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Rock journalist Lester Bangs on the Stones’ future (1973): “The Rolling Stones lasting 20, 30 years -what a stupid idea that would be. Nobody lasts that long”
In the realm of rock ‘n’ roll, few bands have had as lasting an impact as The Rolling Stones. With their immense talent, rebellious spirit, and iconic sound, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and the rest of the band have become legends in their own right. In 1973, music critic Lester Bangs shared his thoughts on the future of The Rolling Stones, encapsulating both their enduring appeal and the dynamic nature of the music industry. Indeed, The Rolling Stones have constantly reinvented themselves throughout their career, adapting to changing musical trends while staying true to their roots.
From the raw energy of their early blues-infused hits to the experimentation with different genres in later years, the band has never been afraid to push boundaries. Bangs’ statement also highlights the unique ability of The Rolling Stones to connect with fans across generations. Their music resonates with both the die-hard enthusiasts who have followed their journey from the beginning and younger generations discovering their timeless anthems for the first time. Looking back on Bangs’ words, it’s clear that his prediction has stood the test of time.
More than five decades later, The Rolling Stones continue to captivate audiences around the globe with their electrifying performances and timeless music. As the world eagerly awaits what the future holds for this legendary band, one thing remains certain: The Rolling Stones will forever be etched in the annals of rock history, an enduring symbol of the power of music to transcend time and connect people from all walks of life.