Bob Dylan’s cover of The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’, 2002

As part of the Never Ending tour …

Source: Bob Dylan’s cover of The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’, 2002

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Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood reveals Keith Richards’ response to sobriety

The iconic guitarist is now a decade sober and took the opportunity to give a small insight into the hardcore ethos of Richards, Wood told Mojo: “I do remember going on stage clean for the first time, it was at this club in Canada for the start of a tour (in August 2005).

Source: Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood reveals Keith Richards’ response to sobriety

Keefer 

Happy 76th to one half of The Glimmer Twins …

Back in 1981 — his 38th birthday — Keith is playing with The Boys in Hampton, Virginia, when a fan rushes the stage. Keith sees him coming and hits him with his guitar. As security intervenes, Richards straps his guitar back on and continues playing.  (Keefer swings the axe at about the 1:15 mark …)

That’s as rock n’ roll as it gets …

Source: Keefer – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

The Circus 

December 11, 1968 ~ The Rolling Stones record their Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus TV special – and then bury it for nearly 30 years.

The Boys organize and headline the event, which is played under a grungy circus tent for invited guests, most of whom wear yellow ponchos. Among the acts preceding the Stones’ performance are Jethro Tull, The Who, Taj Mahal, and assorted — well — circus acts. Also appearing: The Dirty Mac, a one-time grouping of Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell.

The recording takes far longer than expected, lasting until 5 o’clock the next morning. The special never airs: rumor has it that Jagger is so disappointed with the Stones’ showing that he kills it. This decision holds until October 12, 1996, when it is finally shown at the New York Film Festival and is released on video.