Wood (76). The band has had a total of 8 members.

The original lineup consisted of Mick and Keith alongside Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Brian Jones. That lineup was perhaps their most iconic one as each member brought something special to the group.

Then-leader Brian brought his instrumental knowledge, Mick and Keith brought their blues-based skills, and Bill and Charlie were a tight rhythm section.

The five-piece, who got their start in London in 1962, would soon become one of the greatest bands of the decade, rivaling The Beatles, who had a full two-year head start on them. In fact, the perceived rivalry between the two groups would cause both to reach the heights of the UK charts.

However, while the Beatles would be done by 1970, the Stones have persisted, and are still around to this day.

Original Members Of The Rolling Stones

Name:Main Role:
Mick JaggerLead Vocalist
Keith RichardsLead Guitar
Brian JonesRhythm Guitar
Bill WymanBass Guitar
Charlie WattsDrummer

The Rolling Stones Ages Of Band Members

Keith (Left) and Mick (Right) are the last two of the original lineup still alive and in the band
Keith (Left) and Mick (Right) are the last two of the original lineup still alive and in the band( Source : facebook )

The ages of Rolling Stones band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both 79. Mick and Keith were born on July 26 and December 18, 1943 respectively.

The two were born in Dartford, Kent, England. As for the rest of the band:

Brian Jones was born on February 28, 1942, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He passed away, at the age of 27, on July 3, 1969.

Bill Wyman is currently 86 years old and was born on October 24, 1936, in London.

Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941, in London and passed away on August 24, 2021, at 80 years old.

The Rolling Stones Original Members Then And Now

Of the Rolling Stones original members only Mick and Keith are still performing. Brian and Charlie passed away while Bill left the band back in 1993.

Mick Jagger young (Left) and old (Right)
Mick Jagger young (Left) and old (Right)( Source : twitter )

Mick and Keith started the band when they were only 19 years old. They have since become two Rock and Roll icons. Their songwriting partnership is put on the same pedestal as John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Keith Richards then (left) and now (right)
Keith Richards then (left) and now (right)( Source : twitter )

Brian was 20 years old around the time the band formed. Initially, he was the leader and creative force, but as Mick and Keith started taking more of a role in the group, his diminished.

Charlie Watts then (left) and shortly before his passing (right)
Charlie Watts then (left) and shortly before his passing (right)( Source : twitter )

Combined with his substance abuse problems, Brian passed away on July 3, 1969, at the age of 27, joining the fabled 27 Club.

As for Charlie, he joined the group at age 23 and spent his entire life there until he passed away at the ripe old age of 80, back in 2021.

Bill Wyman then (left) and now (right)
Bill Wyman then (left) and now (right)( Source : twitter )

Lastly, Bill joined at age 26 and was in the group from 1962 until 1993 when he left at age 57. Since then, he has kept playing music but has also been busy as an amateur archaeologist.

The Rolling Stones Hits Songs

Rolling Stones have 8 Number One Hits in the UK and the US. Their songs have also charted in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and more.

#1 in the UK #1 in the US
It's All Over Now/Good Times, Bad Times (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction/The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
Little Red Rooster/Off the Hook Get Off of My Cloud/I'm Free
The Last Time/Play With Fire Paint It Black/Stupid Girl
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction/The Spider and the Fly Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together
Get Off of My Cloud/The Singer Not the Song Honky Tonk Women/You Can't Always Get What You Want
Paint It Black/Long, Long While Brown Sugar/Let It rock
Jumpin' Jack Flash/Child of the Moon Angie/Silver Train
Honky Tonk Women/You Can't Always Get What You Want Miss You/Far Away Eyes

The group's most successful period, chart-wise, lasted from 1963 to 1979. During these almost two decades, of the 63 singles they released over half of them charted on the UK charts, and even more did so in the US.

Their first #1 in the UK was the non-album single It's All Over Now/Good Times, Bad Times which also peaked at #26 in the US. There, their first #1 was their perennial hit (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, though the B-Side was different than the UK release.

