The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band: The Rolling Stones Quiz

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The Rolling Stones are the longest-running rock band ever, going on 54 years in 2016. How much do you know about Mick, Keith and the rest of the band?

Where and when did the Rolling Stones form?

The band now known as the Rolling Stones played under that name for the first time in London in 1962.

How did Mick Jagger and Keith Richards know each other?

Jagger and Richards went to Wentworth Primary School together in Dartford, Kent, England.

Where did they meet again?

Jagger and Richards ran into each other as teenagers at the Dartford railroad station in 1961.

At the station, Jagger was holding records by these two artists.

Richards knew they were kindred musical spirits when he saw the Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry albums.

What was the name of Jagger's first band?

Richards joined Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys soon after rekindling his friendship with Jagger.

Where did Jagger attend school while the band was in its early stages?

Jagger was a undergraduate business student at the London School of Economics.

Where was the band's first official show as the Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones' first gig was at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962.

Who was the first band leader of the Stones?

Guitarist Brian Jones was in the band until 1969.

Who was the bassist in the Stones' final lineup?

Bill Wyman was the bassist until 1993.

What was the Rolling Stones' first single?

The Stones released "Come On," a Chuck Berry cover, in spring 1963.

Who wrote the Stones' second single, "I Wanna Be Your Man"?

None other than Lennon and McCartney wrote the song.

What was the pen name for songs written collectively by the band?

"Nanker Phelge" was credited for the early collectively written songs.

What was the Stones' first international No. 1 hit?

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1985) is generally considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

What was the first Stones album written solely by Jagger and Richards?

"Aftermath" (1966) included "Paint It Black" and "Under My Thumb."

How did Brian Jones die?

Jones' official cause of death was "death by misadventure," but he was found in his swimming pool.

What song did the Stones perform live for the first time at Jones' tribute show?

"Honky Tonk Women" was debuted at a huge free concert in London about a week after Jones' death in 1969.

The Stones documentary "Gimme Shelter" was filmed at this music festival.

The Altamont Free Concert was a notoriously disastrous show in Tracy, California, in 1970.

What was the first Stones album to feature the lips logo?

The immediately recognizable logo first appeared on "Sticky Fingers."

In 1967, the Stones couldn't play in this country because of Jagger and Richards' legal/drug troubles.

The Stones finally played Japan in 1990.

Who replaced guitarist Mick Taylor when he quit in 1974?

Ronnie Wood has been with the Stones since 1975.

Ronnie Wood played for this band before the Stones.

Ronnie Wood was in Faces (with Rod Stewart) before the Stones came calling.

What was the Stones' biggest hit in the U.S.?

"Miss You" was on the Billboard charts for 20 weeks in 1978, hitting No. 1.

How many No. 1 hits have the Stones had in the U.S.?

They've had eight No. 1 hits: "Miss You," "Angie," "Brown Sugar," "Ruby Tuesday," "Honky Tonk Women," " Paint It Black," "Get Off of My Cloud" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

The Stones were on a trip to this country in 1967 when Keith Richards stole Brian Jones' girlfriend.

Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg were together when the trip to Morocco started, and Keith Richards was with her for 12 years after the trip.

Who set the Stones up with their first label, Decca Records?

George Harrison suggested that Decca's head of artists and repertoire check out a Stones show in May 1963.

On the advice of their financial advisers, the Stones moved to this country in 1971.

The Stones took off for the French Riviera, staying together in Villa Nellcote, a mansion by the Mediterranean.

Which album did they record in France?

"Exile on Main St.," generally considered the best Stones album, was recorded at Villa Nellcote.

When did the Stones win their first Grammy?

The Grammy didn't come until 1995, when "Voodoo Lounge" won for best rock album.

How many of the original Rolling Stones remain with the band?

Jagger, Richards and drummer Charlie Watts are still hanging in there.

In 2006, the Stones played a free concert for a million people in this city.

The concert in Rio was the biggest ever.

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