In January, Brian forms the band, the Rollin' Stones with Mick and Keith, in London.
The lineup features Brian, Mick, Keith, Ian Stewart and also Mick Avory/Tony Chapman(drums) and Dick Taylor(bass).
In June, they made their TV debut on UK TV-show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', performing 'Come On'.
They play their first gig at London's Marquee Club in July.
Bill joins the band in December.
Charlie joins the band in January.
Andrew Oldham signs on as manager.
In May, the band signs up for Decca Records.
The name changes to the Rolling Stones.
The group embarks on its first British tour, sharing a bill with the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley.
In June, the Stones begin their first U.S. tour, backing up the Ronettes.
The band releases its first album, 'The Rolling Stones' (featuring the first Jagger/Richards composition, 'Tell Me'), which supplanted with the Beatles at the top of the British charts.
Recording at the famed Chess studio in Chicago, the band members meet their music idols: Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Willie Dixon.
During their second American tour later that year, the Stones debut on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'. The riotous crowd response annoys Sullivan, who vows never to have them back.
Despite Sullivan's disgust, the Rolling Stones juggernaut cannot be ignored. The band appears for a second time on his show.
The Stones get their first US No 1 single with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'.
The single '19th Nervous Breakdown' goes No 1.
Keith Richards buys a Bentley, but fails his driving test.
In a return visit to the 'Ed Sullivan Show', the Stones are obliged to change the offending lyrics of 'Let's Spend the Night Together' to 'Let's Spend Some Time Together'.
In a notorious drug bust, British police raid Keith Richards' country estate, Redlands. Keith and Mick are arrested. Marianne Faithfull, a singer who was Mick's main squeeze, becomes known as the naked girl wrapped in a fur rug.
Brian Jones is busted for dope.
Mick and Marianne join the Beatles for a meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The couple leave less than impressed
Andrew Oldham is fired.
The single 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' hits No 1 one on US charts.
In June, an increasingly drug-addled Brian either quits or is canned from the Stones. Mick Taylor is hired to replace Jones as the Stones' second guitarist.
In July, Brian Jones is found dead in the swimming pool of his Sussex home.
The single 'Honky Tonk Woman', backed with 'You Can't Always Get What You Want, goes to No 1.
Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg become parents to son Marlon.
Mick dumps Marianne Faithful and the blond songbird attempts suicide.
A free Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California proves to be a dark finale to the peace-and-love 60s. The Hell's Angels, acting as security guards for the fest, beat audience members with, among other things, pool cues. The event ends in disaster when 18-year-old Meredith Hunter - who pulled a gun near the front of the stage - is stabbed to death by one of the bikers.
The film 'Performance' is released, starring Mick Jagger as the reclusive rock star Turner.
The concert documentary 'Gimme Shelter' (which includes the frenetic finale at Altamont) opens in New York.
The band, whose contract with Decca has expired, launched their Rolling Stones Records.
The band undertakes a farewell tour of the U.K. as they prepare to go into tax exile in the south of France.
Mick marries Bianca Rose Perez Moreno de Macias in St. Tropez, France.
The album 'Sticky Fingers' is released. It sports an Andy Warhol cover design featuring a shot of a male's jeans-clad crotch. A real zipper adds a big dose of je ne sais quoi.
Mick and Bianca become parents of daughter Jade.
The double album 'Exile on Main Street' (recorded in Keith's house in the south of France) evokes controversy because of its "obscene nature".
Lawsuits abound between the group and its record labels. And in other legal news, Bill Wyman speeds in his Mercedes, is fined and loses his license.
Keith and Anita become parents again, to daughter Dandelion.
Marsha Hunt claims Mick is the father of her 2-year-old daughter.
Keith is convicted on a French drug charge. He is fined, receives a one-year suspended sentence, and is banned from the country for two years.
Mick Taylor quits the Stones and joins the Jack Bruce Band.
Ron Wood joins the Stones as a touring guitarist. Other candidates who didn't pass the jamming phase includes Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton and Rory Gallagher.
Announcing their upcoming tour at a press conference, the Stones make a media splash by jamming out on a flatbed truck on the streets of New York City.
