A heritage plaque has been placed on a Dartford Station platform where two teenagers bonded over a love of music and went on to form the Rolling Stones.

The new plaque, erected by Dartford Council, shows where Mick Jagger met Keith Richards met on October 17, 1961 for the first time since Primary School.

The monument, on platform 2, celebrates the moment the pair became friends and eventually formed the iconic band, the Rolling Stones.

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Mayor of Dartford Councillor Avtar Sandhu joined council leader Councillor Jeremy Kite to unveil the plaque on February 5. 

John Oakes, headteacher of Dartford Grammar School, which Mick Jagger went to, also attended the ceremony.

Councillor Kite said: "Platform 2 has a small but important role in pop music history. 

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"I hope that in the years ahead many thousands of rail passengers will enjoy looking at the plaque and realising the part the station played in bringing The Rolling Stones together."

For more information on Dartford’s heritage, visit dartford.gov.uk/heritage