Brian Jones: Like A Rollin' Stone Welcome to the Brian Jones Moderated Message board. This board was created by Gerry Seda and will continue on in her memory.If you'd like to visit the LARS chatroom, please go to the website: http://pub46.bravenet.com/chat/show.php/3902716264 . If you need to contact the board moderators email Brianjoneslars@aol.com . Enjoy your Brian board! Like a Rollin' Stone Web Site
Stones to hit the road -- Jim, 22:26:10 03/13/13 Wed(c-68-41-248-214.hsd1.mi.comcast.net/220.127.116.11)
It appears the stones are gonna hit the road again the announcement should be made official soon. Looks like 18 -20 gigs in the USA with west coast and east coast,with multiple shows in some cities.If Chicago makes the cut i could possibly do that,i'm sure prices will be similar to the gigs in December ,OUCH!Hopefully they will bring Mick T along and more than one tune.
Brian Jones: A Story of Our Times - 1971 BBC Program -- Delilah, 11:24:02 04/13/13 Sat(modemcable017.245-162-184.mc.videotron.ca/18.104.22.168)
Very nice radio program which aired on the BBC in 1971. Interesting to see how the points of view of the various characters have changed over time...
Notice how they say that Brian left the Stones, not that he was fired. That is a Keith invention (another one!) which came later.
Charlie Watts Interview -- Delilah, 11:19:01 04/13/13 Sat(modemcable017.245-162-184.mc.videotron.ca/22.214.171.124)
This was posted to Keno's board and I must say that I enjoyed reading this Charlie interview. He doesn't say much about Brian but what he does say isn't too negative. A welcome change from all the crap usually being spouted about Brian by his former band mates...
Memories of Gerry Seda, someone who Became a great friend -- Bernard James Mc Dermott (wistful), 11:50:17 04/03/13 Wed(138.sub-70-192-96.myvzw.com/126.96.36.199)
I think of Gerry every day and every time I use my computer. Brian was the first person I looked for when I got my first computer back in 1999 and Gerry welcomed me to cyberspace. I recently found her favorite photo of "Lewis" as she respectfully called him shortly before she passed away on the new My Space. This was an award winning creation of hers and one of the most popular sites on the internet, more than a million hits in one year..she sold Brian Clothes and came from my hometown of Brooklyn. We had many mutual friends who I talked to every day, not only here but on the phone.I dont know how many Brian Jones fan clubs Ive been a member of. Today the Stones announced a USA tour as Jim had mentioned. I hope everyone has a really great time that sees them, but the Rolling Stones will always be Brian's band and I hope they will do him justice, theyre the only ones who can..So Gerry and Brian, Rest in Peace, Sweet Prince and Princess. I love you. Jajouka, "BJ" Please look over me and everyone that loves you.
I got Keith's book "Life" For Christmas-Its Disgusting! -- Bernie (Fed up trying to be understanding), 10:05:50 03/13/13 Wed(172.sub-70-192-93.myvzw.com/188.8.131.52)
I have been reading "Life" for a while now..Keith talks about exorbitant excesses of drugs and isnt kind to Brian at all..He talks of Brian Staying in Chicago running around with a bow around his neck,while the Stones had to play without him,and how he "Fell For Being a Star"..Listen to the Pot calling The Kettle Black! Now I hear those rotten old bastards are touring again. I wanted to throw that book in the trash so badly, i just tossed it somewhere in disgust. I saw a play about Motown The other night and thought of a Picture I saw of Brian with Diana Ross,around 1968,where he looked like a perfect gentleman..Its terrible to think how people adore this ugly old dope addict,and his athlete partner..On Motown, It was one of the Rolling Stones' Biggest influences,and It was Brian who gave them a Motown like sound first..I recently heard Brian playing with Jimi Hendrix, he was playing really well..Id love to hear Brians Solo Recordings if they havent been destroyed..according to Roxanne, theyre really good and Brian had a great voice..one more reason why I still id with Brian is that I know what its like when certain players take over your band, it ends and they go on playing things you made up Im no big Star or no saint, but I hate irritating big egos,which is all Keith shows in this terrible book..he says "its one thing To Play a Muddy waters song but its another thing to play it with him"..as if Muddy Waters needed him..Well thank God nobody connects me with the Stones anymore..Ive changed too much for that, and also for the better..Hope everyone who comes here again is well, in good spirits and comfortable. God Bless and Happy Spring. Love and peace, B-
Flowers For Brian's birthday -- Bernard, 11:33:41 01/11/13 Fri(220.sub-70-192-68.myvzw.com/184.108.40.206)
I was just wondering if Roxanne intends to visit Brian's grave on his birthday..she was good enough to put flowers there for me Last July 3..If I could make it to England and do it myself I would,but thats not possible..He's the only person I would do this for..hope everyone here is in good spirits, Jajouka, Bernard
Re: Brian's Family -- skeeter (disapointed), 06:23:07 12/09/12 Sun(pool-71-102-60-101.plspca.fios.verizon.net/220.127.116.11)
this is all bull...the picture of daughter barbara is indeed a face shot of julia child...
