Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World: The Rolling Stones!

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Undoubtedly one of most influential acts ever, the history of The Rolling Stones brings you everything that is rock and roll — and more. When The Rolling Stones began playing gigs around London in 1962, the notion that a rock and roll band would last five years, let alone 50, was an absurdity.

Their songs have always maintained a grip on the zeitgeist, and their live shows are second to none. The recent shows in the US and the UK made headlines everywhere.

From "Come On," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Satisfaction," "Honky Tonk Women" and all the way to this year’s "Doom and Gloom," the Stones have brought us landmark recordings which are now embedded in pop culture.

This new iPhone and iPad app captures 50 years of Stones history very neatly indeed. In the various sections within the app, you can see every gig they've ever played, recording dates, drug busts (there have been a few), and band members coming and going as the app takes you through Stones history.

Other sections include a scored quiz, a trivia section, and links to all the band's members sites. The app also digs deep into 15 essential Stones albums, including Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Some Girls, and more — right through to the current hits release GRRR! — detailing how the songs were written and recorded. (Did you know that "Jumpin' Jack Flash" was named after Keith Richards' gardener, Jack Dyer?)

See the app in action:

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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