The Rolling Stones

December 1, 2016

Perhaps you recall the popular musical combo known as “The Rolling Stones”. They had a couple of hit platters back in the day. Do you know how they came to acquire their name?

There are three theories about this. Some say they got their name after seeing an American music magazine called “Rolling Stone”. Others claim they took their name from the Robert Zimmerman tune “Like a rolling stone”. After many hours of research I have discovered the true answer.

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Founder member Brian Jones had a younger brother who regularly purchased the comic “”Swift”. This was a companion comic to, and aimed at a slightly younger readership than, the “Eagle”. One day in 1962 Brian flicked through an old copy of this comic and noticed page eight. The rest, as they say, is history…as is the late Mr Jones.

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