Rolling Stones & Other Sixties Icons About To Celebrate (Cash In) On 50th Anniversary

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Rock fans want to know if The Rolling Stones are going to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a concert/and or tour.

Rolling Stone magazine is getting closer to an answer. The rag is reporting that the band is likely to do a show later this year to commemorate the half-century mark and then a full-fledge tour in 2013.

When will we know for sure? The Rolling Stones are meeting in London in July to discuss a myriad of issues including a new album.

Keith Richards has gone on record by saying he would love to “cut some tracks.”

Basically, it’s all a big “definitive maybe.”

The band has been performing in front of cameras in New York and New Jersey for an upcoming 50th anniversary documentary. Look for the flick, directed by Brett Morgan, to come out this fall.

The Stones aren’t the only band celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012. The Beach Boys embarked on a massive world tour (at least massive for their age) and released a new album.

The two bands are leading a wave of upcoming 50th anniversaries. Below, Land of Punt looks at some bands and artists eligible to celebrate a half-century of selling records and concert tickets.

Groups from the 1960s were all about peace and love but now they’re all about squeezing every last cent out of their fame.

It’s easy to celebrate the anniversary of a solo artist. It’s the year they released their first record. It’s a bit harder for bands. Is it the release of their first album? Their first gig? Or when they first formed?

Ultimately, it depends on the whims of the band. Even so, we picked a date that has some significance. Even if it’s not the date chosen by the band it will still give you a rough estimate as to when they turn “50” and plenty of time to prepare for their shameless marketing blitz.

Upcoming 50th Anniversaries


  • On July 12, 1962, The Rolling Stones played the Marquee Club. It was their first performance under the name “The Rolling Stones.”
  • Oct. 5, 1962, The Beatles released their first single “Love Me Do” which was backed by “P.S. I Love You.”
  • On December 14, 1962, Bob Dylan releases his first single “Mixed-Up Confusion.”

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  • On April 6, 1963 The Kingsmen record “Louie, Louie.”

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  • In February of 1964, The Detours changed their names to The Who.
  • On May 4, 1964 the Moody Blues formed in Birmingham, England.
  • In 1964, The Kinks first auditioned for record labels.


  • March 12, 1965 Donovan releases his first single “Catch The Wind.”
  • In the summer of 1965, Jefferson Airplane formed in San Francisco.
  • In September of 1965, The Doors form in Los Angeles, California.


  • In January of 1966, David Bowie released “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” his first single after changing his name from “David Jones.”
  • In April of 1966, Buffalo Springfield formed in Los Angeles.
  • In September of 1966, The Monkees television show premiered on NBC.
  • In October of 1966, Jimi Hendrix forms the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • On December 9, 1966, Cream releases their debut album.
  • In December of 1966, two bands join forces to create Sly and the Family Stone.

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