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Tweet On this day in 1964 The Rolling Stones played the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, UK and the show ended in a riot. In Response the council banned The Stones from ever playing there again. The Stones in 1964 was not the all conquering band that we all came to know and love a few […]
Tweet We went to see the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park. There is always a bit of trepidation when you see a band that you love and admire. Will they be as good as you remember? How will time have affected them? Will it seem as if they are only there for the money and […]
Tweet I saw the Pretty Things on Saturday. It was the first time in more than 40 years. I was expecting to be disappointed. I was not. Dick Taylor was a founding member of the Rolling Stones, pushed out to make way for Brian Jones. He was always a great guitarist. We tend to forget […]
Tweet On this day in 1965 one of Dylan’s most iconic songs was released as a sing. Like A Rolling Stone at 6 minutes long was considered too long and too ‘heavy’ to be a single and Columbia resisted releasing it. It was only released after it had been leaked to a popular night club […]
Tweet The Stones made their TV debut this day in 1963 on Thank Your Lucky Stars playing their first single C’mon. It may come a surprise to some of the younger readers that The Stones were once a rock and blues band playing blues covers. Their first album, imaginatively titled The Rolling Stones featured songs […]
Tweet On this day in 1976 the Rolling Stones played 2 concerts in the Palace of Culture and Science building in Warsaw, Poland as part of their European tour. It was the first time the Stones had played behind the Iron Curtain. It was also the last tour that included Brian Jones. The tickets were handed […]
Tweet On this day in 1914 Sonny Boy Williamson was born. Sonny Boy was a hugely influential blues harmonica player. Arguably all the present blues harmonica players have been influenced to a greater or lesser extent. None more so than Sonny Boy Williamson. In fact Sonny Boy Williamson was so influential that Sonny Boy Williamson […]
Tweet On this day in 1924 one of the best blues performers ever was born. Slim Harpo was born James Moore in Lobdel, Louisiana and was the eldest in an orphaned family. He worked as a longshoreman and builder during the 30s. He began performing in Baton Rouge as Harmonica Slim. Later he backed his […]
Tweet On this day in 1964 two British bands were on the up. The Beatles made their first appearance on american TV. The Jack Paar Show aired film taken from a BBC film ‘The mersey Sound’ that showed the Fab Four playing ‘She Loves You’. Jack Paar was patronising and commented, negatively, on the Beatles’ […]
Tweet It would seem that the proposed Stones tour is still in danger of not going ahead because of fears for Ronnie Wood’s health. As has been widely reported Ronnie has an alcohol problem and it is this that has cast a shadow over the proposed tour. Mick is, as we all know, heavily involved […]