The Rolling Stones Story

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01England's Newest Hit Makers2010081920120714Bob Harris looks at the early years of the Rolling Stones.

Bob Harris chronicles the band that defines rock 'n' roll: The Rolling Stones and looks back at their early years when the band grew out of the British blues scene. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Bob takes the lid off the longest running rock band in the world. Featuring exclusive archive sessions with The Stones, this series tells the epic story of how the band emerged from a passion for deep blues, to create a musical force that continues resonate.

Programme One: England's Newest Hit Makers

By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the 'World's Greatest Rock n Roll Band' in the late 1960s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. This opening programme traces the band's roots as a consciously dangerous alternative to The Beatles, the involvement of manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and the creation of the classic Stones' line-up that resulted in them becoming the breakout band of Britain's 60's blues scene.

Key albums featured: The Rolling Stones 1 and 2, Aftermath and their EPs.

01England's Newest Hit Makers2010081920120714Bob Harris chronicles the band that defines rock 'n' roll: The Rolling Stones and looks back at their early years when the band grew out of the British blues scene. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Bob takes the lid off the longest running rock band in the world. Featuring exclusive archive sessions with The Stones, this series tells the epic story of how the band emerged from a passion for deep blues, to create a musical force that continues resonate.

Programme One: England's Newest Hit Makers

By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the 'World's Greatest Rock n Roll Band' in the late 1960s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. This opening programme traces the band's roots as a consciously dangerous alternative to The Beatles, the involvement of manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and the creation of the classic Stones' line-up that resulted in them becoming the breakout band of Britain's 60's blues scene.

Key albums featured: The Rolling Stones 1 and 2, Aftermath and their EPs.

01England's Newest Hit Makers2010081920120714Bob Harris looks at the early years of the Rolling Stones.
01The Early Days20160803 (6M)
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Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

01The Early Days20180612 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

01The Early Days20100509
01The Early Days20100509
01The Early Days2010050920140607 (6M)Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.
01The Early Days2010050920160803 (6M)Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.
01The Early Days2010050920140607 (6M)As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. With contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and others.
01The Early Days2010050920160803 (6M)To complement the BBC's My Generation season, another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. With contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and others.
01The Early Days2010050920120630Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.
01The Early Days2010050920120630Presented by Alexis Korner, with contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and more. This episode covers the band's beginnings & early success.
01The Early Days20170611Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.
03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716"Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, when they became tax exiles.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 70s, when they became tax exiles in France. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme three: It's Only Rock n Roll

As the band moved into the 1970s, Stones' engineer Andy Johns described them as ""the worst band on the planet, but when it happened, they were transformed almost instantly from this dreadful band into the Rolling Stones"".

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Stones were forced to retreat to France as tax exiles, which ultimately resulted in a double album that was initially panned but is now regarded as a defining moment in their career.

This programme considers the classic albums that coincided with the formation of the band's own record label and the addition of the famous lips-and-tongue logo.

Key albums featured: Exile On Main Street, It's Only Rock n Roll, Black and Blue and Some Girls."

03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, when they became tax exiles.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 70s, when they became tax exiles in France. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme three: It's Only Rock n Roll

As the band moved into the 1970s, Stones' engineer Andy Johns described them as "the worst band on the planet, but when it happened, they were transformed almost instantly from this dreadful band into the Rolling Stones".

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Stones were forced to retreat to France as tax exiles, which ultimately resulted in a double album that was initially panned but is now regarded as a defining moment in their career.

This programme considers the classic albums that coincided with the formation of the band's own record label and the addition of the famous lips-and-tongue logo.

Key albums featured: Exile On Main Street, It's Only Rock n Roll, Black and Blue and Some Girls.

03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, when they became tax exiles.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 70s, when they became tax exiles in France. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme three: It's Only Rock n Roll

As the band moved into the 1970s, Stones' engineer Andy Johns described them as the worst band on the planet, but when it happened, they were transformed almost instantly from this dreadful band into the Rolling Stones.

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Stones were forced to retreat to France as tax exiles, which ultimately resulted in a double album that was initially panned but is now regarded as a defining moment in their career.

This programme considers the classic albums that coincided with the formation of the band's own record label and the addition of the famous lips-and-tongue logo.

Key albums featured: Exile On Main Street, It's Only Rock n Roll, Black and Blue and Some Girls.

