“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” — Keith Richards, Guitarist for The Rolling Stones —
In their first professional gig, The Rolling Stones took the stage at London’s Marquee Jazz Club on this day in 1962 — and music would never be the same. The original lineup, featuring Mick Jagger on vocals, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones, Ian Stewart on piano, bassist Dick Taylor and drummer Tony Chapman, the six-man band had to borrow money from Jagger’s dad to rent equipment for their debut show. Covering hit songs like “Dust My Broom,” “Confessin’ the Blues” and “Got My Mojo Working”, The Rolling Stones made an immediate impact on the London music scene, continuing to play clubs through the summer. The band met at the Marquee Club on the 50th anniversary of the historic performance, paying tribute to where it all began — before they were selling out stadiums around the world.