Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones Plaque - Dartford Station, Dartford, Kent, UK
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Quick Description: This Dartford Borough Council plaque, to mark the meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is mounted on a column on platform 2 at the station. The station needs to be accessed to see the plaque. The BBC covered the event.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/16/2015 6:35:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMP7PH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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The BBC News website has an article about the plaque:

A blue plaque has been unveiled to mark the chance encounter between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards which had a profound effect on rock music.

Jagger and Richards had their first proper meeting on platform two of Dartford station on 17 October 1961.

They bonded over a love of the blues and formed a musical friendship that would lead to the foundation of The Rolling Stones in 1962.

The heritage plaque was unveiled at the station on Thursday.

"We've held a low key event today because Dartford is a working railway station and platform two is a modest space considering the station's enormous role in pop music history," Dartford Borough Council leader Jeremy Kite said.

"I hope that in the years ahead many thousands of rail passengers will enjoy looking at the plaque and realising what a huge part the station played in bringing The Rolling Stones together."

When they met, Richards was on his way to Sidcup Art College, carrying a hollow-bodied Höfner cutaway electric guitar, while Jagger was travelling to the London School of Economics with some of his prized blues records.

The teenagers recognised each other as they had both gone to Wentworth Primary School in the town, with Jagger then going on to study at Dartford Grammar.

The Rolling Stones formed in 1962, and went on to become one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock 'n' roll bands in the history of music.

Type of publication: Television

When was the article reported?: 2/5/2015

Publication: BBC News

Article Url: [Web Link]

Is Registration Required?: no

How widespread was the article reported?: regional

News Category: Entertainment

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