Updated: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:30:00 GMT | By Ben Chalk
50 years of The Rolling Stones

Ian Stewart dies (1985)



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If you go back to the very first slide in this gallery, you'll see the Stones line-up which played that first gig back in 1962 featured Ian Stewart on piano.

While his truck driver's appearance meant he didn't stay a full band member for long, he continued to play on their albums and live tours until his sudden death from a heart attack in 1985.

As Keith said in his 2010 autobiography, Life: "Ian Stewart. I'm still working for him. To me the Rolling Stones is his band. Without his knowledge and organisation ... we'd be nowhere."

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