03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, when they became tax exiles.
03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 70s, when they became tax exiles in France. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme three: It's Only Rock n Roll

As the band moved into the 1970s, Stones' engineer Andy Johns described them as "the worst band on the planet, but when it happened, they were transformed almost instantly from this dreadful band into the Rolling Stones".

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Stones were forced to retreat to France as tax exiles, which ultimately resulted in a double album that was initially panned but is now regarded as a defining moment in their career.

This programme considers the classic albums that coincided with the formation of the band's own record label and the addition of the famous lips-and-tongue logo.

Key albums featured: Exile On Main Street, It's Only Rock n Roll, Black and Blue and Some Girls.

03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 70s, when they became tax exiles in France. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme three: It's Only Rock n Roll

As the band moved into the 1970s, Stones' engineer Andy Johns described them as the worst band on the planet, but when it happened, they were transformed almost instantly from this dreadful band into the Rolling Stones.

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Stones were forced to retreat to France as tax exiles, which ultimately resulted in a double album that was initially panned but is now regarded as a defining moment in their career.

This programme considers the classic albums that coincided with the formation of the band's own record label and the addition of the famous lips-and-tongue logo.

Key albums featured: Exile On Main Street, It's Only Rock n Roll, Black and Blue and Some Girls.

03The Weekend Starts Here20160805 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock 'n' roll reputations.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

03The Weekend Starts Here20170613 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock 'n' roll reputations.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

03The Weekend Starts Here20180614 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock 'n' roll reputations.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

03The Weekend Starts Here20100511
03The Weekend Starts Here20100511
03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120140609 (6M)As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones. Part 3, The Weekend Starts Here, first broadcast in 1973.
03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120140609 (6M)The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock and roll reputations.
03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120160805 (6M)The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock 'n' roll reputations.
03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120160805 (6M)To complement the BBC's My Generation season, another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones. Part 3, The Weekend Starts Here, first broadcast in 1973.
03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120120702Alexis Korner presents part 3. With contributions from Keith Richards & others. First broadcast in 1973 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.
03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120120702The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock and roll reputations.
03The Weekend Starts Here20170613The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock 'n' roll reputations.
04Part 4: At Their Britannic Majestys' Behest.20160806 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Part four of Alexis Korner's profile of The Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

04Part 4: At Their Britannic Majestys' Behest.20170614 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Part four of Alexis Korner's profile of The Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

04Part 4: At Their Britannic Majestys' Behest.20180615 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Part four of Alexis Korner's profile of The Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

04Part 4: At Their Britannic Majestys' Behest.20170614Part four of Alexis Korner's profile of The Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973.
04 LASTYour Last Chance To See?2010082220120717"Bob Harris concludes the story of the Rolling Stones.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 80s and 90s, when they became stadium rockers. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme four: Your Last Chance To See?

Although Jagger admitted that The Stones ""lost of a little bit of sensitivity and adventure"" with their work in the 80s, as the group entered middle-age, they became the most successful live act in history.

Their stadium tours broke records across the globe and the Rolling Stones became a business phenomenon. For some members the time had come to retire gracefully but, as the band announce yet another tour, this final programme considers the business machine the group has become, the solo projects, and asks if the 21st century incarnation of the Stones is more about a visual spectacle than a musical one?

Key albums featured: Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon."

04 LASTYour Last Chance To See?2010082220120717Bob Harris concludes the story of the Rolling Stones.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 80s and 90s, when they became stadium rockers. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme four: Your Last Chance To See?

Although Jagger admitted that The Stones "lost of a little bit of sensitivity and adventure" with their work in the 80s, as the group entered middle-age, they became the most successful live act in history.

Their stadium tours broke records across the globe and the Rolling Stones became a business phenomenon. For some members the time had come to retire gracefully but, as the band announce yet another tour, this final programme considers the business machine the group has become, the solo projects, and asks if the 21st century incarnation of the Stones is more about a visual spectacle than a musical one?

Key albums featured: Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon.

04 LASTYour Last Chance To See?2010082220120717Bob Harris concludes the story of the Rolling Stones.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 80s and 90s, when they became stadium rockers. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme four: Your Last Chance To See?

Although Jagger admitted that The Stones lost of a little bit of sensitivity and adventure with their work in the 80s, as the group entered middle-age, they became the most successful live act in history.

Their stadium tours broke records across the globe and the Rolling Stones became a business phenomenon. For some members the time had come to retire gracefully but, as the band announce yet another tour, this final programme considers the business machine the group has become, the solo projects, and asks if the 21st century incarnation of the Stones is more about a visual spectacle than a musical one?