A Florida holy roller, declaring the Stones' music "sinful" and responsible for illegitimate births, leads his congregation in a rock'n'roll bonfire. Stones' platters are burned for the Lord.
Keith's infant son Tara dies of pneumonia.
Ron Wood is made a permanent member of the Stones.
More legal woes for Keith when he is charged with cocaine and LSD possession.
In February, Keith and Anita are busted in Toronto for heroin and cocaine possession. A heroin trafficking charge threatens a life sentence.
It's splitsville for Mick and Bianca as the Nicaraguan beauty files for divorce. Mick is already living with the Texan model, Jerry Hall.
The cover of the album 'Some Girls' causes immediate controversy with pictures of famous women, including Farrah Fawcett and Raquel Welch. The original is yanked off the shelves, and becomes an immediate collector's item.
Keith pleads guilty to the Toronto drug charge. He gets one year probation, and must perform a benefit concert.
Scott Cantrell, 17, fatally shoots himself in the head while staying at Keith and Anita's home. Anita tells police the boy had talked of playing Russian roulette. Keith and Anita split up shortly thereafter.
Keith takes up with super-model (and future wife) Patti Hansen.
Mick flies to Peru to begin work on Werner Herzog's film, 'Fitzcarraldo'. He subsequently drops out of the project.
Keith's angry New York neighbors try to get him evicted over his penchant for all-night, high-decibel partying.
More bad luck for Keith. After catching his idol Chuck Berry at the Ritz in New York, he gets punched in the eye by the volatile St. Louis riff-master.
Erstwhile guitar-slinger Mick Taylor joins his old pals onstage at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City.
Protesting high ticket prices, fans start two fires at a Paris racetrack where the Stones are scheduled to perform.
Venezuelan model Victoria Vicuna flies to Paris to join Mick. London gossip columnists report that Jerry Hall is leaving Mick.
Keith, 40, ties the knot with 27-year-old gal pal Patti Hansen in Mexico.
Bette Midler covers the Stones' 'Beast of Burden', and Mick cameos in the accompanying video.
It's August and in typical Stones fashion, an agreement is reached and signed at 3:00 a.m. in Paris' Ritz Hotel by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and CBS head Walter Yetnikoff. The deal is reportedly worth 28 million dollars and calls for the Stones to deliver four studio albums.
Mick paramour Jerry Hall gives birth to daughter Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger.
Mick goes it alone, and releases his solo album 'She's The Boss'. He issues a denial that he's splitting from the band.
Ron Wood and Jo Howard get married.
Mick performs at Live Aid, backed by Hall & Oates.
Long-time Stones pianist, roadie and beloved confidant Ian Stewart dies of a massive heart attack in the waiting room of his doctor's office in London. All the band members attend the funeral and are visibly moved.
"I lifted every lick he ever played". So said Keith upon presenting Chuck Berry with the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame award.
The Stones, never deemed worthy of a Grammy at the height of their creative powers, are finally bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Keith flies to St. Louis to appear in the Chuck Berry documentary 'Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll', filmed at the Fox Theatre.
Keith recorded his first solo album for Virgin Records at Montreal's Le Studio.
In an Barbados airport, Jerry Hall is arrested and charged with importing 20 pounds of marijuana. When a customs officer pleads guilty of perjury, a magistrate pronounces her not guilty.
Mick released his second album, 'Primitive Cool' At the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, Mick inducts The Beatles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Mick is accused of plagiarizing a song by reggae artist Partick Alley for his own 'Just Another Night'. Mick is exonerated by the magistrate.
Not-so-proud papa Mick forbids daughter Jade from appearing as a prostitute in a film.
During a press conference, Mick, then 45, promises to quit touring when he reaches 50.
In August, Keith's first album, 'Talk Is Cheap', is released. He followed this with a 3-week sold-out tour in the US with his backup band, the X-Pensive Winos.
The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In May, Keith is presented with the 'Living Legend Award' at the International Rock Awards.
Hopeful restauratuer Bill Wyman oversees the opening of his London eatery, Sticky Fingers.
Wyman, 52, marries 19-year-old Mandy Smith (whom he began dating when she was a tend