The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line up in 1963 but continued as an occasional pianist until 1985. Jones departed the band in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975. Since then, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar along with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. The Rolling Stones were in the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964-65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. After a short period of musical experimentation the polarising and largely psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request was released in 1967, the group returned to its bluesy roots with Beggars’ Banquet (1968) which along with its follow-ups, Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972) are generally considered to be the band’s best work, it was during this period the band were first introduced on stage as “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”. The band continued to release commercially successful records in the 1970s and sold many albums, with Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) being their two most sold albums worldwide. In 1989 they released Steel Wheels which was followed by a big stadium and arena tour. By 2007, the band had made what were then four of the top five highest grossing concert tours of all time. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list, and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released twenty nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive number one studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Rolling Stones. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Rolling Stones albums and most notable recordings.