Crunching the numbers of the record breaking Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest bands of all time… and this weekend they are in UAE. Ahead of their appearance at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, our friends at Hype looked back at the broken records and the other amazing statistics Mick Jagger and the gang have racked up.
Mick Jagger was 17 when he bumped into Keith Richards at a train station in July 1963. They’d gone to primary school together but lost touch. They became friends again when they realised they liked the same kind of music.
8 consecutive No.1 albums in the US, starting with Sticky Fingers in 1971 and ending with Tattoo You a decade later.
7 The number of times they have tied the knot between them.
$558,000,000 The amount on money they made on their A Bigger Bang Tour, between 2005 and 2007, which is now the second highest grossing tour of all time.
5 weeks spent at the top of the charts with their last UK No.1,Honky Tonk Women.
25 studio albums releases. 17 live albums.
322 concerts performed in 1964.
13 The number of gigs in their 14 On Fire Tour, which starts in Abu Dhabi and finishes in Auckland, New Zealand.
16 The number of children they’ve parented. Mick Jagger has had the most with seven children. His daughter Jade Jagger is a jewellery designer and former model who lives in Ibiza.
250,000,000 albums sold worldwide. Their biggest seller was the 1972 LP Hot Rocks, which sold more than 6,000,000 copies.
280 The combined age of the Rolling Stones. At just 66, Ronnie Wood is the youngest in the band.
2 Number of Pirates Of The Caribbean films that Keith Richards has appeared in. He played Jack Sparrow’s father, after Johnny Depp admitted he’d based his character Jack on Richards.
14 The number of the band’s songs that appear in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction is in the No.2 spot.
$305,000,000 Mick Jagger’s estimated net worth. He’s followed by Keith Richards with $280,000,000.
1989 The year they were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame.