As part of the Never Ending tour …
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).
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 …
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.
50 years ago today ~ December 2, 1969 ~ On the way to their fateful Altamont concert of December 6, The Rolling Stones stop at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, where they spend three days recording the songs “Wild Horses,” “You Gotta Move” and “Brown Sugar.”
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”
Jean-Luc Godard’s film is released on November 2, 1968. Pleased to meet you … hope you guess my name.