See a photo of The Rolling Stones from each of their 50 years of existence - The Strut

See a photo of The Rolling Stones from each of their 50 years of existence

Today marks exactly 50 years since The Rolling Stones played their first show at Marquee Club in London. We’ve put together a picture from every year of their existence as a testament to their incredible longevity.

1962 – Here is the first ever photograph of The Rolling Stones. It was taken by Philip Townsend

1963Philip Townsend


1965Ian Wright

1966Barrie Wentzell

1967Shepard Sherbell

1968Barrie Wentzell

1969 – From the infamous Altamont concert, taken by Ethan Russell.

1970 – Performing at Saville Theater, taken byBarrie Wentzell

1971 – by John Rettie

1972 – by Ethan Russell

1973 – On tour in Austrialia, by Philip Morris


1975 – At the Alamo, by Ken Regan

1976 – On stage in Netherlands, by Hans Hendriks

1977 – by Ken Regan

1978 – by Lynn Goldsmith

1979 – From a court ordered ‘Concert For The Blind’ due to Keith’s drug bust in Canada, By Richard E. Aaron

1980 – Hanging in NYC, by Bob Gruen

1981 – In Virgina, by John Gellman

1982 – Performing at Wembley Stadium

1983 – Partying in NYC, by Ebet Roberts

1984 – Keith in NYC, by Bob Guen

1985 – Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

1986 – Being presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by Eric Clapton

1987 – Keith Returns to NYC to give the finger, photo by Paul Natkin

1988 – Mick hanging out with Eric Clapton, by Pattie Boyd

1989 – On the cover of Time Magazine

1990 – On the Steel Wheels tour

1991 – Mick filming the movie Freejack that starred Emelio Estevez

1992 – Keith signing autographs in NYC

1993 – With Richard Branson after they signed to Virgin Records, by Richard Young

1994 – During the Voodoo Lounge tour in NYC, by Paul Natkin

1995 – Wembley Stadium in London

1996 – Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall in Amboise, France via

1997 – Cruising in a red Eldorado over the Brooklyn Bridge, by Kevin Mazur

1998 – Playing Madison Square Garden

1999 – At London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, by Dave Hogan

2000 – Hanging with Jerry in London, by Dave Benett

2001 – Playing a 9/11 benefit show, by Scott Gries

2002 – Playing in Boston, by Dave Hogan

2003 – Playing in Munich, by Timothy A. Clary

2004 – Keith Richards inducts ZZ Top into the Rock Hall of Fame

2005 – In NYC by Rob Verhorst

2006 – Playing the Superbowl in Detroit, by John W. McDonough

2007 – Valle Hovin Stadium in Oslo via

2008 – In London at the Shine a Light premier via

2009 – Keith Richards being presented the Rock Immortal award by Johnny Depp via

2010 – Mick taking in the World Cup with Bill Clinton

2011 – Mick performing during the Grammys

2012 – The Rolling Stones are photographed by Rankin in front of the spot where they had their first ever show, 50 years ago

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