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The Rolling Stones


Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, two of the founders of The Rolling Stones, were classmates in high school.
  long-lasting popular English rock band probably best known for 60s and 70s hits, but still very popular
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In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked them as #4 of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The band’s name is based on the title of a Muddy Waters song, Rollin’ Stone.  They have been playing since 1962 — which makes them the longest-lasting, continuously active group in rock and roll history.
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  • Then the song clicks over and it’s "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • When they were gone, Travis wandered back to the stereo, sorted through the CDs again, and chose Tattoo You by the Rolling Stones, then cranked up the volume.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Dr. Begbie was humming lightly under her breath as she wrote, some song that I thought might have been by the Rolling Stones.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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  • The Rolling Stones, Mavis’s favorite classic artists, wailed.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • By four o’clock I was driving back over the Lake Pontchartrain bridge with the radio playing a band called the Rolling Stones and the wind blowing through my satiny, straight hair, and I thought, Tonight, I’ll strip off all this armor and let it be as it was before with Stuart.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • And they anticipated some of the flash and crowd-pleasing fervor that would accrue, not too many years later, to Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • There was a song by the Rolling Stones on the record player.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • I’m hooked and I don’t even know what’s on MTV anymore, because I’m busy with Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly and the Byrds and the Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five and Turtles who are neither mutant nor ninja.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • The copy read: POLICE BAND, THE ROLLING STONES, VIVALDI, MIKE WALLACE, THE KINGSTON TRIO, PAUL HARVEY.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo

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  • The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan—"Lay, Lady, Lay," you don’t need a brass bed to understand it.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Cate waited until the Rolling Stones had finished out their song before turning down the radio.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
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