August 21: Rolling Stones played at Knebworth 1976

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August 21: Rolling Stones played at Knebworth 1976

The Rolling Stones ended their European tour in 1976 at the third Knebworth festival August 21. It was filmed and has been heavily bootlegged. The picture quality is so and so, but the sound is terrific.

As the lights went up, Jagger stepped forward, “Thanks for waiting . . . ” and suddenly they were into “Satisfaction” – the anthem of mid-Sixties disaffection and anger. Jagger set off on a martial strut down the curving tongue, left arm outstretched, body bending and twisting from the waist, lights playing on a blue leather jacket, green pants and flashing off his rhinestone-studded vest and diamanté armlets; a long multicolored silken scarf around his neck, and on his head a silver tinsel contraption – a mockery of a crown – which he dispatched to the side of the stage almost immediately.
– Rolling Stone Magazine (great article)

It’s a show well worth having, It’s interesting to see how a show that were slated by the critics at the time, now is considered a very fine concert…time does wait for someone. I found some great videos and a youtube audio (the entire show) for you to sink into.


Hot Stuff:


Little Red Rooster:

Some famous people in the audience that day:

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Mini documentary about The Stones at Knebworth in 19776:

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Full show, audio:

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
If You Can’t Rock Me
Get Off My Cloud
Hand Of Fate
Around And Around
Little Red Rooster
Stray Cat Blues
Hey Negrita
Hot Stuff
Fool To Cry
Star Star
Let’s Spend the Night Together
You Gotta Move
You Can’t Always Get What You Want;
Dead Flowers
Route 66;
Wild Horses
Honky Tonk Women ~~ Country Honk Tease
Tumbling Dice
Nothing From Nothing
Outta Space
Midnight Rambler
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
Brown Sugar
Rip This Joint
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man