However, this is not to say the decades since 1979 have been without hits. Their most recent hit was as recent as 2020 when their non-album single Living in a Ghost Town peaked at #61 on the UK Charts.

The Rolling Stones Albums In Order

The Rolling Stones Albums In Order include 1. The Rolling Stones 2. 12X5 3. The Rolling Stones No. 2 and more. They have released 30 albums in total.

Album Name:Release Date:
The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit MakersApril 16 (UK)/May 30 (US), 1964
12 X 5October 17, 1964
The Rolling Stones No. 2January 15, 1965
The Rolling Stones, Now!February 13, 1965
Out of Our HeadsJuly 30 (US)/September 24 (UK), 1965
December's Children (And Everybody's)December 4, 1965
AftermathApril 15 (UK)/July 2 (US), 1966
Between the ButtonsJanuary 20 (UK)/February 11 (US), 1967
Their Satanic Majesties RequestDecember 8, 1967
Beggaars BanquetDecember 6, 1968
Let It BleedNovember 28, 1969
Sticky FingersApril 23, 1971
Exile on Main St.May 12, 1972
Goats Head SoupAugust 31, 1973
It's Only Rock 'n RollOctober 18, 1974
Black and BlueApril 23, 1976
Some GirlsJune 9, 1978
Emotional RescueJune 20, 1980
Tattoo YouAugust 24, 1981
UndercoverNovember 7, 1983
Dirty WorkMarch 24, 1986
Steel WheelsAugust 29, 1989
Voodoo LoungeJuly 11, 1994
Bridges to BabylonSeptember 29, 1997
A Bigger BangSeptember 6, 2005
Blue & LonesomeDecember 2, 2016

Much like the Beatles, the Stones existed before the album was seen as a holistic product as it is now. So, instead of being chosen and curated by the band, their early albums were just a collection of songs.

However, unlike the Beatles, in the Stones' case both their UK and US releases are seen as official parts of their discography and accepted into the canon. So, their early work is very hard to collate for their later fans.

The Stones saw immediate success on the charts with their first and second albums hitting #1 in the UK. Their fifth album overall, Out of Our Heads would be their first #1 in the US.

Every studio album by the Stones except their most recent one.
Every studio album by the Stones except their most recent one.( Source : facebook )

However, their albums wouldn't start taking shape as albums rather than a collection of songs until 1967, when they released Their Satanic Majesties Request. Though it charted at #3 and #2 in the UK and US respectively, many saw it as a cheap imitation of the Beatles' Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It was with the following album Beggars Banquet that the Stones began a truly legendary album run, critically speaking. Every album from here until 1978's Some Girls holds critical weight.

They would continue to see success commercially as the first album post their critically successful days, Emotional Rescue was a #1 record in the UK and the US. Even their most recent album, Blue and Lonesome, released over half a century after their formation, hit #1 in the UK and #4 in the US.

The Rolling Stones Current Members

Founding members Mick and Keith alongside guitarist Ronnie Wood are the sole current members of The Rolling Stones.

Ronnie joined the band in 1975 after the departure of Mick Taylor. To many, he is also a definitive Stones member despite joining more than a decade after the band's formation.

As for what the band is doing, they are doing what they do best, touring and recording a new album. Their most recent tour was the Sixty tour which saw them do 14 shows all over Europe from June 1, 2022, to August 3, 2022.

This tour came less than a year after their previous No Filter Tour which saw 58 shows over the course of four years from September 9, 2017, to November 23, 2021.

Speaking of their new album, reportedly Paul McCartney of the Beatles is set to appear on it. This will be McCartney's first time working with the Stones on an album.

Some FAQs

Who Is The New Drummer For The Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones haven't hired a new drummer to officially join the band. However, Steve Jordan has been drumming during tours since 2021.

Who Was The Lead Guitarist For The Rolling Stones?

Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood both play lead guitars for the Rolling Stones. Brian Jones and Mick Taylor fulfilled the role when they were in the band.

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