British pop music emerged in the mid-to late 1950s, and has dominated the world charts ever since. With a wealth of pop history in it's archives, British Pathé salutes some of the biggest, most exciting acts ever.
7. The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band, formed in London in April 1962 by Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica, guitar), and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals). Having released 22 studio albums in the United Kingdom (24 in the United States), nine live albums (ten in the US), and numerous compilations, their worldwide sales are estimated at more than 200 million albums.
We have several good videos of The Rolling Stones in the archive so do have a rummage, but a good place to start is this video of the band playing in Hull in 1964:
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