Stones Press Conference - Denmark 1965 -- Delilah, 16:58:58 02/09/13 Sat(modemcable047.245-162-184.mc.videotron.ca/18.104.22.168)
OK maybe I'm late to the party but I'd never seen this before. Among other things, listen to Brian explain how he got into music!
Crossfire Hurricane documentary -- Lazlo, 16:43:28 11/12/12 Mon(adsl-99-153-143-109.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/22.214.171.124)
From today's issue of USA Today:
Rolling Stones look back and ahead on 50th anniversary
Edna Gundersen, USA TODAYShare
The band is marking the occasion with dates in London and Newark, plus a book, greatest-hits album and an HBO documentary
The Stones mark their 50th with four concerts, a hits album, book and possible 2013 tour
Documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' covers drug busts, Altamont and rise from rebels to rock institution
"Once this juggernaut gets rolling, it's hard to stop," says Keith Richards
8:12AM EST November 12. 2012 - Time is still on their side. After a half-century, the Rolling Stones remain a powerful, transfixing and lionized force in pop culture. You can't say the same for tape cassettes, the Telstar satellite or The Jetsons, which also made an entrance in 1962.
Fifty years ago this month, the newly formed British band was touring the U.K., ranked third on a bill behind the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley. Before long, they were cranking out hits to challenge The Beatles' grip on global charts.
Rocking and rolling ever since, the band is marking its golden anniversary with sold-out concerts, a book, a documentary, its umpteenth compilation album and possibly a 2013 tour.
Nobody is more surprised by the Stones' shelf life than singer Mick Jagger, who in his 30s proclaimed he'd rather be dead than sing (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction after turning 40. He's now 69 and rehearsing tunes that span the band's entire catalog.
"It would have been very foolish to think it was going to last a long time," Jagger says by phone from a rehearsal venue in Paris. "The world around us was pretty crazy. You're battered by the winds of the wild times we lived through.
"Of course, I don't know the answer to our longevity," he says. "One of the important things is that we always had such amazing appreciative fans. If they didn't exist to keep this afloat, the Rolling Stones wouldn't exist."
Guitarist Keith Richards chimes in, "I don't think anybody in their right mind thought we could carry on. When our first record hit the charts modestly in England, we thought, we've got two years. That was the life span. After that, we got carried away along with everyone else."
He credits much of the band's durability to undiminished drive.
"The boys are very tough and they really love what they do," says Richards, 68. "We're having a ball and hopefully we'll translate that on stage."
Fans snapped up every ticket to a short run of arena shows, dubbed The Stones — 50 and Counting, despite some seats selling upward of $800. The band will perform Nov. 25 and 29 in London's O2 Arena and Dec. 13 and 15 in Newark's Prudential Center. The final concert will air live at 9 p.m. ET as a pay-per-view special, One More Shot, distributed by WWE to cable and satellite outlets.
The 50th salute also brings Tuesday's release of GRRR! Greatest Hits, a classics collection with new songs Doom and Gloom and One More Shot, and newly published coffee-table book The Rolling Stones 50 (Hyperion, $60), curated and narrated by the band and packed with 1,100 illustrations that include rare photos, posters and memorabilia.
Crossfire Hurricane, a Stones documentary directed by Brett Morgen, makes its U.S. debut Tuesday at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York before premiering Thursday on HBO. The 111-minute retrospective chronicles a raucous transition from rebel outsiders to commercial titans.
Documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' "is an exciting ride, but I can't say I was surprised by any of it,' says Mick Jagger.
