Rolling with the Punches- 50 Years of the Rolling Stones

Recently I was contacted by Marie who asked if I would let her guest post here about her new website that celebrates the Rolling Stones turning 50 (the same age as me!). I have been a fan of the Stones forever and as the byline of this page is ‘blogging about everything’ I agreed to post her article. Enjoy.


Celebrate The Stones Age With Us

We might never see a pop/rock act being such a major force 50 years after their debut. And that’s why I’m writing this article out to celebrate Rolling Stone’s 50 years in the music industry. Remember that you are watching history when you are watching the legendary Rolling Stones. They are the biggest and greatest rock and roll band all of time. And they will always be. Here are 5 reasons why The Rolling Stones are the biggest and greatest rock band in the world.

50 Years and Still Rolling

Half a Century of the Stones

  1. Everything they do turns into Gold. Their A Bigger Bang is already the #1 tour of all time. The Stones are the only band to hit #1 singles in the 60’s,70’s,80’s,90’s,00’s. Their singles are also the longest staying singles in billboard charts.
  2. Every band out there, that tries to perpetuate that tough guy image, owes something to the Rolling Stones – they are the original.
  3. The Stones are no strangers to football’s biggest game. Last 2006, The Stones played to an audience of 1 billion people at the Superbowl. It was one of the best Superbowl performances if you would survey people. And just last Superbowl, Mercedes – Benz 2013 Superbowl Commercial used the soundtrack of the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil. The commercial was wicked! I would wager that plenty of fans had wished to see them returning on that stage after that commercial.
  4. Everything the Stones do is a major media event. Whether it’s a scandal, a tour or an album. Admit it, when the Stones come into your town they are front page news. Can you say the same about Green Day or U2 or any other rock bands out there?
  5. The Stones are more alive at 65 years old than you will ever be. The Rolling Stones are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary, marked by the compilation GRRR! They are booking gigs and concerts for this 2013 year. “We haven’t finished yet” said Keith Richards.

So enough already about how old the Stones are. Why do the Stones get so much crap about their age anyway? Maybe it’s because they are still the biggest name out there playing on the biggest stage in the world. It’s time to start thinking about the Stones like blues greats BB King and Muddy Waters. They are growing rock up and taking it farther than anyone (not the Beatles, not Elvis) have taken the genre before. The Stones age should be celebrated!

Early Stones

Prehistoric Stones

And to give you something to celebrate the stones, I want to share to you this site I saw and I’m sure other Stones fans would love it. They have this really cool graphics that would take you to a journey of the Stones in the music industry. Hard core fans of The Rolling Stones from all over the world. Put on some real good Stones music, play it loud, and enjoy your stay there. I’m out of here.


article by: Marie Felipe
How the Stones Roll


About dgmattichakjr

D G Mattichak jr was born in 1963 in Syracuse New York and immigrated to Melbourne Australia with his family in 1972. He was educated in one of Melbourne’s exclusive private schools before studying art at Preston Technical College. D G Mattichak jr has been a student of the occult arts since the early 1980s and has become well known in Australian magickal circles and, in recent years, around the world due to a string of essays on a variety of occult subjects . He discovered the “key to the order & value of the English alphabet” from Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law in 1983 and has since used this English Qabalah to unlock the secrets of Thelemite magick. Success in these methods admitted him to the highest levels of attainment in various Hermetic disciplines and until recently he has been passing on his knowledge to private students, many of whom have gone on to become notable occultists in their own right. After almost three decades of study and development D G Mattichak jr has finally been able to distil his knowledge of magick and Thelema into a book- A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law, the first in a planned series of books on Hermeticism and Thelemite magick, revealing, for the first time in over a century, the secrets of magick that have been hidden in Crowley’s magnum opus, the Book of the Law. D G Mattichak jr currently lives in Melbourne Australia with his artist wife Michelle and their two cats. He has had a long career as an al a carte chef in Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality scene and now spends his time writing blogs on cooking, writing and, in the guise of Master Ankh af na Khonsu, about magick. He is also one of the founding members of the Mt Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering and regularly contributes to its official website as both an administrator and as an author. D G Mattichak jr’s first book Loot was released in 2009. His books are available through at G Mattichak&x=13&y=20 .
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One Response to Rolling with the Punches- 50 Years of the Rolling Stones

  1. I am a big fan of the Stones also…Mick and Keith both still have the energy of a young performer as does the rest of the band. An amazing group! Happy 50th Anniversary to them and let’s hope they are around for another few decades to entertain us!

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