The Rock Poetry of the Rolling Stones in the 1960s

  • Konstantine Bregadze Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Keywords: Rock Poetry, the Rolling Stones


This article assigns the rock poetry of the Rolling Stones to a new lyrical genre whose main characteristics can be briefly formulated as follows:

A. A socio-political, non-conformist discourse permeated bycolloquialisms and slang, and poor in metaphorical imagery.

B. A philosophical discourse reflecting onto-existential problems.

C. A transcendental or mystical discourse with a more sophisticated poetical rhetoric than the above two. It remained a marginal discourse in the Rolling Stones’ rock poetry of the 1960s.

How to Cite
Bregadze, K. (1). The Rock Poetry of the Rolling Stones in the 1960s. KADMOS, 1(4), 304-314. Retrieved from