The early history of the band began in 1950, when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were childhood friends. They both went to the same school in Dartford. Later their families moved apart and they entered different educational institutions. Richards was studying at Sidcup Art College and Jagger at London School of Economics.
They met each other at the railway station, when both were heading to classes. Both Richards and Jagger were extremely exited to meet each other. They found out that the same things interested them, namely music of Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.
Pretty soon they formed a band “Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys” together with Dick Taylor. That was a blues band. In 1962 the rhythm-guitarist Brian Jones and Ian Stewart (keyboards) joined the band and the band changed its name to “The Rolling Stones”. It was difficult for them to find a suitable drummer and lots of different people were playing drums at live performances at first. The band gave its first concert on the 12th of July in 1962 in the Marquee club.
Jones and Jagger created a really unique and interesting music style. Jones was a great fan of blues and he tried to play blues, while as Jagger and Richards were adding rock and roll notes to their music. This extraordinary mixture of different styles had brought wide popularity to the band.
“Come On” Chuck Berry’s song was their first single released in 1963.