Thursday, July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones

Billed as "Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones," the band -- Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Dick Taylor, Mick Avory and Ian Stewart -- gives its first public performance, at the Marquee club in London. The set list, steeped in blues and R&B, includes "Dust My Broom" and "Got My Mojo Working."

* Excerpt from "Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones" (Stephen Davis, 2001): @
* "Start It Up: The 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig" (The Guardian newspaper, July 2012): @
* Short biography from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: @
* Band's official website: @
* " 'Dust My Broom': The Story Of A Song" (from Jas Obrecht Music Archive): @
* Anniversary of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Dartford meeting (BBC, October 2011): @

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