Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first real meeting was at Dartford Station on October 17, 1961. Richards was carrying his guitar and the pair recognized each other from having attended the same primary school. A year after this chance meeting, the pair formed the Rolling Stones.
Now the spot for this most important meeting will be commemorated with a plaque. “Fate was sealed and they started talking about playing their music together,” saidDartford council leader Jeremy Kite to the BBC . Kite added “They went off and recruited Brian Jones next, and the rest is history.”
In related news, Rolling Stones recently announced a number of tour dates for 2014. The tour, which goes by the name 14 On Fire, will take the band to Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Macau, Australia, and New Zealand.