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Classic Documentary: Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey

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Classic Documentary: Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey

“I discovered music during my teenage years and after I joined the Air Force, I found that I loved music that had its roots in the sound of Black people from the Southern states.

The way I learnt about their music seemed to echo the way their forebears had taught them: it was about tradition, a tradition passed on by word of mouth. I have learned so much from the Blues, and have come to realize that there is much more to the Blues than people think.”
– Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman’s personal tribute to the music and musicians that inspired him to pick up a bass guitar and become a founder member of the ‘Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band in the World’, The Rolling Stones.

Bill personally interviews such luminaries as BB King, Buddy Guy & Sam Phillips, in a global journey documenting the history of blues music, this documentary is essential to anyone who has either purchased the book or has an interest in exploring the story & journey of blues music narrated by an ex-member of The Rolling Stones, the band who did so much to introduce the music to the mainstream audience.

Bill Wyman has a deep and sincere love of the blues and it shines through in this great docu. He is a life-long fan/disciple/collector of blues music, and a true expert on this genre. Here we get almost two hours with great music clips and interviews from this important musical history.

Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey (Complete documentary):

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Feb 24: The Rolling Stones played Perth, Australia in 1973

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The Stones were at the top of their game in 1973… one of the best tours ever.On Feb 24 1973 they played Western Australia Cricket Ground in Perth, Australia, and a great sounding “stereo soundboard” bootleg turned up.. in 1987.

The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973

Associated album Exile on Main St.
Start date 18 January 1973
End date 27 February 1973
Legs 2
Shows 14

The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973 was a concert tour of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in January and February 1973 by The Rolling Stones. The tour is sometimes referred to as the Winter Tour 1973. However this title is misleading, as much of it took place in the Southern Hemisphere, where it was summer at the time.

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The Rolling Stones – Marquee Club London – March 26, 1971 (Full concert video)

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Wonderful concert with a Mick Taylor in top form…

Setlist:

  1. Live With Me
  2. Dead Flowers
  3. I Got The Blues
  4. Let It Rock
  5. Midnight Rambler
  6. Satisfaction
  7. Bitch
  8. Brown Sugar

Rolling stopnes marquee 1971

Band:

  • Mick Jagger – Vocals
  • Keith Richards – Guitar
  • Mick Taylor – Guitar
  • Bill Wyman – Bass
  • Charlie Watts – Drums
  • Ian Stewart – Piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – Keyboards
  • Bobby Keys – Sax
  • Jim Price – Horns

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The Rolling Stones – RCA Studios, Hollywood – 6-9 March 1966

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4 of the most important days in history of The Rolling Stones .. 48 years ago.

  • These recording sessions landed most of the masters for the forthcoming album “Aftermath” (UK number 1; US 2)
  • “Aftermath” was the first Stones album to include material composed entirely of Jagger/Richards
  • Brian Jones was “on fire” during these sessions… trying out lots of different instruments
  • On “Sean Egan’s” list of “50 Great Stones Songs” (from “The Rough Guide To The Rolling Stones”), he picks 5 songs recorded March 6-9, 1966

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Today: Bill Wyman is 77 Happy birthday

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I didn’t want to stay in the Stones, and be stuck in a position having to play a music I didn’t like anymore and that restricted me from doing all the others things I’m interested in because of time.
~Bill Wyman

I wanted a variety in my life but after a couple of years I thought that music is what I do so maybe I should start doing it again.
~Bill Wyman

From Wikipedia:

Birth name William George Perks
Also known as Lee Wyman
Born 24 October 1936 (age 76)
Lewisham, London EnglandUnited Kingdom
Genres Rock, rock and roll, swing,rhythm and blues, jazz, blues,skiffle
Occupations Musician, composer, author,record producer, film producer,bandleader, photographer,inventor
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar,keyboards, percussion,autoharp
Years active 1962–present
Labels Velvel, Koch International,Rolling Stones, BMG
Associated acts The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Wilie & the Poor Boys, The Cliftons
Website www.billwyman.com

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – Chicken Shack Boogie:

Bill Wyman (born William George Perks; 24 October 1936) is an English musician best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.

Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after World War II. It has been useful to him as an author who has written seven books, selling two million copies. Wyman’s love of art has additionally led to his proficiency in photography and his photographs have hung in galleries around the world. Wyman’s lack of funds in his early years led him to create and build his own fretless bass guitar. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys relic hunting; The Times published a letter about his hobby (Friday 2 March 2007). He designed and markets a patented Bill Wyman signature metal detector, which he has used to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the era of the Roman Empire.

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As a businessman, he owns several establishments including the famous Sticky Fingers Café, a rock & roll-themed bistro serving American cuisine first opened in 1989 in the Kensington area of London and later, two additional locations in Cambridge and Manchester, England.

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Albert Lee & Peter Frampton – Green River:

From allmusic – Jason Ankeny:
As a member of the Rolling Stones for three decades, Bill Wyman established himself among the greatest bassists in rock & roll history; in tandem with drummer Charlie Watts, he belonged to one of the most stalwart rhythm sections in popular music, perfectly complementing the theatrics of Mick Jagger and the gritty guitar leads of Keith Richards.  …. read more @ allmusic.com

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Album of the day – Bill Wyman – Compendium Complete Solo Recordings:

 

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