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Welcome to WikiProject The Rolling Stones, a WikiProject to help organize all the information in Wikipedia related to the The Rolling Stones . This project's focus is to centralize the efforts of many Wikipedians to make Wikipedia the best free resource when it comes to information about the subject. If you are interested in joining please do so.

  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of The Rolling Stones.
  • Create guidelines for articles about The Rolling Stones.
  • Watch for vandalism/unexplained content removal.
  • The project should cover all articles about The Rolling Stones, including their discography, songbook, tours, and films.


These are the current Wikipedians who are participants in the project. If you feel you can make positive contributions to the project, feel free to add your name below, by adding your name to the bottom of the list.

  1. Ian Rose (talk · contribs)
  2. heteren (talk · contribs)
  3. Vytal (talk · contribs)
  4. Beggarsbanquet (talk · contribs)
  5. V Schauf (talk · contribs) 18:41, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
  6. Kaiketsu (talk · contribs) 01:43, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
  7. leahtwosaints (talk · contribs)
  8. 24JGM (talk · contribs)
  9. Moxy 01:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  10. Cavie78 (talk · contribs)
  11. Mariofarecraft2 (talk · contribs)
  12. Eagleash (talk · contribs)
  13. Evancahill (talk · contribs) Evancahill (talk) 00:17, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
  14. TheSandDoctor (talk · contribs) 15:42, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Inactive Members[edit]

Members who have not been active for years (in some cases, nearly a decade) are listed here.

  1. Stan weller (talk · contribs)
  2. Mikerussell (talk · contribs)
  3. HisSpaceResearch (talk · contribs)
  4. 75pickup (talk · contribs)
  5. Ezekiel †alk 15:23, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
  6. Wiki libs (talk · contribs)
  7. Sean (talk · contribs)
  8. Jezhotwells (talk · contribs)
  9. Marcadaime (talk · contribs)


Open Tasks[edit]

  • Musical evolution: A new section at the bottom of the Stones' main page. We basically need to chart the band's evoltion from their origins to today. As anyone can see the band's history is well covered. This section needs to detail influences on the Stones, differing instrumentations, and even the influence the Stones have had on other muscians. It would also be the place to talk of the Stones' live shows throughout the years and use quotes from the band. --— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan weller (talkcontribs) 08:07, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Albums: Moved this to the top as I'm going to be spending the next few days expanding the articles on the Stones' album. Many are completely unsourced and quite honestly short and insignificant. Started with Goats Head Soup and plan on bouncing around to whatever article "moves me," in the words of Keef. Feel free to take part. --— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan weller (talkcontribs) 08:07, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Former members and associates[edit]

  • The Bill Wyman article has been virtually ignored. I can supply more images for his article, but am unwilling to do so until the text has been expanded there-- I mean, look at the Mick Jagger article.. I placed two somewhat rare free images there from 1965 and 1972 with no real text to back it up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leahtwosaints (talkcontribs) 16:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Mick Taylor has had a multiple cleanup tag on his article for years. We are adding text but slowly, and it is in real desperate need of help. I think the photos I uploaded there are sufficient (I placed all of them), but should it expand I can add more. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leahtwosaints (talkcontribs) 16:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I think Ian Stewart (musician), Nicky Hopkins, Chuck Leavell and to a minor degree, Billy Preston need more coverage in the band page, with each having made significant contributions to the sound of The Rolling Stones-- half of those great concert staples could never be achieved without a keyboard player, whether hidden in a backdrop or not. I can't find photos of any but Leavell and one of Hopkins that is hard to make out. Anyone? --Leahtwosaints (talk) 16:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

The songwriting articles[edit]

Misc. tasks[edit]

  • Connect all Stones articles to the WP and have them rated.
I have done it for their albums released to date and will do more shortly. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 22:19, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Can someone with a copywright please contribute a picture of Mick Taylor to his entry? There's also work to be done on the Taylor entry b/c it's considered by others to be "biased", "undersourced" and "not written enough about".

Closed tasks[edit]

Stones template[edit]

The album template and the Stones' main template should really be one template now that they're collapsible.

Mick Jagger article rewrite[edit]

Article has since been rewritten and all issues raised appear to have been addressed. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 16:17, 3 April 2017 (UTC) Old description

  • Mick Jagger - Edit: The Jagger article basically needs to be re-written. Most of what was there has been erased due to lack of refs and the whole thing is a mess. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan weller (talkcontribs) 06:40, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
@Stan weller:  Done Article has been rewritten since this task was posted by the looks of it (most likely in part due to the work of this project) has it now has 130 citations, covers his solo career (going by one of the versions of this entry in edit history for that comment). --TheSandDoctor (talk) 16:13, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
EDIT: @Stan weller: I have now moved this task to the 'closed task' section as it appears to have been done. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 16:17, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • (is it true that assistants of Mr. Jagger did some editing on behalf of their boss?) — Preceding unsigned comment added by V Schauf (talkcontribs) 07:00, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
@V Schauf: As for Mr. Jagger having an assistant edit on his behalf, I wish I knew where you saw that because that is truly interesting.--TheSandDoctor (talk) 20:41, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

This is a long time ago, so I struggle to retell what the article (or an entry maybe here) said. We are talking years. Basically, it said Mick J. had assistants that would look through what was written on Wikipedia about him or his role in Rolling Stones. If it was negative and he felt that it couldn't easily be proven, he had assistants that would edit it out. V Schauf (talk) 22:54, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Oh, wow. Thanks for the response V Schauf. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 16:20, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

The songwriting articles[edit]

  • The Glimmer Twins - Could use some work. It seems to be the likely place for any quotes from Mick and Keith regarding production (duh). --— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan weller (talkcontribs) 05:39, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
@Stan weller:  Done This appears to have been done in the nearly 10 years since this comment (wow, that is a long time haha) and as such I am going to move this to closed tasks. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 16:06, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Misc. tasks[edit]

  • Make sure every single listed in the singles template has an article.
 Done all ones currently listed within Template:The Rolling Stones singles now have Wikipedia articles. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 17:28, 4 April 2017 (UTC)


  • Statistics are calculated based on tagging talk pages of Rolling Stones related articles with the {{WikiProject The Rolling Stones}} template.

The band[edit]

Supporting players[edit]

Associated articles[edit]

Good/Featured Article candidates[edit]

Best candidates for good article status[edit]

  • Street Fighting Man -
  • Sympathy for the Devil - needs more sources, fewer lists.
  • Memory Motel - add a few more sourced references, details about the possible girls from a source or two, touching on the life on the road quotes, it could be a GA; an underrated song that has lasted. (I stuck the new template on the article's discussion- others are free to use it too.)
  • Gimme Shelter - more sources, fewer lists.
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash - rewrite, sources.

Best candidates for featured article status[edit]

  • Exile on Main St. - possibly more info, sources; how can an entire article be under the heading "History"? It is regarded as a landmark achievement for rock and roll music. There must be a great article there.
  • Some Girls - sources.
  • A Bigger Bang Tour - Probably the best article written on a tour thus far, for obvious reasons. Ample sources should be available.


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