The grandfathers of rock ‘n’ roll land on youth’s favorite social network.
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The Rolling Stones have had a Tik Tok account since early Thursday morning. The very many followers of this archi-popular application now have access to the legendary British group’s catalog, which invites them to offer their versions of their great successes.
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“Cover, remixes, guitar solos, mashups… anything goes. Transform your favorite Stones song. We’ll share some of your creations…” mentions the group, who also enjoys the dance moves and tiktokeurs’ looks to the tunes of Start Me Up, Gimme Shelter and (I Can’t Receive No) Satisfaction.
An archive video from 1963 also shows the Rolling Stones introducing themselves one after the other, back when the band included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones.
Within hours of its creation, the Stones’ account had 52,000 subscribers and 233,000 likes. The numbers are increasing rapidly.
Mick Jagger has also started his personal Tik Tok account alongside that of the Stones. For his part, guitarist Keith Richards has owned one since last year.
An album of original Rolling Stones songs, the first in eighteen years, is slated for release in 2023. Ronnie Wood has revealed it will feature late drummer Charlie Watts.
Other artists who rose to fame in the 1960s also feature on the Chinese platform. Paul McCartney has 606,000 subscribers there, while the Beach Boys and Ringo Starr have 227,000 and 101,000 followers, respectively.