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Rolling Stones train station tribute moving forward

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Dec 16, 2013 | 7:49am EST

Local officials in the U.K. are moving forward with plans to mark the spot where Rolling Stones legends Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met in 1961. The pair struck up a friendship after spotting each other on a platform at Dartford train station in Kent, England and they went on to form the Rolling Stones in 1962. Officials from the town council have spent years planning a way to memorialise the meeting point, and they have now confirmed a plaque is to be erected on the platform of the newly revamped station. Council leader Jeremy Kite says, "We have wanted to put up the plaque for some time but it seems sensible to wait until the new railway station was up and running. "Dartford really does have a rich, hidden history. We're a town that changed the world in terms of great inventors, pioneers, and, of course, great musicians. It's a great story and I'd love to see a permanent exhibition to compliment our traditional heritage."

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