The Rolling Stones

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Manager Andrew Loog Oldham publicized The Stones by asking "Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?" He was positioning them as bad boys as opposed to the goody-goody Beatles. Contrary to popular belief, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were actually friends. Though at the time, The Stones were illustrated as being the anti-Beatles for publicity, the two bands were on very good terms. They even attribute some of their early accomplishments to the other; for instance, The Stones got their first recording contract from Decca on the suggestion of George Harrison to Decca's head man. The Beatles admired the Stones for their refusal to wear the matching stage suits that the Beatles dawned to win affection from the fans, and Brian Jones' ability at playing the harmonica.

Piano player Ian Stewart, considered the "Sixth Stone," was not an official member of the group because manager Andrew Loog Oldham felt he didn't fit the Stones image. He died of a heart attack in 1985.

In 1968, The Stones taped a British TV special called Rock and Roll Circus. It featured music and circus performances, with guests Jethro Tull, John Lennon, Taj Mahal, and The Who, among others. Lennon's first performance without the Beatles, it never aired on TV, but was released on video in 1995.


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