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Rolling Stones plaque in Dartford to be replaced after Bill Wyman brands it 'disgusting'

The Rolling Stones in 1964: Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts Credit: PA/SWNS

Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has forced Dartford Borough Council into taking down a plaque it put up in February honouring the band after he called it "disgusting".

Wyman, 78, accused the council of "rewriting history" with a blue plaque celebrating the the spot at the town's train station where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met before they "went on to form The Rolling Stones".

The plaque read: "Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met on platform 2 on 17 October 1961 and went on to form The Rolling Stones - one of the most successful rock bands of all time."

Wyman told BBC Radio 5 Live that the now deceased Brian Jones formed the band.

"It should be a plaque to Brian Jones and I think it's wrong," he said. "I don't like history re-written.

"You see it in lots of books - I don't like it when people re-write history to suit whatever they are doing. It does rile me."

The council now plans to tear down the plaque and replace it with a re-worded tribute.

Council leader Jeremy Kite maintained that Dartford played a significant part in the Stones' history, but said that the council is "happy to word it in a way that makes everyone happy."

The council has yet to decide on the new wording for the plaque and said "It's not going to happen instantly."