For almost 60 years, The Rolling Stones have proven they’re one of the hardest working bands in the world.

Yet, for a band that’s been around for so long, there are still some surprising facts about them that we didn’t know.

Here’s 9 of our faves…

– During an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967, Jagger was forced to change the lyrics of Let’s Spend the Night Together to “let’s spend some time together”.

– Bill Wyman was only invited to join the band because he owned an amplifier.

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– One of the cameramen on the 1970s film Gimme Shelter was none other than Star Wars creator, George Lucas.

– Keith Richards was long-rumoured to have had a full blood transfusion to kick his heroin addiction. In 2010, he was interviewed on CBS news and admitted that he had invented the rumour himself.

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– Jagger practices ballet. His girlfriend and the mother of their 2-year-old son Devereaux, Melanie Hamrick, is a professional ballerina.

– In 2006, the Rolling Stones staged a free concert at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. They played for 1.5 million people. Jagger addressed the crowd in Portuguese during the show.

– Keith Richards went nine days without sleep. “Nine days without a wink,” he said in his autobiography, Life.

– Drummer Charlie Watts has a thing for vintage cars, despite the fact that he doesn’t have a license. “I do have four vintage cars and can’t drive the bloody things,” he told NME.

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– Jagger likes Maroon 5’s 2010 hit, Moves Like Jagger. He called the song, named after his dance skills, “very flattering”.

96FM is giving one lucky listener a trip to New York to see The Rolling Stones, Queen and Bryan Ferryalong with $10,000 spending money! It also included luxury accommodation and being chauffeured to all three gigs.

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