Mick Jagger and Keith Richards will soon be honored by their hometown of Dartford, England with statues.
It was there that Jagger and Richards reconnected in 1961 after having first been classmates back in 1950. At that meeting that they talked about their love of the blues and decided to form a musical partnership.
Jagger said of the statue, he's “honored and delighted with the news."
Jeremy Kite, leader of the Dartford Borough Council, said, "Many Dartfordians have gone on to change our world, but in terms of culture and music you don’t get much more influential than The Rolling Stones. Their music has changed the face of popular music, and these lads from Dartford are now two of the most recognizable and loved people in the world.”
He added, “We want to celebrate that their roots are firmly planted right here in our town and also thank them for the impression they have made on lives.”
Upon completion, the sculptures by Amy Goodman will be unveiled at One Bell Corner on Dartford High Street near the train station where they met.
The Rolling Stones are expected to release their first album of all new songs sometime this year. Get more Rolling Stones on iHeartRadio, keyword Rolling Stones.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]