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5 Fun Facts About the Rolling Stones

  1. The drummer at their very first gig was Mick Avory, who went on to become the drummer for the Kinks.
  1. Mick Jagger studied to become a ballet dancer.
  1. Bill Wyman was only invited to join the band because he owned an amplifier.
  1. The Stones played in front 1.5 million people at Rio De Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach in 2006, making it the largest rock concert ever.
  1. Mick Jagger contributed backing vocals and Brian Jones played the oboe on the Beatles song “Baby, You’re a Rich Man.” Paul & John returned the favor, singing back-up on the Stones’ “We Love You.”

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