The Stones release “Stripped” on November 14, 1995 featuring six live tracks from the Voodoo Lounge tour and eight acoustic songs from their catalog. The album includes a searing version of Orpheus’ “Like a Rolling Stone”
Look what turns 45 today … Released October 18, 1974. It’s the last album for Mick Taylor — eventually replaced by Ronnie Wood who worked closely on this album. The list of musician credits reads like a who’s who …
Well, we all need an album we can lean on …
The Rolling Stones will celebrate the golden anniversary of one of their best albums with a Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition) box. The limited-edition set features two LPs and two HybridSuper Audio CDs, newly remastered in stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig.
Released September 10, 1973.
Slowhand had been mostly absent from the scene for a couple years. Heroine and a pining for Patti Boyd Harrison had him in a bad place. His buddy, Pete Townshend pushed Clapton to return to music and organized a couple of concerts at London’s famed Rainbow Theatre.
Townshend assembled an ad-hoc band to back Clapton for the two shows. Ronnie Wood of Faces (and later of the Rolling Stones) provided support on guitar and vocals, as did Townshend, with Clapton playing lead guitar and (mostly) singing lead.Two recent associates of Clapton also came to his aid for the Rainbow Concert: singer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood and bassist Ric Grech had only recently concluded their time as band mates with Clapton in Blind Faith. And Winwood brought along some of his Traffic band mates, drummer-vocalist Jim Capaldi and Ghanian percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah (the latter is credited on the original Rainbow Concert LP simply as “Rebop”.)
What a show.
The Jeff Beck Group release their debut album on August 14, 1968. Beck is joined by Ronnie Wood and vocals are handled by a fellow by the name of Rod Stewart.
On August 24, 1981, The Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band in the World releases an album largely made up of outtakes and songs that didn’t make past albums — some dating back 10 years. The album becomes one of their most succesful and ends up at #213 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Outtakes. Fucking … outtakes. That’s greatness.
Rod The Mod releases his 4th solo album on July 21, 1971. He’s got all his old mates together to help — Ronnie Wood, Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones and Ian McClagan.