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50 years of The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones perform in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 in the first of two concerts by the British rockers who headlined a post SARS-concert series. The Harbor Fest series has been dogged by controversy since it emerged it would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. (AP Phot/Anat Givon)

The Rolling Stones perform in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 in the first of two concerts by the British rockers who headlined a post SARS-concert series. The Harbor Fest series has been dogged by controversy since it emerged it would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. (AP Phot/Anat Givon)

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  • The Rolling Stones are shown during rehearsal on April 8, 1964 at an unknown location.  The British band members, from left, are, Brian Jones, guitar; Bill Wyman, bass; Charlie Watts, drums; Mick Jagger, vocals; and Keith Richards, guitar.  (AP Photo)
  • The Rolling Stones during their first performance on the continent at Westfalenhalle in Westphalia City, Munster, Germany on Sept. 11, 1965. Thousands of screaming fans attended this performance which was the first of a five day tour of West Germany, which will also bring them to Essen, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. Mick Jagger can be seen singing at right and Charlie Watts playing the drums at left. (AP Photo/Schroer)
  • Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones, reaches out to the audience while singing on stage during a free, five-hour concert before nearly 250,000 fans in Hyde Park in London, England, Saturday, July 5, 1969.  It is the first public appearance by the Rolling Stones in 14 months.  (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)
  • British rock and roll band The Rolling Stones are shown during their farewell performance at London's Marquee Club, Wardour Street, England, March 26, 1971.  The band members are, from left, Mick Jagger, vocals; Mick Taylor, guitar; Keith Richards, guitar; and Charlie Watts, drums. The musician in background is unidentified.  (AP Photo)
  • Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones gyrates during a performance  in San Francisco, July 24, 1972.  (AP Photo)
  • Mick Jagger, singing, is joined by Keith Richards, at right, as the Rolling Stones perform in concert at Philadelphia. PA., on September 26, 1981.    (AP Photo/Clem Murray)
  • Ron Wood, left, joins Keith Richards, both on guitar, with the Rolling Stones performing at the final concert in the U.S  for the 1981 tour at the Hampton Coliseum, Saturday, December 19, 1981.    The concert was broadcast from Hampton, Va. to cable subscribers around the country.    (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
  • Singer Tina Turner, left, and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger perform together for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa., July 13,1985 (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
  • American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, left, is joined onstage by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards during Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on July 13,1985. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
  • The Rolling Stones perform during an impromptu concert Saturday night at a New Haven nightclub in New Haven, Conn., Aug. 13, 1989.  (AP Photo/Dimo Safari)
  • Rolling Stones' Ron Wood and Keith Richards perform at the Kingdome in Seattle Friday, Nov. 28, 1997 during their 'Bridges To Babylon' tour. (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo)
  • Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, performs 'Satisfaction' with the band as the opening number in the first of three concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • The Rolling Stones--Charlie Watts, left, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger,center, and Keith Richards, right--joke around on stage as they answer questions during a news conference Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in New York. The group announced their World Tour 2002-2003 will begin in September in Boston.  (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)
  • Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards performs during the 'Licks' World Tour Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Kamenko Pajic)
  • The Rolling Stones perform in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 in the first of two concerts by the British rockers who headlined a post SARS-concert series. The Harbor Fest series has been dogged by controversy since it emerged it would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. (AP Phot/Anat Givon)
  • Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, left, and guitarist Keith Richards, right, perform on stage during the opening song 'Brown Sugar' at the Rolling Stones' last concert of their European tour in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003.  (AP Photo/Keystone, Edi Engeler)
  • The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs with the band at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 as they kick off the second half of the A Bigger Bang Tour in the United States. (AP Photo/Robert E. Klein)
  • Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones perform at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, during part of their 'Bigger Bang' tour.(AP Photo/Roberto Velazquez)
  • Rolling Stones, from left, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, perform at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, where the they opened their 'A Bigger Bang' world tour. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones perform during halftime of the Super Bowl XL football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit.  (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
  • The Rolling Stones:Mick Jagger, from left, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts. On Thursday July 12, 2012 the rock band marked the 50th anniversary of their first live performance at the Marquee club in London. The band played their first show back in 1962, under the name The Rollin' Stones, hastily chosen as the band's name from a song by their blues hero Muddy Waters.

It's been 50 years since Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones. And as they enter their sixth decade, more live shows are on the way. Here's a look back at the band's evolution.

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