Even the biggest Rolling Stones fans don’t know these facts

In honor of the late Rolling Stones drummer, we’ve compiled some facts about the group that you may not know, even if you consider yourself a well-versed fan.

They didn’t think much of their best-known song

The Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in 1965 and it turned them into superstars, but when they first came up with it, they believed it to be a throwaway track.

They didn’t ask bassist Bill Wyman to join because of his talent

When the Rolling Stones asked bassist Bill Wyman to join the group, it wasn’t because he had dazzled them with his musical prowess. It was because he actually owned an amplifier.

One of them was almost an accountant

Singer Mick Jagger had attended the London School of Economics before dedicating himself to a music career.

Charlie Watts had to keep his marital status a secret

Charlie Watts married his wife Shirley in 1964 and they stayed together until his passing. But originally the group wanted him to keep the marriage quiet and pass himself off as a bachelor, presumably to keep their bad-boy image intact.

Keith Richards was a literal Boy Scout

It’s hard to imagine today but Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, the poster child for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, spent two years in the Boy Scouts.

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