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Re: What are your dozen favourite tracks by the Rolling Stones?
« Reply #150 on: November 10, 2019, 10:45:49 PM »
It was nearly fifty years ago on November 23rd during their late 1969 concert tour of the United States that the Rolling Stones made their final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show

Evidently their "appearance" was something of a fraud:

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Gimme Shelter opened the show. The show closed with Love in Vain and Honky Tonk Women. The band mimed to prerecorded tracks and Jagger sang live. The performance was recorded at the CBS studios in Los Angeles and edited into the show to appear like they were in New York.


Nonetheless, here are clips of a couple of the songs they performed:





Incidentally it was during this tour that the Stones started billing themselves as "The greatest rock and roll band in the world!", a title first bestowed on the band by tour manager Sam Cutler at their concert in London's Hyde Park the previous July. Rock critic Robert Christgau would a few years later label this tour as "history's first mythic rock and roll tour".

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Re: What are your dozen favourite tracks by the Rolling Stones?
« Reply #151 on: December 04, 2019, 12:22:09 PM »
It was fifty years ago on the 6th of December that the infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in California would bring the curtain down on flower power and the love generation:



Compelling evidence indeed that hasty last minute planning of a free concert in California that would end up attracting 300,000 music fans and sundry LSD and amphetamine fuelled hippies, the budget driven hiring of drunken Hells Angels to provide security and a collection of rock bands including the Rolling Stones don't mix. Despite the resultant deaths including that of Meredith Hunter, things could have turned out even worse. Hunter was according to his own girlfriend enraged, irrational and "so high (on methamphetamines) that he could barely walk". Who did he intend to shoot with the revolver? Angels, Stones, or was he just going to start shooting?

Nonetheless it was fitting that the Rolling Stones who had made a career out of being the "bad boys of rock" were not just present but were key players at the denouement of the Woodstock generation.

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December 1969 was also the month of release of the LP Let It Bleed which marked the demarcation point between the Brian Jones era of the Stones and the Mick Taylor era. Neither fellow played much on the LP. Brian Jones played autoharp on You Got the Silver and added percussion to Midnight Rambler but that was it. Mick Taylor meanwhile played guitar on Live With Me and slide guitar on Country Honk but that too was it.



The LP contained several tracks still regarded as all-time classics:





What's ironic is that back in their early years in 1963-64 the Stones had repeatedly insisted that they were not a rock band but a "rhythm 'n blues" band. Yet beginning with the 1966 release of Aftermath, the Stones had by December of 1969 released five LPs that had stretched the boundaries of rock music. They were of course also billing themselves as the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" by this time.

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Re: What are your dozen favourite tracks by the Rolling Stones?
« Reply #152 on: December 04, 2019, 12:38:40 PM »
Here's an excellent article on how and why the Stones have remained the "World's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band" all these years:

World's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band - Rolling Stone

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Re: What are your dozen favourite tracks by the Rolling Stones?
« Reply #153 on: December 04, 2019, 02:40:47 PM »
 I really love "Let it Bleed". It was the first non greatest hits Stones album I bought. I must agree that Mick, Keef, Charlie, etc.  WE'RE the greatest rock band ever. However, they are now a "legacy" band. They haven't released a great album in 40 years, but continue to put on incredible live shows. I never want them to quit. They ARE rock 'n' roll.

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« Reply #154 on: December 11, 2019, 02:31:23 PM »
I really love "Let it Bleed". It was the first non greatest hits Stones album I bought. I must agree that Mick, Keef, Charlie, etc.  WE'RE the greatest rock band ever. However, they are now a "legacy" band. They haven't released a great album in 40 years, but continue to put on incredible live shows. I never want them to quit. They ARE rock 'n' roll.

Mord. Again, I have to agree. I love that album. Let It Bleed in my opinion is fantastic studio album.
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Re: What are your dozen favourite tracks by the Rolling Stones?
« Reply #155 on: December 12, 2019, 01:24:32 AM »
Mord. Again, I have to agree. I love that album. Let It Bleed in my opinion is fantastic studio album.

I was listening to Monkey Man earlier tonight. Remember the scene in Goodfellas with that song? Classic.

I also listened to Heart of Stone earlier. I know it's not on Let it Bleed, but still great song.

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Re: What are your dozen favourite tracks by the Rolling Stones?
« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2019, 10:13:36 AM »
Released 55 years ago in December 1964!



And they're still rocking! Or is it rhythm and bluesing?

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