"It wasn't a goal in life to become an institution," Jagger says. "If you stick around long enough, you tend to become one. It wasn't our master plan."
The rockumentary introduces the band in shambolic club dates packed with screaming girls and closes with aerial footage of 1981's record-setting American Tour.
It halts at midcareer "because we ran out of time," says Jagger, Crossfire's producer. "Brett's excuse was that it was an interesting place to end, but we really needed another nine months to do Part 2. It's a good place to drop out, and we could always do Part 2 later.
"I should have started two years before because it's quite time-consuming. I thought about it two years before but didn't do much. It was rushed, and yet we got a very decent film out of it. This is the best (Stones doc) I've seen for a long while. This and (Martin Scorsese's) Shine a Light are two of my favorites."
The voices of the players (Jagger, Richards, drummer Charlie Watts, guitarist Ronnie Wood and two former members, bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor) are heard over archival footage drawn from TV clips and such films as Gimme Shelter and Charlie Is My Darling. Scrappy live versions of Street Fighting Man, Jumping Jack Flash and Paint It Black are spliced with key scenes from the Stones age.
"My intention was to not have too many talking heads, in fact, none," says Jagger, who is co-producing a James Brown biopic. He felt more engaged as Crossfire's architect than its subject. The film "is an exciting ride, but I can't say I was surprised by any of it. I'm quite familiar with the story. For me, it's about how the narrative unfolds, what you give prominence to, avoiding certain side roads."
In the film, the young Jagger appears witty and astute amid the chaos and self-possessed through the hysteria at early shows, drug busts, Brian Jones' death, even 1969's horrific free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco, where 18-year-old Meredith Hunter was killed by one of the Hells Angels serving as security. Was he as cool as he seemed?
"It's hard to say," Jagger says. "You can say the whole thing is a façade, a fantasy. No matter how crazy it was, you manage to keep going. There was no training for that. There was no school for rock."
Richards' reaction to footage of himself as a teen rock anti-hero: "It's amazing to see it walk and talk."
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger revisited London's Marquee Club in 1977. It was here 50 years ago that the Stones played their first gig(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
He's impressed by Crossfire's laser focus on the band's core and its exclusion of "girlfriends and blah-blah-blah peripheral stuff. It's fascinating, even for me, and I was there. It's very Marx Brothers in a way. Those crazy shows in the early '60s where riots broke out in the first minutes — the main problem for us was how to get in and how to get out. With the Stones, you never knew what was coming around the corner."
Often, it was the authorities. He faced a long jail term when charged with heroin trafficking in 1977 in Toronto, but got a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to possession.
"For some weird reason, we never had any fear that we wouldn't get out of it one way or another," Richards says. "I've got to put that down to the fans. It was hardly worthwhile putting me away, was it? Half the stuff I was accused of was bull. The judges saw through the prosecution. I thought, well, God's on my side and we'll win out."
He was less placid about Altamont, "the one show I'd rather not have been at. It was all done a bit on the wing. We had the Grateful Dead set it up, and they did free shows all over the place using the Angels as security, no problem. We just waltzed in expecting another Woodstock, and apart from that terrible incident, it was.
"Obviously, it was the dark side of what can happen at those things," he says. "I was amazed that Meredith was the only casualty. It's a shame the guy died, but he wasn't an innocent bystander. (Hunter rushed the stage and later pulled a gun before being stabbed.) People said the cat was asking for trouble. You don't screw with the Angels, and they were already antsy."
Crossfire doesn't whitewash controversy, misbehavior or, as Jagger describes the 1972 U.S. tour, the band's "ill-disciplined hedonistic binge." At one point, Jagger is glimpsed snorting cocaine from a knife blade.
He resisted censoring such scenes "because it's all so long ago, and there aren't any great secrets," says Jagger, known for ferociously guarding his private life. "You can't let it all hang out there. I can't, anyway. You have to fend things off to some extent. When an inevitable invasion takes you by surprise, it is upsetting, and you learn from that mistake. I have to cope with it better and protect myself better."
On July 12, 1962, the "Rollin' Stones" played their first gig at the Marquee Club in London. Since then, they've performed before more people than any band in history, graduating from club brawls and bad-boy headlines to full stadiums, high-tech productions and box-office bonanzas.
