FACTBOX-Rolling Stones still touring at 50

Nov 25 (Reuters) - Here is a look at the group which used

the name "Rollin' Stones" for the first time in 1962, at a

performance in London's Marquee Club in London to replace Alexis

Korner's blues band.

They celebrate their 50th anniversary with five concerts

starting at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday.

* Michael Philip Jagger - who will be 70 in July 2013 - was

an avid fan of American blues artists like Muddy Waters and he

formed his first band in his teens. He had won a place at the

prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) but admitted he

didn't take it seriously. At London's Ealing Blues Club, Jagger

met Brian Jones who was recruiting for a band he called the

"Rollin' Stones" - the "g" was to be restored later - after a

Muddy Waters song.

* The original line-up included Mick Jagger (vocals), Brian

Jones (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Keith Richards (guitar,

vocals), Ian "Stu" Stewart (piano), Dick Taylor (bass) and

various drummers such as Mick Avory (later of The Kinks) and

Tony Chapman. Charlie Watts joined in 1963. Taylor left shortly

after to return to art school, and was later to form The Pretty

Things. He was replaced by Bill Wyman.

* There were riots when the band went to the United States

and it was in 1965 that "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" gave

them their first U.S. and British hit. Another hit, "Get Off My

Cloud" fully used Jagger's defiant persona. Bad-boy controversy

continued with Jagger, Jones and Wyman arrested for urinating at

a London petrol station.

* A stream of hits followed, from "Under My Thumb" to the

anarchic "19th Nervous Breakdown" and doom-laden "Paint It

Black". Jagger spat out a diatribe of abuse in "Have You Seen

Your Mother Baby, Standing In the Shadow?"

* "A Steel Wheels" tour in 1989 catapulted the band into the

record books earning more than $300 million. This was followed

by the equally successful "Voodoo Lounge" tour. By the turn of

the century, they still had not lost their appetite for touring.

The group's last major tour was their 2005-07 "Bigger Bang Tour"

which took in over 30 countries and brought nearly $560 million

in sales. It has only been beaten by Irish group U2 during their

2011 360 tour.

Sources: Reuters/ http://www.musicstarx.net/

(Reporting by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)