Five decades of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones

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On April 16, 1964, the Rolling Stones released their first album in Britain, simply titled "The Rolling Stones." (It was released in America six weeks later.) That album would be the first of more than 25 studio releases, several live recordings, and a number of compilations. Mick Jagger has been fronting the Rolling Stones since the band formed in London in 1962. "I'll never tour when I'm 50," he said when he was 29. But when the band wrapped up its 50th anniversary tour, Jagger had just turned 70. John Hoppy Hopkins/Redferns/Getty Images
From left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones carry their bags past London's Donmar Rehearsal Theatre in 1963. Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Rolling Stones receive bouquets from fans in New York during their first US tour in June 1964. William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The band gets ready to perform on the American musical variety show "Shindig" in 1965. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images
The Rolling Stones leave London on a flight to New York on June 23, 1966. It was before the start of their fifth North American tour. Ted West/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Paul McCartney of the Beatles, left, sits across from Jagger on a train at London's Euston Station in 1967. Victor Blackman/Express/Getty Images
Jagger sits in a London recording studio during the filming of director Jean-Luc Godard's "Sympathy For the Devil" in 1968. Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Jagger performs with the Rolling Stones in central London's Hyde Park in 1969. His then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull watches from behind the photographers. Reg Burkett/Express/Getty Images
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards holds his son Marlon alongside Anita Pallenberg, the mother of his first three children, and Jagger in 1970. Dove/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Jagger and his new bride, Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, make their way through the crowds on their wedding day in St. Tropez, France, in 1971. Express/Express/Getty Images
Jagger returns to his seat during a cricket match between England and Australia in 1972. Central Press/Getty Images
Daily Express entertainment writer David Wigg interviews Jagger in 1973. Boer/Daily Express/Getty Images
The Rolling Stones record a music video for the song "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)" in 1974. The video, filmed in London, was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Michael Putland/Getty Images
Jagger takes a break during rehearsals for a show in 1975. Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Jagger empties a bucket of water on stage at the 1976 Knebworth Festival in Hertfordshire, England. Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images
Jagger and his wife, Bianca, spend an evening at Chez Castel in Paris in 1977. BERTRAND RINDOFF PETROFF/ANGELI/Gety Images
The Stones film a music video for the song "Respectable" in 1978. Michael Putland/Getty Images
Jagger arrives at a London court in 1979 to go over his divorce settlement with Bianca. They were married for nine years. Frank Tewkesbury/Evening Standard/Getty Images
Jagger performs in 1980 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. George Rose/Getty Images
Jagger returns to his New York apartment after attending a Jimmy Cliff show in 1981. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Jagger looks out at the crowd during a 1982 concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Andrew Putler/Redferns/Getty Images
Jagger and then-girlfriend Jerry Hall attend an opening at the Mizuno Gallery in Los Angeles in 1983. Jagger and Hall were married for nine years starting in 1990. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Jagger has makeup applied backstage in 1984. Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images
Jagger performs at Live Aid in Philadelphia on July 13, 1985. DMI/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
From left, Paul McCartney, Jagger and David Bowie take the stage together at London's Wembley Arena in 1986. Brian Cooke/Redferns/Getty Images
Jagger and Jerry Hall spend a day at a beach in Barbados in 1987. Georges DeKeerle/Getty Images
Jagger and Bruce Springsteen share a microphone during the Beatles' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Ann Clifford/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Jagger and Keith Richards take the stage in 1989, when the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images
Jagger performs in the Netherlands during the Urban Jungle Tour in 1990. Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images
Jagger poses for a portrait in France in 1991. Valerie QUENTIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Jagger and Jerry Hall leave the Shaftesbury Theatre in London in 1992. Dave Benett/Getty Images
Jagger plays Keith Richards, right, on a "Saturday Night Live" episode in 1993. Mike Myers, center, was playing the part of Jagger. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
The Rolling Stones perform at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Jagger takes the stage in 1995. Frans Schellekens/Redferns/Getty Images
Jagger parties with Slash, the Guns N' Roses guitarist, at a club in London in 1996. Dave Benett/Getty Images
Jagger has his picture taken on a subway in New York in 1997. KMazur/WireImage/Getty Images
Jagger attends the final match of the 1998 World Cup. Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Jagger and Keith Richards perform on stage in London during their Bridges to Babylon Tour in 1999. Bernd Muller/Redferns
Jagger and Jerry Hall leave The Ivy Restaurant in London after Hall's debut in the stage production of "The Graduate" in 2000. Dave Benett/Getty Images
Jimmy Fallon acts like Jagger's reflection during a "Saturday Night Live" skit in 2001. Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
From left, Charlie Watts, Jagger, Ron Wood and Keith Richards pose in front of a Rolling Stones blimp after arriving in New York in 2002. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
Jagger addresses the crowd during a show in Munich, Germany, in 2003. JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images
Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner, left, is presented an award by Jagger and Ahmet Ertegun during the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
From left, Jagger, David A. Stewart and Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart attend a Golden Globes after-party in 2005. Jagger and Stewart, best known for his work with the Eurythmics, formed a supergroup called Super Heavy with Joss Stone, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman. Vince Bucci/Getty Images
The Rolling Stones perform the Super Bowl halftime show in 2006. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Jagger and Keith Richards perform in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2007. MARTIN OESER/AFP/Getty Images
From left, Charlie Watts, Jagger, director Martin Scorsese, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood attend the opening ceremony of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Jagger and Bono of U2 perform together during a concert at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2009. It was marking the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Jagger leaves his hotel in France during the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
The Rolling Stones perform during the 2011 Grammy Awards. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Jagger watches the 2012 Olympic Games in London with his girlfriend, American fashion designer L'Wren Scott. Scott died in 2014. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
Jagger takes center stage at the Glastonbury Festival in England on June 29, 2013. It was the Rolling Stones' first appearance at the event. Showing no signs of slowing down, Jagger thanked fans for following the band through the years. Matt Cardy/Getty Images