"It's stupid to make out that you're rebellious your whole life," Jagger says. "People in the French Revolution wanted it to go forever, but other people got fed up with it. You move on to the post-revolution, which is what we did. It doesn't mean you get comfortable and end up fat in front of the fire with a big cigar. I still like to get out there and bust it up.
"I am the same person," he says. "I'm doing all the same songs, hopefully with the same aplomb and enthusiasm. You can't be a lead singer without having a certain forceful ego. You have to have a ton of ego or you'll have a nervous breakdown. It's not for shy people."
Rehearsals have unearthed rare nuggets "and an awful lot of different songs," Jagger says, declining specifics. "The last song we rehearsed is one I did when I was 16."
So what can fans in Newark and London expect?
"The band fantastically, completely and utterly different from what it's ever been," Jagger jokes. "It's the Rolling Stones onstage. We do things we just wrote and things we did in 1963."
A recent pair of small Paris club shows "felt like being back home," Richards says. "We've been away too long. We know we're ready. Now it's just a matter of polishing the chrome. We want to oil the new ones, and we're really digging deep through the reportoire and may be playing stuff that nobody's heard for a long time. Everyone's in top form, and I'm really looking forward to laying it out again. It's been a long layoff."
Getting the Stones rolling again entailed repairing his bond with Jagger, in particular apologizing for barbs in his 2010 memoir, Life. Richards says that reports of strain are "terribly overblown" and that the pair's shared sense of humor incorporates trading insults.
He adds, "It's no big deal. I can understand how it's taken out of context by people who don't know us, but as far and Mick and I are concerned, we're rocking."
And that has intensified buzz about a 2013 tour. The 2007-09 Bigger Bang global trek, which grossed $558 million, was history's biggest outing until U2's 360 marathon from 2009 to 2011 pulled in $736 million. Few question the Stones' ability to eclipse that peak, should they take the plunge.
The band hasn't lost its muscle or pull, says Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone contributing editor, noting, "Onstage the Rolling Stones long ago earned their reputation as 'the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world.' But whatever the size of the venue, the Stones still play like a band in a club on a Saturday night, ripping, scratching and tearing at their bottomless catalog of hits as if they still had everything to prove. That's why fans turn out to see them in such huge numbers. They're legends who in performance burn as hot as ever."
A 2013 tour has yet to be confirmed.
"One thing at a time, baby," Richards cautions. "It's taken me a year or two to get it this far. I do know that once this juggernaut gets rolling, it's hard to stop. Without being able to promise anything, I have a feeling there's definitely going to be something going next year."
A farewell tour? Jagger is similarly fuzzy about the band's exit.
"All good things will come to an end, children, but I can't foresee when that will be," he says.
Meantime, "the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world" isn't ready to relinquish its title.
"I haven't seen anyone else dare to take it from us," Richards says. "Remember, we've never said that. Other people have called us that. The greatest rock 'n' roll is probably played by a different band in a different part of the world every night. I'm very happy people think that of us. It's something to live up to."
Not Brian, but His stand in -- FGWM, 17:37:35 12/27/12 Thu(NoHost/126.96.36.199)
Wow did any of you catch the news of Ronnie Woods Marriage?12/21/12, He was married to Suzie 34yrs old ,31 yrs. his junior and No #3. Mrs. woods. None of the Stones were in attendance, but among the celebrities were Sir Paul McCartney, and Rod Stewart. Even on tour not a Stone was in attendance. I think that maybe the Stones may have respected Ronnie's 2nd wife too much to attend. I don't know
I wonder if Ron set the date for 12/21/12 because of the off chance that the world might have ended and she might not
get all his money?
Merry Christmas! -- Linda, 05:56:25 12/25/12 Tue(184-156-197-169.dyn.centurytel.net/188.8.131.52)
We've all made it through "Doomsday", and nobody was happier than I was when December 21st passed without incident. Here's one more Christmas to wish Brian fans everywhere a blessed new year. God bless you all!
