Ladies and Gentleman, The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones launched their U.S. career 50 years ago this week, kicking off their debut album with a smoking cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away." It's still the greatest re-invention of Holly's catalog so far (and many, including The Beatles, have given it a go).  

When the Stones hit America in 1964 just a few months behind the Fab Four, Keith's main guitar was an Epiphone Casino which he used on stage and in the studio through 1965 (and probably used to record "Satisfaction" as well). 

There seems to be no end to the stories and careers launched by this hollowbody wonder.  Here are those once-young Rolling Stones live on American tv as well as an interview with Keith about the ups and downs of the world's greatest rock and roll band. Hail, hail rock and roll.

Ladies and Gentleman, The Rolling Stones