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Rolling Stones – photos and quotes

Rolling Stones

“We were different from the Beatles. Our songs were more hard-edged. Our style was more rough and ready. The Beatles did a lot of slick vocal harmonies, which we didn’t do. If we’d been a sweet-sounding harmony group, we’d have been sunk.”Mick Jagger

 

Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Brian Jones.

“Rock ‘n’ roll is music with a beat. It embraces all kinds of popular music with a groove. That’s all it means, really.”Mick Jagger

Source: Associated Press (1993)

 

 

"I think the artists make too much money. I think that the record company makes too much money." -- Mick Jagger (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I think the artists make too much money. I think that the record company makes too much money. I don’t like the huge corporations that record companies have become, and their obvious political affiliations. I think that what hangs a lot of American kids up is the fact that they go in and buy a record, you know, which is part of their way of thinking, expresses an opinion as well as music to them, is part of their lifestyle. The company which sells a million of these records makes X million dollars and donates a large amount to a rightwing organization, or spends two million dollars developing some kind of new missile, electronic missile device. Well, I think quite rightly, the kids want to separate themselves from that kind of business….Right now, there’s no way [to change the system]. Unfortunately. And I don’t think it’s up to the musicians to think of the way. I think they should cooperate with people that do. After all, the first primary consideration is making music and they should stick to it. Otherwise, they’re going to dissipate themselves too much. I think it’s up to other people who’ve got the organizing ability to be able to create a different outlet so that these people are cut out.”Mick Jagger

Source: 1970

Photo: Performance (1970)

 

Mick Jagger

“We communicate with our audience through our music.”Mick Jagger

Source: John Rockwell (1975)

 

 

Rolling Stones 1989“Will I still be singing when I’m 45? Well, Chuck Berry does, and Dylan could, definitely. It’s whether I’ll want to. I don’t think you can go on acting like a 21-year-old. I’d rather be dead than sing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45.”Mick Jagger

Source: John Rockwell (1975)

Photo: Steel Wheels Tour 1989. With Bill Wyman.

 

Rolling Stones 1993
Ron Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, 1991, photo: Paul Natkin

“It would be a mistake to say I’ve never changed. You change so much and you feel inside a lot of things you were when you were a child. You’ve got the same genes. You’re still working with the same raw material, honing the good points, getting them better. The bad points, you’re trying to put down. You learn things like patience a bit more, and tact. You don’t always want to behave with patience and tact. You want to bring out the old armaments sometimes and use them. Your actions and reactions become wider.”Mick Jagger

Source: Associated Press (1993)

 

Mick Jagger

“You start out playing rock ‘n’ roll so you can have sex and do drugs, but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock ‘n’ roll and have sex.”Mick Jagger in 2013.

 

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