The Rolling Stones are a globally popular English musical group that helped spearhead the British Invasion of the early 1960s. Formed in London in 1962 by Brian Jones, and eventually led by the songwriting partnership of singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, the group began playing American Blues, R&B and Rock n' Roll, and later played other genres including country, psychedelia, Reggae, and disco.
The Stones' image of unkempt and surly youth is one many musicians still emulate. During their 1969 American tour, the Stones were introduced and have often since been referred to as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World." The band has released 29 albums of original work and compilations, and has had 37 top-10 singles. In 1989 the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 The Rolling Stones were ranked #4 in Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time