What a Year and 50th Anniversary Its Been! -- Bernie (Very happy), 13:11:37 12/21/12 Fri(124.sub-70-192-93.myvzw.com/184.108.40.206)
While 2012 might have gotten off to a rather bumpy start for me, I have made a lot of progress this year..This board has been very helpful to me, all your kindnesses and patience has been one of the highlights. I would like especially to thank Delilah for her work in keeping this going; Gerry Would be proud..and also for posting all these interesting links and videos,and Linda for her cheerful presence,we havent heard from Roxanne since last summer, but I hope she and her husband are secure and happy..And also Lazlo and Jim for caring enough to share information..Id like to thank The Rolling Stones for fooling us and then delivering the goods..I hope all your wishes for the new year come true..my only wishes are to play with others again and to let my hair get long again, My Sister plans to take me to Scotland and Liverpool this summer to celebrate my 60th Birthday; hopefully there wont be any disasters like happened here in New York this year. So God Bless you all, peace and Love, and Rock and Roll Music. Jajouka, "Crazy Bernard"
Stones Show in Newark, New Jersey -- Bernie, 10:18:31 12/16/12 Sun(cpe-68-174-181-230.nyc.res.rr.com/220.127.116.11)
A friend of mine went to see the boys in Newark last night, he paid $900 for his ticket, He said it was wonderful, The sound was great, They projected wonderful Films of themselves in all Eras from the Beginning, Brian was prominently shown. They did all sorts of songs, like "Come On", "Dead Flowers", and most of their trademark hits..At the end, everybody left the stage except for Mick, Keith, Ron,and Charlie and (I Guess)Daryl Jones and Mick Taylor came out and played "Midnight Rambler" With them, They played it for 9 minutes. So All in all, I really think a lot of fears about them being ungrateful or disrespecting Brian are unfounded. And they are being very kind to MT as well.My friend said the crowd went nuts over them. This is all I know, so I hope you are enjoying the season and I look forward to hearing from you. Peace and Love,b-
MickT and Bill -- Jim, 02:24:19 11/22/12 Thu(c-98-250-235-77.hsd1.mi.comcast.net/18.104.22.168)
The stones announced Mick T and Bill W will play at there gigs Nov25 and Nov29 in London. This should be interesting i wonder how many tunes they will play on? I say the more the better ,we shall see.
Here's the other new Stones song -- Delilah, 16:37:14 11/08/12 Thu(bas2-montreal47-3096568190.dsl.bell.ca/22.214.171.124) Doom and Gloom was much better IMO. As for the video, well, I hope nobody died of exhaustion coming up with this...
Synchronicity for a "Cosmic Christmas" -- Bernie (amazed), 00:33:18 11/15/12 Thu(42.sub-70-192-65.myvzw.com/126.96.36.199)
I had just posted a message to Linda about Roxanne, Beatlefest,and Brian,when I decided to go to Yahoo to check my mail. I found a e-mail from the Rolling Stones that said they actually are going to play the Barclays center in my hometown Brooklyn, on December 8, The Day John Lennon died. Shortly after I saw them for the first time in 1972,I had a dream they were actually playing Downtown Brooklyn in the Exact same spot where this new venue is. This is the strangest coincidence or "Synchronicity"as some might call it or perhaps To use a more colorful term, "Cosmic"So it will be a "Cosmic Christmas" for me. i cant afford tickets, but id love to get dressed up and hang out there or just pass by when it happens,im sure there will be a lot of action there.I have chills all over!! Jajouka, Bernie
Unreleased Song -- Delilah, 08:16:53 11/09/12 Fri(NoHost/188.8.131.52)
My buddy posted this to Keno's board yesterday. I thought I'd heard pretty much all the Stones outtakes, but this is a new one to me. It sounds like it could be from the Chess sessions, or maybe the BBC. So why isn't it on either of these bootlegs? God only knows!
I think it's a fabulous cover! Is Brian playing the harmonica or is it Mick? What do you think?
WHAT'S UP WITH THE STONES? -- MONICA (Disturbed), 10:36:34 10/07/12 Sun(nc-71-50-135-154.dhcp.embarqhsd.net/184.108.40.206)
HELLO! IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? Well,even if I'm talking to myself there is something I must say. I've been thinking of a way to honor Brian .To keep him alive in our memory.I saw a concert given by Pink Floyd where they threw up pictures of Sid Barret .I've seen alot of Stones concerts and I have never seen this done for Brian.I'm not saying they never have but I have never seen such a display.I am very disturbed by this.ANYBODY WITH ME ON THIS!
