This was perhaps my favorite song from Phish’s Festival 8 Halloween costume performance this past weekend. Here are the Stones performing the song from ’02.
Police in Sussex, in southern England, have confirmed they are examining documents given to them by an investigative journalist who has been researching events surrounding Jones’ death. (more…)
“Route 66″ was written by Bobby Troup and first recorded by Nat King Cole. The song was written during a road trip to Los Angeles traveling on (you guessed it) Route 66. The famous highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, encompassing a total of 2,448 miles. Here are the Stones performing the song in ’76 at Knebworth.
Keith Richards crashed his car in southeast England after falling asleep at the wheel. Police found marijuana and cocaine on the guitarist, which resulted in more legal issues for Keef.
Question: What groupie of the 1970′s lost her virginity to Eric Clapton, had affairs with John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and married a Rolling Stone? 5….4….3….2….1….. Give up?
Answer: Krissy Wood. Apparently she met Ron Wood when he was still a member of the Small Faces and married him in 1971. Wood soon became a member of the Stones and wrote the songs (with Keith Richards) “Breathe On Me” and “Mystifies Me” in her honor. She had an affair with Lennon while he was married to Yoko (mid-’73), an affair with Harrison after travelling with him to visit Salvador Dali (early ’73) while he was still married to Patti and an affair with Jimmy Page in the summer of ’74. All occured while she was still married to Ron Wood.
Whoa, pallie! Is that Dino shredding an electric guitar solo? Looks like it. Dino wasn’t a big fan of rock and roll, even though his son, Dino Jr., played with Desi Arnaz Jr. in 60′s bubble gum pop group, Dino, Desi & Billy. Here’s Dino introducing The Rolling Stones on his show in 1964. Apparently the Stones didn’t appreciate Dean’s sarcasm when speaking about them to the crowd and didn’t play their scheduled second song.
Here’s an excellent, high energy Mick Taylor era Stones show.
1. Brown Sugar
3. Rocks Off
4. Gimmie Shelter
5. Don’t Lie To Me
6. Love In Vain
7. Sweet Virginia
8. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
9. Tumbling Dice
10. Midnight Rambler
11. Bye Bye Johnny
12. Rip This Joint
13. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
14. Street Fighting Man
01 Brown Sugar
02 Gimme Shelter
04 Tumbling Dice
05 Dancing With Mr. D
07 You Can’t Always Get What You Want
08 Midnight Rambler
09 Honky Tonk Women
10 All Down The Line
11 Rip This Joint
12 Jumping Jack Flash
13 Street Fighting Man
Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards is 65 today. Can you believe it? He doesn’t look a day over 35! Here’s the old mate singing “You Got The Silver” from Let It Bleed.
The Rolling Stones played a free festival at Altamont in California, along with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Rolling Stones fan Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death as the group played “Under My Thumb” by Hell’s Angels who’d been hired to police the event. It’s claimed Hunter was waving a revolver. One other man drowned, two men were killed by in a hit-and run accident and two babies were born. The Dead wrote “New Speedway Boogie” as a response to the incident.
Here’s footage from Gimme Shelter of the incident:
And the Dead’s response from Festival Express:
01 – Shattered
02 – Respectable
03 – Far Away Eyes
04 – Love In Vain
05 – Tumbling Dice
06 – Happy
07 – Sweet Little Sixteen
08 – Brown Sugar
09 – Jumping Jack Flash
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Of course it’s only John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton & Mitch Mitchell here, but I think ole Johnny was being a bit of a cad calling himself Winston Legthigh. John middle name was Winston, after Winston Churchill, but he changed it to Ono. Here are The Macs playing The Beatles’ song, “Yer Blues” from The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus:
A little info on the song per Wikipedia:
“Good Time Women”, an early version of “Tumbling Dice”, was recorded during the sessions for the album Sticky Fingers. The song is a bluesy boogie-woogie heavy on Ian Stewart’s piano work. The two songs are similar in structure in that they have the same chord progression and a similar melody. Also, Jagger sings the hook to the accompaniment of Richards’ lone lead guitar. However, “Good Time Woman” lacked an opening riff, a background choir and the beat which propels “Tumbling Dice”‘s groove.
“Tumbling Dice” was recorded in the basement of the chateau Villa Nellcôte, near Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. The recording schedule for Exile on Main St. had the band sleeping all day and recording with whomever was around at night. Both Charlie Watts and producer Jimmy Miller play the drums simultaneously on the album’s version of the song. In Rolling With the Stones, Bill Wyman said: “On 3 August we worked on ‘Good Time Woman’ and when I arrived the following day I found Mick Taylor playing bass. I hung around until 3am then left.” In the liner notes to Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones, Richards said, “I remember writing the riff upstairs in the very elegant front room, and we took it downstairs the same evening and we cut it.” Jagger said that the song’s theme of gambling and love came from the fact that he “had a lot of friends at that time who used to fly to Las Vegas for the weekend.”
Jagger states, “‘Tumbling Dice’ was written to fit Keith’s riff. It’s about gambling and love, an old blues trick.”
Sound engineer Andy Johns said “I know we had a hundred reels of tape on the basic track. That was a good song, but it was really like pulling teeth. It just went on and on and on.” Some have said that it may have taken as many as 150 takes to get the basic track of the song. The mixing of the album was also difficult. Jagger has never liked the final mix of the song. In an interview with Melody Maker, Jagger said, “I think they used the wrong mix for that one. I know they did.”
Martin Scorsese’s documentary about The Rolling Stones, Shine a Light, is now available on DVD. Read this review to find out what song Mick and Keith didn’t like singing because it was “embarrassing” and listen to a couple downloads from the film.