Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman says he is disgusted by Dartford plaque marking band mates’ meeting
- Credit: PA
A plaque dedicated to two members of The Rolling Stones is to be changed after a former member of the band criticised it.
Bill Wyman, who lives in Gedding near Bury St Edmunds, even branded the item disgusting when talking to BBC Radio 5 Live.
The former Stones bass player was unhappy with the wording on the plaque which suggests the band was created by stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
The plaque, which is on Dartford railway station, reads: “Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met on platform 2 on 17 October 1961 and went on to form The Rolling Stones – one of the most successful rock bands of all time.”
Mr Wyman said it was actually guitarist Brian Jones who started the band.
You may also want to watch:
“Brain Jones created The Rolling Stones,” he said. “Brian Jones wanted to form a blues band and recruited each member one by one.
“He gave the name The Rolling Stones, he was the leader and all that. It should be a plaque to Brian Jones.
- 1 How Suffolk voted in the county council elections 2021
- 2 First views of £1.5m new seafront cafe as hoardings removed
- 3 Driver convicted of killing friend in A12 crash
- 4 'Complete shock' - Neighbours stunned after cannabis farm uncovered
- 5 When Ipswich boss Cook will inform players of his contract decisions
- 6 Ed Sheeran to be Ipswich Town shirt sponsor for 2021/22
- 7 'It could have been a lot worse' - Thatched home owner thanks crews after fire
- 8 Teaching assistant wins unfair dismissal claim
- 9 Village pub given go-ahead to expand dining area
- 10 Police identify elderly man after incident involving young girl in village
“I don’t like history rewritten. I don’t like it when people rewrite history to suit their involvement.”
In response, leader of the council Jeremy Kite, said: “We’re going to put it right. The thing to do is put it right, we’re going to take the plaque down and put a new one up.
“We’re not marking the formation of The Rolling Stones, we’re marking the meeting of those two characters in Dartford.”