Brian Jones and George Harrison -- Lindsey, 07:51:38 10/03/12 Wed(dsl-sp-81-140-38-131.in-addr.broadbandscope.com/220.127.116.11)
I just happened upon your message board for the first time today. I've just spent (um, far too long) reading through all the messages and looking at the fab pictures (photos and drawings) It's really nice to find a board dedicated to Brian. He often seems to end up as the overlooked Stone, or else all anyone has to say about him is about how he died and the conspiracy theories surrounding that. (I think if you do a google search just about the first 3 pages are only results about how poor old Brian died).
Anyway, the real reason for my post is... a short while ago I was searching for pictures of Brian Jones with George Harrison (of the Beatles, of course) for a project but I could only find a measly two or three. I was wondering if anyone on here had any? I know they were friends and I've heard stories about Brian going round to George's house and things but I can't find hardly any pics!
BEAUTIFUL BRIAN JONES -- MONICA, 05:16:51 10/07/12 Sun(nc-71-50-135-154.dhcp.embarqhsd.net/18.104.22.168)
Has everyone read the poem that the great poet,Jim Morrison,wrote for Brian? It is beautiful. He was another person with great taste.
Stones announce Gigs -- Jim, 22:42:41 10/15/12 Mon(c-68-41-248-49.hsd1.mi.comcast.net/22.214.171.124)
They announced today they are playing 4 gigs this year. London 02 arena Nov 25 and Nov 29 .In the usa Newark,New Jersey Dec 13 and Dec 15.The gig on dec 15 is PPV.Any one plan on attending? I'm gonna decline i'll settle for PPV on DEC 15,tickets for us gigs are 750,450 ,350 ,250 and 95 bucks.They also hinted at potential gigs in 2013,i may try to see them then if they happen.
THANKS LINDA -- MONICA (enlightened), 13:45:56 10/08/12 Mon(nc-71-50-135-154.dhcp.embarqhsd.net/126.96.36.199)
I am glad to know that there is someone out there. I did not know the info. you just told me .I've been busy raising and home schooling my children for the last 15 years. I am even new at this kind of forum. I have been walking around thinking I was the only one on earth who thought of Brian.With the Stones acting like their founder never existed how could any one remember him.Sorry Mick but without Brian you would be some unknown Gym teacher.There are many in my life good and bad that has formed my personallity. I give each credit. I was also shocked that they (the stones) also had the nerve to go on this sight and ask for support from BRIANS fans. I feel they are somewhat to blame for Brians death by not trying harder to support and be there for him.I see it this way because a am always driven to tourchered souls to support .try to heal and give the love needed.
BEAUTIFUL BRIAN JONES -- MONICA (HAPPY/SAD), 20:17:37 10/06/12 Sat(nc-71-50-135-154.dhcp.embarqhsd.net/188.8.131.52)
I am both happy and sad. I am so happy that people still think about Brian. I became a huge fan of his in the 80's when I read a book about the Rolling Stones.I was deeply struck by the life of this man who deserved so much more out of life.I wish he had a happier life. When I see pictures of him or think of him I get very sad knowing we nolonger have him around I feel the same about John Lennon.Well thank you for not forgetting Beautiful Brian and allowing me to speak my piece.
Hope you are finally happy in GODS arms Brian!
James Phelge's New Website -- Delilah, 04:58:02 01/09/12 Mon(bas1-montreal47-1177936350.dsl.bell.ca/184.108.40.206)
Years ago, James Phelge (who goes down is Stones history as the notorious 4th tenant of a dump at 208 Edith Grove which Brian, Keith and Mick lived in before they became famous) had a website called Phelgeworld. The site disappeared for a few years and is now just back up. It is still under construction, but have a look anyway.
The Rolling Stones documentary movie "Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965" is now getting a major release on ABKCO, with a world premiere at the New York Film Festival, a TV premiere, plus releases on DVD, Blu-ray and as a super deluxe box set.
First, the movie will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 2012, at 7 p.m Eastern Time. An encore screening will take place on October 3, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Both screenings will be at the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12 p.m. Eastern Time on September 9, 2012.
It has not been confirmed if the Rolling Stones will attend the premiere.
The movie's TV premiere will be on a network, date and time to be announced, but it should be in the autumn of 2012.
On November 6, 2012, ABKCO will release the movie in these three formats:
Super deluxe box set that will include a DVD, Blu-ray, 2 CDs and a vinyl LP. The track listing for the CDs and LP are to be announced.
