domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2009

ENGLISH CLASS - JOURNALISM / Topic: Rolling Stones, the most bigger band in the world

The Rolling Stones

THE ROLLING STONES are an English rock band formed in 1962 in London when multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early lineup. Stewart, deemed unsuitable as a teen idol, was removed from the official lineup in 1963 but continued to work with the band as road manager and keyboardist until his death in 1985.

Early in the band's history Jagger and Richards formed a songwriting partnership and gradually took over leadership of the band from the increasingly troubled and erratic Jones. At first the group recorded mainly covers of American blues and R&B songs, but since the 1966 album Aftermath, their releases have mainly featured Jagger/Richards songs. Mick Taylor replaced an incapacitated Jones shortly before Jones's death in 1969. Taylor quit in 1974, and was replaced in 1975 by Faces rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has remained with the band ever since. Wyman left the Rolling Stones in 1992; bassist Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has worked with the group since 1994.

First popular in the UK and Europe, The Rolling Stones came to the US during the early 1960s "British Invasion". The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK (24 in the US), eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations; and have album sales estimated at more than 200 million worldwide.[1] Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of eight consecutive studio albums that charted at number one in the United States. Their latest album, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005. In 1989 The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.


In my holiday I break and reflecting on life. In this way compare my life with a tv series called skins, and then present the summary of the first season.

Series 1 introduces the series' first generation of main characters. Tony is a popular but manipulative boy, who is fiercely protective of his mysterious younger sister Effy. His best friend SidMichelle. Her best friend JalAnwar is a Muslim who struggles to follow his faith, Maxxie an openly gay boy who practices tap dancing as well as other dramatic arts and Chris is their party animal friend who has family problems, so far unknown to the others. Cassie is a mentally unstable girl with an eating disorder and drug problems. Cassie is also in love with Sid through the two first generations' tenure. In the Series 2 episode "Cassie", she says "I'll always love you Sid... that's the problem". is too quiet to stand up for anything, but is in love with Tony's girlfriend is an overbearing and talented clarinet player,

Episode one, "Tony", is an ensemble piece, which introduces the characters and the format. Episode two ("Cassie"), features Cassie's time in an eating disorder hospital. Episode three ("Jal") features Jal's ambition to win BBC Young Musician of the Year. Episode four ("Chris") features Chris left alone with £1000 left to him by his mother, and his eventual move into temporary student accommodation. Episode five ("Sid") shows Sid' struggle with his dysfunctional family and his victimisation at the hands of Tony's manipulation, where he breaks up with Michelle for Sid to date her, only to intervene and win Michelle back for himself. Unlike episodes one to five, episode six ("Maxxie and Anwar") focuses on both the two named characters and how they build up conflict through Maxxie's homosexuality and Anwar's Muslim faith. Episode seven ("Michelle") shows Michelle's understanding of Tony's manipulative and cheating ways, and her gradual acceptance a relationship with him is not good for her. Episode eight, "Effy", focuses less on its namesake than on the central characters' search for her. "Finale" focuses on the whole group in general. The series finishes with the anti-hero Tony being run down by a bus after he begins to change his personality for the benefit of winning back Michelle, then the main cast sings the Cat Stevens 1970 classic "Wild World." It is also noted that each episode starts with the eyes of the main character.

I compare my life with this series of TV because my lifestyle in recent years, not where the fun stopped and friends have disappointed.

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