The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962 with members Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts making up the first line up. After Brian Jones’ death in 1969, Mick Taylor took over guitar duties. The band was a forerunner of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65.
After a short period of musical experimentation that culminated with the poorly received and largely psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), the group returned to their bluesy roots Beggars’ Banquet (1968) which – along with its follow-ups, Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972) – is one of their most popular records.
The Rolling Stones are still playing live, headlining Glastonbury 2013 and early this year embarked on their ‘14 On Fire’ world tour spanning Europe, Australia, Middle East and Asia.
The band appeared at the Globe on October 8 1965 and again on September 20 1964. During their 1966 gig Mick got hit over the right eye by an over enthusiastic fan. Blood poured from the wound and a bandage was applied to staunch the flow, Mick ever the showman continued the performance by launching into ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ sending the audience into sheer hysteria, according to a report in the Gazette.