Here is how ABKCO describes the movie in a press release:
“"Shot on a quick tour of Ireland just weeks after the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hit # 1 on the charts and became the international anthem for a generation, The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling - Ireland 1965 is an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Stones. It features the first professionally filmed concert performances of the band and documents the early frenzy of their fans and the riots the band’s appearances inspired.
"Charlie is my Darling is a rediscovered letter from a lost world. It has long been a holy grail of rock fans, surfacing in bits and pieces and tantalizing but frustratingly un-synched fragments. The band is shown traveling through the Irish countryside by train; dashing from cabs to cramped, basement dressing rooms through screaming hordes of fans. Motel rooms host impromptu songwriting sessions and familiar classics are heard in their infancy as riff and lyric are united.
"This new 2012 version of the film with added never-before-seen footage was directed and restored by director Mick Gochanour and producer Robin Klein, the GRAMMY® Award winning team that brought the classic The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus to the screen. Charlie is my Darling’s dramatic and stunning concert footage – including electrifying performances of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “The Last Time” and “Time Is On My Side” – shows the band developing its musical style by blending blues, R&B and rock-n-roll riffs, and captures the spark about to combust into The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. Candid, off-the-cuff interviews are juxtaposed with revealing, comical scenes of the band goofing on one another as well as unsuspecting outsiders, and offers an unmatched look inside the day-to-day life of the Stones.
"Originally directed by pioneering filmmaker Peter Whitehead and produced by Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, Charlie is my Darling is the lost preamble to a life captured on screen. Like no other band, the Rolling Stones repeatedly put themselves under the microscope, allowing the greatest filmmakers of our era – including Jean-Luc Godard, the Maysles, Robert Frank, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Hal Ashby and Martin Scorsese – inside their world. Charlie is my Darling is the invaluable frame: the unseen story of the band becoming the legend."
The autumn of 2012 is a busy season for Rolling Stones documentaries, since the official Rolling Stones 50th anniversary documentary (directed by Brett Morgen) will be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment. The movie's title and release date are to be announced. The 50th anniversary documentary will be in cinemas for a limited time, and then released on DVD and Blu-ray, followed by a U.S.premiere on HBO. The dates for the DVD/Blu-ray release and TV premiere are also to be announced.
Despite the fact that the press release says that the tracks for the CDs and vinyl have to be announced, Keno had this listing. I'm not sure where he got it, but here it is:
1. Play With Fire -- 2:22
2. Heart Of Stone [Stereo Version] -- 2:46
3. Who Do You Like in the Group? -- 0:38
4. The Last Time (Live) --3:20
5. Time Is On My Side (Live) -- 2:55
6. I'm Alright (Live) -- 2:37
7. The Next House We'll Turn The Screaming Down -- 0:30
8. Theme For A Rolling Stone -- 3:11
9. Nice Tea --0:56
10. Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner -- 2:11
11. Play With Fire [Mono Version] -- 2:17
12. Tell Me -- 2:18
13. Heart Of Stone -- 3:04
14. Are You Going To The Show? -- 0:22
15. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Live) -- 0:40
16. Pain In My Heart (Live) -- 2:04
17. Blue Turns To Grey -- 2:56
18. Subconsciously Supernatural -- 0:09
19. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction -- 2:26
20. The Moon In June -- 0:35
21. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Live) -- 3:37
22. Goin' Home -- 11:16
1. Show Intro -- 0:20
2. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love -- 0:36
3. Pain In My Heart -- 2:04
4. Down The Road Apiece --1:43
5. Time Is On My Side -- 2:51
6. I'm Alright -- 2:15
7. Off The Hook -- 2:27
8. Charlie's Intro To Little Red Rooster -- 0:33
9. Little Red Rooster -- 2:36
10. Route 66 -- 2:44
11. I'm Moving On -- 2:29
12. The Last Time [Bonus CD and vinyl] -- 3:10
13. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Finale) -- 4:04
1. Show Intro -- 0:20
2. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love -- 0:36
3. Pain In My Heart -- 2:04
4. Down The Road Apiece --1:43
5. Time Is On My Side -- 2:51
6. I'm Alright -- 2:15
7. Off The Hook -- 2:27
8. Charlie's Intro To Little Red Rooster -- 0:33
9. Little Red Rooster -- 2:36
10. Route 66 -- 2:44
11. I'm Moving On -- 2:29
12. The Last Time [Bonus CD and vinyl] -- 3:10
13. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Finale) -- 4:04
" A Stones Through, Down the Rabit Hole" -- F.G.W.M., 03:56:14 09/08/12 Sat(NoHost/220.127.116.11)
I beleive that this sight is likely become much more animated, than it hs been recently. As with any activity, in the band , it seems to have the "Rabit Hole Affect" on forward thinking people, whom are Brian fans,and future Brian fans, in the making. Many younger people who have become disilunged,with the "Music Scennes" Lathargic, Lackluster, state of beeing will be tempted by recent activity in touring schedules, to seek out knowlege of the bands history, and "Who is that Dude" on the covers of the Rolling Stones clasic records is and where is he now?
