The Rock Band of the 1960's
The Rollinf Stones was the longest perfoming british rock band of all time, the Rolling Stones were a great influence rock and roll through the 60's and the decades after. The band started the time frame of the British Rock Invasion during the 1960's. They were classified as the 'bad boys' and affected the behaviour of many Australian women because they were seen as the band who were under the influence of drugs, sex and other wild behaviour. In the early 1960's the british band began by being influenced by the American rhythm and blues. But of course the Rolling Stones used that certain genre for their own band and eventually created their own sound by skiffling (experimenting with experiments). Mnay young Australians looked up to the Rolling Stones because they were searching for something new and exciting. They were very different to the Beatles and even their own manage saw them as the "anti-beatles" and instead promoted them by their bad boy image. In 1963, the Rolling Stones had released their first single, Chuck Berry's "Come on". The song became number 21 on the UK charts. After their short chance at fame, they started to realease other songs like their second hit single "I wanna be your man" which was written by John Lenno and Paul McCartney. But not every Australian were crazy about the Rolling Stones because of their bad image. They were seen as 'brash punks' who played black music to young white people. On March 1964 in the British Weekly, Melody Maker released an article, "Would you let your sister go with a stone?". This article created a great stir in Australia and thousands of kids were seen obsessing over the Rolling Stones.