Spot where The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met to be marked with plaque

The pair met at a train platform in 1961

The spot where The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met is to be marked with a plaque.

The pair first met at a railway station on Kent on October 17, 1961 when they were teenagers. The recognised each other because they had both gone to Wentworth Primary School before Jagger went onto study at Dartford Grammar.

Richards was traveling to Sidcup Art College carrying his guitar on the day they met, while Jagger was en route to the London School of Economics carrying some records. The next year, they formed The Rolling Stones.


Dartford council leader Jeremy Kite told the BBC: “Fate was sealed and they started talking about playing their music together.”

“They went off and recruited Brian Jones next, and the rest is history,” he added.

Earlier this month (December 4), The Rolling Stones announced a series of live dates to take place in 2014. The band will perform live in Abu Dhabi on February 21, 2014, before heading out on the road across the Far East and Asia to play three shows in Tokyo and a one-off show in Macau. They will then travel to Australia and New Zealand for one-off shows in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Hanging Rock, Brisbane and Auckland. Two further shows in Asia are expected to be announced shortly.

Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-1974, will be a special guest for the tour, which is titled ’14 On Fire’.