As the Rolling Stones embark on their "50 and Counting" tour -- named for the 50 years the band has spent on the road -- their keyboardist Chuck Leavell sat down for an interview with 13WMAZ's Ben Jones.

Born in Alabama, Leavell came to central Georgia at the suggestion of fellow musician Paul Hornsby. After hitting the road with Dr. John, Leavell joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1972.

A decade later, he found himself touring Europe alongside Rolling Stones co-founder Ian Stewart as the band's second keyboardist.

After Stewart died in 1985, Leavell took over as the primary keyboard player for the Rolling Stones.

Tonight on Eyewitness News at 6 and 11, hear about Leavell's role in making sure the music sounds good every night.

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