50 Years Ago Today, The Rolling Stones Played Their First Ever Gig

    On first thought, it would seem impossible considering their wild collective lifestyles, but today marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ first gig at London’s Marquee Jazz Club. Somehow, someway, the band has managed to survive, even when it seemed like they were on the cusp of death

    “It is quite amazing when you think about it,” Mick Jagger recently told Rolling Stone, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the band’s first show on July 12th, 1962 at London’s Marquee Jazz Club. “But it was so long ago. Some of us are still here, but it’s a very different group than the one that played 50 years ago.”

    Here is what the British bad boys played on that fateful night in 1962, according to setlist-documenting Stones fansite It’s Only Rock and Roll:

    1. “Kansas City”

    2. “Baby What’s Wrong”

    3. “Confessin’ the Blues”

    4. “Bright Lights, Big City” 

    5. “Dust My Broom” 

    6. “Down the Road Apiece” 

    7. “I’m a Love You”

    8. “Bad Boy”

    9. “I Ain’t Got You”

    10. “Hush-Hush”

    11. “Ride ‘Em on Down”

    12. “Back in the U.S.A.”

    13. “Kind of Lonesome”

    14. “Blues Before Sunrise”

    15. “Big Boss Man”

    16. “Don’t Stay Out All Night”

    17. “Tell Me You Love Me”

    18. “Happy Home”