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According to the Rolling Stones

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  681 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
In a large book format Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie describe how music affected and changed their lives and those of at least two generations, and how their own lives - and lifestyles - have in turn helped, or hindered, their music-making. The text, largely in the form of first-person narrative is, in turn, insightful, funny, sardonic, surprising, but above all very per ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 359 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Dan
Mar 21, 2012 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book on the history of the Stones. Told through each member's own words, it puts their entire life within the context of the individual band member's point of view. Mick Taylor gets the roughest treatment for leaving after six years.

I liked Charlie Watts' insights and anecdotes. As the stablest member (except for his dalliances with drugs & alcohol in the 1980's) of the Rolling Stones, I have always appreciated his humble yet sophisticated perspective. He has the most objective and coge
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Tobin Elliott
Mar 28, 2016 Tobin Elliott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a monster book, and I honestly didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. But by the end of it, I felt like I had a pretty solid insight into the characters of the four Stones represented in this book: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood.

Written to coincide with the band's 40th anniversary--I truly believed they did it then because they didn't expect to have a 50th, yet here they are, 53 years later--it's a mostly high-level glimpse into their full history. They
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John Trembly
Aug 04, 2007 John Trembly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bill Wyman is conspicuously absent....
Ola
Dec 14, 2007 Ola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone one that even remotely considers themself a rock fan
Shelves: music
According to the Rolling Stones tells the story of the band itself---from starting off as a blues cover band, to gaining the status of "World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll band", everything is seen through the eyes of present-day members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

This book never gets boring, has tons of fantastic pictures scattered throughout and insights from others who have met, worked with, or have been influenced by the Stones. Makes a wonderful coffee table/musi
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Rishi
Nov 27, 2012 Rishi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very fantastic because of the perspective blurbs from the strong and unique personalities of the band, and then also arranged both chronologically and also like a narrative that tells a compelling story. it has monologues from people really close to the band like artists and producers that worked with them. it's probably still run through a PR filter but i felt it was pretty heart-on-the-sleeve in it's telling
Roberto
Jul 08, 2013 Roberto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cuando mueres llegas a una puerta doble. A la derecha están los fans de los Beatles y a la izquierda los de los Stones. Escoger mal puede ocasionarte mucha incomodidad, este libro puede ayudarte a tomar una decisión informada.
Excelente idea hacer una autobiografía donde los autores son los protagonistas, dentro del rock and roll muy pocos grupos relevantes pueden hacer esto, principalmente porque casi todos están muertos. Después de mas de 40 años de discos, giras, peleas, problemas con la ley,
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This book was reviewed by Katya Nicholson as part of the Reading Ahead challenge 2016

Having studied music, this was a very good book to read. I learnt a lot of collections and pieces and a lot about instrumentation and various styles in each era. I found the timeline very interesting as well.
Lisa
Jan 03, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
Compilation of quotes, most found elsewhere and previously published. Nothing revelatory here if you're more than a casual fan but the pictures are great. It's a good choice if you're looking for a coffee table book you'll flip through a few times.
Stephen
A great picture heavy coffee table-ish book with truly rare photos.
Winter Sophia Rose
Unbelievable Book!
Robert Waldron


As series of interviews with the 'Stones, more than a book.
Some interesting facts emerge, however - for example Brian Jones' multi-intrumentalist talents, which
are often overlooked.
A more passionate and vibrant account of the Stones is Keith Richard's Life
Rob
Sep 19, 2008 Rob rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The pictures in this book are better than the story. I was expecting more indepth and as I recall, this book just seemed like some fluff. I think I got this at Borders on their discount rack, so that helped ease the pain of spending money on this!
Alessandro
Feb 14, 2013 Alessandro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music
Great book: fun to read and fun to look at, it's the story of the group according to members comments and other friends solo memories. After having read Keith Richard's bio, this book has been an great sequel: pity chronology arrives only at 2003...!
Cesar  Veneros
Sep 24, 2010 Cesar Veneros is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Needless to say. This book is truly amazing in every aspect. the members from the group go beyong with the comments about what made the rolling stones a successful band in the early 60's.
Lois Tuffield
Dec 19, 2014 Lois Tuffield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a series of interviews from people involved with the Stones between 1960s and the turn of the century. No new revelations! The photos were good/
Janitag
Jul 27, 2014 Janitag rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fan will definitely enjoy this.



A quick read and really enjoyable! A stupid smile crept on my face more than once whilst reading this!


Diane
Aug 24, 2007 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rolling Stones Fans
Shelves: nonfiction
As the title says, it is written according to the Rolling Stones...as told by them. And filled with lots of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Nina
Jan 28, 2015 Nina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book for music geeks- features (often conflicting) stories from each member of The Stones.
Destiny
Great book with lots of big glossy photos but if you want more of the dirt read Richards' Life.
Matti Kari
Jul 30, 2013 Matti Kari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
suom. Rolling Stones omin sanoin

Jess, paljon hyviä ykstyiskohtia ja tosi todentuntuinen.
Michael
Meh, not bad... nice remembrances by the band.
J M Leitch
Aug 17, 2012 J M Leitch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another must read if you like the Stones.
Dmadden
Sep 10, 2008 Dmadden is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, wait. Not that one. Sorry...
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Sir Michael Phillip "Mick" Jagger is a Golden Globe-winning and two-time Grammy-winning English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. He is best known as the frontman of the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones.
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