July 12, 1962

July12On this day in 1962, The Rolling Stones played their first live show at the Marquee Club in London.

On that summer night in 1962, the Rollin’ Stones (the bands name had not yet been changed) took to the stage with Mick Jagger on vocals, guitarists Brian Jones and Keith Richards, pianist Ian Stewart, and bassist Dick Taylor.

The drummer that night is up for debate; some say it was early drummer Tony Chapman, but Richards insisted in his 2010 memoir Life that it was friend Mick Avory (who would later joined The Kinks).

The band had to borrowed money from Jagger’s dad to rent equipment for the gig.

Songs played that evening included ‘Kansas City’, ‘Hush-Hush’, ‘Ride ‘Em on Down’, ‘Blues Before Sunrise’ and ‘Tell Me You Love Me’.

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