By Peter Fornatale
On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee membership debuted a brand new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters tune - The Rolling Stones. They have been a hard-edged band with an aptitude for the dramatic, styling themselves because the devil's solution to the sainted Beatles.A younger, green manufacturer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a consultation he recollects with 4 phrases: 'I fell in love.' even though unusual with such simple practices as blending a recording, he made a super choice - he pitched the band to a studio that had handed at the Beatles. Afraid to make a similar mistake two times, they signed the Stones, and started a history-making career.This is only one of the 50 vintage tales that make up 50 Licks. Many are never-before advised, a few are from unique interviews - together with with elusive bassist invoice Wyman - and all are illustrated and advised by means of the folks who lived them.Half a century on, the Rolling Stones are nonetheless the best band operating. And this can be the e-book to commemorate their remarkable fulfillment in rock track.
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