Stone Roses - Time definitely brings roses

Stone Roses name idea - Rainbow RoseForerunners of the so-called Madchester Movement, a music genre that developed in Manchester, England.

The band started out as The Fireside Chaps and was later renamed The Waterfront (after the film On the waterfront). Under that last name the spirit withered more and more, until the band shot up again as The Stone Roses.

Guitarist John Squire coined the name and later sharply denied that it was a reference to the Rolling Stones. Singer Ian Brown said that John wanted something with a contrast in it, something hard against something soft.

It is perhaps just a coincidence that a book also exists called The Stone Roses; it was written by British author Sarah Gainham (pen name of Sarah Rachel Stainer Ames) and first published in 1959.

Active: 1983-1996, GBR

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