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Brooklyn gets Stones! Rockers may play 50th anniversary concert at Barclays Center in Nov.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Rolling Stones are planning a birthday party that Brooklyn may never forget.

To mark the band's 50th anniversary, the legendary rockers are reportedly set to pack the House that JayZ Built on two incredible November nights.

Billboard.com broke the story on Thursday, reporting: “The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.”

The exact dates were not specified.

Barclays Center spokesperson Barry Baum told the Brooklyn Eagle the arena, which opens Sept. 28, would have “no comment" on the Stones talk.

Earlier in the year, Billboard had reported that Stones leaders Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were saying that the band would not go on tour this year to celebrate its golden anniversary.

“But in July, Richards dropped hints to the BBC about possible live shows," yesterday's post said.

The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962, and unlike the more pop-oriented Beatles, specialized in hard-core blues and R&B before they began to write their own songs.

In the 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s, they had hit after hit: “Satisfaction,” “19th Nervous Breakdown,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Tumbling Dice” and “Start Me Up.”

In their heyday, the group was known for its debauchery and drug use as well as for its music. Jagger has seven children by four women, while Richards was tried on drug-related charges five times.

The current members of the Rolling Stones are singer Jagger, lead guitarist Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and rhythm guitarist Ron Wood. Longtime bass player Bill Wyman retired from the group in 1993.

August 31, 2012 - 5:20pm


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