Rock'n'roll rebels The Rolling Stones celebrate five decadent decades

They are the longest-serving and arguably most successful band in rock'n'roll history – and on July 12 The Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years in the music business.

From their early days as a blues band, to their time at the top playing packed out stadiums, the band's career – including their raucous off stage behaviour and their string of girlfriends and wives – has been documented in a new ebook.

50 Years: The Rolling Stones – Views from the Inside, Views from the Outside has been put together by music journalist Hanspeter Kuenzler.

The two part collection re-tells the band's story using journalistic articles written about them over the years, and featuring interviews with band members past and present.

It also features over 150 photos of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts - and the other past members - some of which are featured below. 

the book is available through,, iTunes, and Barnes & Nobel