Key albums featured: Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon.

04 LASTYour Last Chance to See?2010082220120717Bob Harris concludes the story of the Rolling Stones.
04 LASTYour Last Chance to See?2010082220120717Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 80s and 90s, when they became stadium rockers. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme four: Your Last Chance To See?

Although Jagger admitted that The Stones "lost of a little bit of sensitivity and adventure" with their work in the 80s, as the group entered middle-age, they became the most successful live act in history.

Their stadium tours broke records across the globe and the Rolling Stones became a business phenomenon. For some members the time had come to retire gracefully but, as the band announce yet another tour, this final programme considers the business machine the group has become, the solo projects, and asks if the 21st century incarnation of the Stones is more about a visual spectacle than a musical one?

Key albums featured: Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon.

04 LASTYour Last Chance to See?2010082220120717Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 80s and 90s, when they became stadium rockers. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme four: Your Last Chance To See?

Although Jagger admitted that The Stones lost of a little bit of sensitivity and adventure with their work in the 80s, as the group entered middle-age, they became the most successful live act in history.

Their stadium tours broke records across the globe and the Rolling Stones became a business phenomenon. For some members the time had come to retire gracefully but, as the band announce yet another tour, this final programme considers the business machine the group has become, the solo projects, and asks if the 21st century incarnation of the Stones is more about a visual spectacle than a musical one?

Key albums featured: Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon.

06Part 620160808 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Alexis Korner's 1973 profile of the Rolling Stones. Part 6: Up to Date and Where to Now?

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

06Part 620170618 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Alexis Korner's 1973 profile of the Rolling Stones. Part 6: Up to Date and Where to Now?

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

06Part 620180617 (6M)
19730000 (6M)
Alexis Korner's 1973 profile of the Rolling Stones. Part 6: Up to Date and Where to Now?

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band.

06Where to Now20100514
06Where to Now2010051420160808 (6M)Alexis Korner takes up the story in January 1964.
06Where to Now2010051420160808 (6M)Another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 6 of 6: Up to Date and Where to Now? Presented by Alexis Korner.
06Where To Now20170618Alexis Korner takes up the story in January 1964.
06 LASTWhere to Now20100514
06 LASTWhere to Now2010051420140612 (6M)Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.
06 LASTWhere to Now2010051420140612 (6M)As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 6 of 6: Up to Date and Where to Now? Presented by Alexis Korner.
06 LASTWhere to Now2010051420120705Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.
06 LASTWhere To Now2010051420120705
20140612 (6M)
Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.

As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 6 of 6: Up to Date and Where to Now? Presented by Alexis Korner.

Up To date and Where To Now? Presented by Alexis Korner. First broadcast in 1973. Repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

06 LASTWhere To Now2010051420120705Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.

Up To date & Where To Now? Presented by Alexis Korner. First broadcast in 1973. Repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

06 LASTWhere to Now2010051420120705Up To date & Where To Now? Presented by Alexis Korner. First broadcast in 1973. Repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.
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6M120100509. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.
6M120100509The Rolling Stones Story, pt 1 of 6. Presented by Alexis Korner, with contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and more. This episode covers the band's beginnings & early success.

. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.

6M120110505

The Rolling Stones Story, part 1 of 6. Presented by Alexis Korner, with contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and more. This episode covers the band's beginnings and early success.

. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.

6M120110505. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.
6M120110506. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.
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Presented by Alexis Korner, with contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and more. This episode covers the band's beginnings & early success.

. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.

6M120111016. Alexis Korner covers the band's beginnings and early success.
6M3The Weekend Starts Here20111018. The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock and roll reputations.
6M3The Weekend Starts Here20111018Part 3 -The Weekend Starts Here. Originally broadcast in 1973 and presented by Alexis Korner.

. The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock and roll reputations.

6M4At Her Brittanic Majesty's Request20111019. Looking back at the band's progress in the mid-sixties.
6M4At Her Brittanic Majesty's Request20111019The Rolling Stones Story - At Her Brittanic Majesty's Request. Alexis Korner presents the fourth part of this landmark documentary series, originally broadcast in 1973 and featuring contributions from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart & more.

. Looking back at the band's progress in the mid-sixties.

6M6 LAST20111021. Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.
6M6 LAST20111021The Rolling Stones Story - Up To date & Where To Now? (6/6) with Alexis Korner. First broadcast in 1973.

. Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.