The Rolling Stones – England’s Newest Hit Makers


The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. As a diverging act to the popular pop rock of the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock. The band has been viewed as the musical “vanguard of a major transfusion” of various cultural attitudes, making them accessible to youth in both America and Britain. The Stones have sold over 240 million albums worldwide and have held over 48 tours of varying length, including three of the highest-grossing tours of all time: Bridges to Babylon Tour, Voodoo Lounge Tour, and A Bigger Bang Tour. In May 2013, Rolling Stone magazine declared them the “most definitional band that rock & roll has produced”. England’s Newest Hit Makers is their debut studio album, released on 16 April 1964. The majority of the tracks reflect the band’s love for R&B, and the album was included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2010). Sean Egan of BBC Music wrote of the record in 2012: “It’s a testament to the group’s brilliance that the result was still the best album to emerge from the early 1960s British blues boom … the ensemble lovingly deliver some of their favourite shots of rhythm ‘n’ blues.”

Label: ABKCO
Cat. #  882 316-1

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