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April 23: The Rolling Stones released Sticky Fingers in 1971

The Rolling Stones - sticky-fingers

Sticky Fingers was never meant to be the title. It’s just what we called it while we were working on it. Usually though, the working titles stick.
~Keith Richards 1971

While many hold their next album, Exile On Main St., as their zenith, Sticky Fingers, balancing on the knife edge between the 60s and 70s, remains their most coherent statement.
~Chris Jones (bbc.co.uk)

April 23: The Rolling Stones released Sticky Fingers in 1971

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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)

Rolling stopnes marquee 1971

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

Youtube playlist:

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June 02 in music history

Happy birthday Charlie Watts (read more)

Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
~Charlie Watts


Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone, and usually I can hear Ronnie. But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick. The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that.
~Charlie Watts

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 Bruce Springsteen released Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1978 (read more)

Darkness on the Edge of Town (released June 2, 1978) is the fourth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in the late spring of 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel.Although the album did not produce high charting singles it nevertheless remained on the charts for 97 weeks. A steady seller in Springsteen’s catalogue, it has been certified triple-platinum by the RIAA

 darkness cover
 Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and rock and roll pioneer.
He was also known as “The Originator” because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock & roll, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and George Michael, among others.
He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple, five-accent rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of rock and pop.
 bo diddley

Spotify Playlist – June 02

Today: Charlie Watts is 73

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Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
~Charlie Watts

Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone, and usually I can hear Ronnie. But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick. The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that.
~Charlie Watts

People say I play real loud. I don’t, actually. I’m recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that’s part of the illusion really. I can’t play loud.
~Charlie Watts

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