On Friday Life Celebrating Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary With New Book was a top story. Here is the recap: LIFE Books is commemorating the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary with the May 22 release of 'The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll.'
Fifty years after they first got together, the immortal Rolling Stones are still on top, still selling out arenas around the world. It's a feat that is unparalleled in the history of rock and roll. The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll chronicles the riseand the occasional dramatic tumblesof the group that's been called "the greatest rock and roll band in the world, music's original bad boys.
In this deluxe book, LIFE's editors tell the story of the Stones in more than 140 pages of remarkable photos and narrative. It begins with the band's foundingnot, in fact, by Mick and Keith, who were recruited by the founders of the original "Rollin' Stones"by the little-known figures who got the group off the ground and ultimately faded into obscurity. - more on this story