Note: Rush defeated the Stones in the reader voting. You can visit their A-Z page here.

Early on, the Rolling Stones were referred to as the anti-Beatles -- mostly because these British bad boys invented and perfected a hedonistic lifestyle that would soon be adapted by rock 'n' rollers all over the world.

Their arrest records were almost as long and as impressive as their chart dominance. But their fans never seemed to mind much.

Over the past 50 years, the band -- which outlasted their rivals by more than four decades -- has sold more than 200 million records worldwide.

Their list of classic albums from the late '60s and early '70s remain essential listens.