Rolling Stones


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Rolling Stones

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(Biography) the. British rock group (formed 1962): comprising Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (born 1943; guitar, vocals), Brian Jones (1942–69; guitar), Charlie Watts (born 1941; drums), Bill Wyman (born 1936; bass guitar; now retired), and subsequently Mick Taylor (born 1948; guitar; with the group 1969–74) and Ron Wood (born 1947; guitar; with the group from 1975). See also Jagger
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As me and my companions were scrambling up a hill, The path was lost in rolling stones, but we went forward still; For we can wriggle and climb, my lads, and turn up everywhere, Oh, it's our delight on a mountain height, with a leg or two to spare!
An empty chest clattered turning over; a man fell head first with a jump, as if lifted by a kick; and farther off, indistinct, others streamed like a mass of rolling stones down a bank, thumping the deck with their feet and flourishing their arms wildly.
Finally in a furious onset of lunge and parry Robin's foot stepped on a rolling stone, and he went down upon his knees.
"Mother says he's a rolling stone, but there really is something very nice about him, although he says a great many things I don't understand.
It was a journey which a rolling stone would make in a few seconds--the lofty point of departure was visible from the village below in the valley.
"'A rolling stone gathers no moss,'" proceeded the clergyman.
Popular rumour concerning the single gentleman and his errand, travelling from mouth to mouth, and waxing stronger in the marvellous as it was bandied about--for your popular rumour, unlike the rolling stone of the proverb, is one which gathers a deal of moss in its wanderings up and down--occasioned his dismounting at the inn-door to be looked upon as an exciting and attractive spectacle, which could scarcely be enough admired; and drew together a large concourse of idlers, who having recently been, as it were, thrown out of employment by the closing of the wax-work and the completion of the nuptial ceremonies, considered his arrival as little else than a special providence, and hailed it with demonstrations of the liveliest joy.
Unexpected because Nastasia Philipovna, on her way to Pavlofsk, had thought and considered a good deal, and had expected something different, though perhaps not altogether good, from this interview; but Aglaya had been carried away by her own outburst, just as a rolling stone gathers impetus as it careers downhill, and could not restrain herself in the satisfaction of revenge.
Robert Downey Jr., famously known for playing Tony Stark and Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, announced that NASA has named a rock on Mars after The Rolling Stones. The actor made the announcement right before the band kicked off their concert at the Rose Bowl stadium in California.
(Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said on Friday he was "on the mend" after undergoing surgery that caused postponement of the band's planned North American tour.
When the Rolling Stones hit the scene in the 60's, it was to play rhythm & blues, nothing more.