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Rolling Stones Gather at Site of First Gig

Band debuted at London's Marquee Club on July 12th, 1962

July 11, 2012 3:00 PM ET
The Rolling Stones at the Marquee Club in London.
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In honor of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones returned to the site of their first gig, London's Marquee Club on Oxford Street, for a group photograph on Wednesday.

It's a rare photo op for the Stones, who were last publicly photographed together at the premiere of the Martin Scorsese-directed Shine a Light documentary in 2008.

The band debuted as the Rollin' Stones at the Marquee Club on July 12th, 1962. The lineup was Mick Jagger (vocals), Brian Jones (guitar), Keith Richards (guitar), Ian Stewart (piano), Dick Taylor (bass) and Tony Chapman (drums.) 

The Stones will celebrate their anniversary tomorrow by attending a photographic exhibit at the Somerset House in London. The photos will appear in the upcoming book ROLLING STONES: 50, to be released in the U.S. by Hyperion in October. 

"This is our story of 50 fantastic years," said the band in a statement. "We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we've filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago."

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Stones 50th anniversary coverage.

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