Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones history 1990 - 1999


18thMay. The tour, now renamed The Urban Jungle tour, opens in Rotterdam.

July. Keith Richards infected finger causes three UK dates to be cancelled - the first Rolling Stones gigs ever pulled due to injury.

12th November. Ron Wood breaks both legs after being hit by traffic on the M4. His car had crashed on route from his father in law´s funeral.

22nd November.Bill Wyman announces his marriage with Mandy Smith is over, while Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall undergo a Hindu marriage service in Bali.


April. "Flashpoint", a live album from the previous year´s tour, is launched as Keith Richards flies to San Francicso to record with John Lee Hooker. Charlie Watts releases his latest solo album "To One Charlie", dedicated to Charlie Parker.

2nd May. Bill Wyman and Ron Wood collect the band´s Ivor Novello Outstanding Constribution to British Musik Award.

20. November. The Rolling Stones sign a three-album deal with Virgin, including their post-1971 back catalogue. Bill Wyman is not a signatory.


January. Mick Jagger attends the New York premiere of his latest film, Freejack, as Keith Richards inducts guitar / amplefier-maker Leo Fender into the Rock´n´Roll Hall of Fame.

14th February. The concert film "Rolling Stones At The Max" is premiered on a 52-64-foot screen.

October. An Ron Wood promotes solo album "Slide On This" with a US tour, Keith Richards releases his second effort "Main Offender"and prepares to tour.


6th January. Bill Wyman confirms he is now an ex Rolling Stone, on the London Tonight TV programme. "I thought the last two tours were the best we have ever done, so I was quite happy to stop".

February. Mick Jagger´s third solo album, the Rick Rubin produced "Wandering Spirit", is released on Atlantic/East West.

April. Bill Wyman marries his third wife, Suzanne Acosta.

2nd June. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, with Keith present.


1st August. Voodoo Lounge, with Don Was co-producing and Darryl Jones on bass, heads for UK No. 1 and US No. 2 as the tour opens in Washington DC.

September. The Rolling Stones announce their own logo´d Mastercard and Visa creditcards.

23rd October.Jimmy Miller, producer of such classic Rolling Stones albums as "Beggars Banquet" and "Sticky Fingers"    dies.

18thNovember. The Rolling Stones concert in Dallas become the first to be broadcast over the internet.


January. Sell-outshows in Mexico City mark the start of a Central and Latin American tour. First Australian dates since 1973 follow in March.

25thMay Mick Jagger bids successfully for a reel-to-reel tape of the first Jagger-Richards recordings.

August. Microsoft announce that they will use ”Start Me Up” as the theme for their Windows 95 computer operating system, while Volkswagen cars get a 150.000 sales boost due to a tour tie-in.

November. ”Stripped”,a collection of pared-down live performances,is released and will hit No. 9 in both UK and the US.


March.The Voodoo Lounge tour starts its final leg in Bombay.

12thOctober. The Rock And Roll Circus TV special filmed in 1968 is finally screened prior to video release.


June. The Verve are obliged to credit Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for their Top 5 single ”Bitter Sweet Symphony” after sampling the orchestral version of ”You Can´t Always Get What You Want”.

23rd September. The Bridgis To Babylon tour opens at Chicago´s Soldier Field as the album, co-produced with Don Was, The Dust Brothers and Dany Saber, heads for UK No. 6 / US No. 3.


8thApril. Ron Wood is saved by paparazzi when the pleasure boat he´s on explodes off the Brazilian coast. The Band have just played with Bob Dylan in Buenos Aires and will go on to play Rio and Sao Paulo.

16thMay. Keith Richards injures his ribs and chest falling off a ladder in his library, necessitating rescheduling of tour dates.

June. Four UK concerts are postponed until June 1999 because of tax reforms that would have landed the Rolling Stones with areported £ 12 million bill. The current leg of the tour ends in Istanbul in September, two months before the release of the live ”No Security”.


January. Extra US dates are added to the No Security tour, with the likes of Bryan Adams, the Corrs, Jonny Lang and Goo Goo Dolls playing support.

June. Are scheduled UK tour includes a secret show at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Over-running by 55 minutes leads to a £25.000 fine, which the venue pays to charity.

July. Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall´s 1990 marriage is annulled, ending 22 years together.

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