That search will eventually lead then here, for answers into why the records just don't seem the have the magic touch without Brian, and answers as to why he died?
A Funny Brian Story -- Bernie, 08:24:00 08/20/12 Mon(217.sub-70-192-73.myvzw.com/18.104.22.168)
I once read a story where Brian did something Hysterically funny..One time when the Stones Were in New York, The number one record was "Have I the Right" By the Honeycombs (A funny record in itself) and It was keeping the Stones out of the #1 spot so Brian called up the Radio Station and convinced the DJ To speed Have I the Right up to 78 rpm..Brian was in stitches over this, and the next Week The Stones were #1.I never hear that song on the radio anymore but I laughed every time I heard it and Thought of That.I just figured youd get a laugh. Maybe If this poor thing wasnt so hidden, many more people would contribute, it once was the most popular site on the internet, More than a million hits in a year. I hope to see more of Brian in the near future as that Documentary is supposed to come out in September. Love and peace, your good Friend, Bernie
Here's to Brian -- George (Where is everyone?), 17:45:32 07/19/12 Thu(pool-173-53-25-76.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net/22.214.171.124)
I check every day for a new post. SEEMS LATELY, things have been quiet around this forum... I just wonder if I am the only guy left who still thinks about Brian. It's through us that his spirit lives on. Once we die Brian dies as well. Just ask his own former band members!! Hah. So I thought I would raise a toast to our Brian (lifting a glass).
To Brian: The founder of the Rolling Stones. If it was not for your vision and belief, the Rolling Stones would've never been born. It was your vision that steered the way back when you all gathered to practice, practice, practice with no gigs to be found. That's all the the original Stones ever did... according to Keith and Stu. Mick was there but he never talks about the Stones pre-1969. Just happens to be the same year Brian was forced out of the band. Coincidence? "Doh!!", said Mick. But even back then, when there was no gigs to be found, Brian KNEW they would become famous and bigger then just about any band had ever come before. All fans of the Stones owe this much gratitude to Brian for believing when nobody else did, including Mick and Keith. They, should be first in line.
Anyway, thanks for being a true leader for all bands, musicians, artist's, women (no particular order here ladies!!), and an entire generation. Your kind will never be seen again!!
I hope this message finds you in happiness. It's because of you that I write this now. I may never get a chance to visit your grave, but, I would definitely mention this Forum to you (if I ever had a chance to see your home town).
Hopefully, somebody will respond to this message. Brian deserves much, much more.
Not ready? -- Lazlo, 08:33:22 07/29/12 Sun(adsl-108-69-137-99.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/126.96.36.199)
Taken off the net, I know it is old news by now, but c'mon, really? They should be able to phone it in after being at it for ohh-uhhh fifty years or so?
Rolling Stones Were Not Ready For Olympics Performance
July 12, 2012 | 8:51pm EST
The Rolling Stones turned down the opportunity to perform at the London Olympics this summer because they were not “stage ready”.
The rockers gathered at London’s Marquee Club on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of their first gig, and Mick Jagger revealed he and his bandmates had been asked to perform at the opening ceremony of the Olympics later this month, but they turned organisers down – because they hadn’t had enough time to rehearse.
He tells ITN, “I didn’t think, to be honest, we were quite stage ready. We haven’t played in a long time… and it’s a very big gig and it’s very risk-taking. I didn’t think the band themselves felt they were really ready to do it at this point.”
But Jagger hopes to perform with his bandmates once again this year and the group is discussing the logistics of possible concerts.
He adds, “We hope we’re going to do some gigs this year. We haven’t actually finalised them, but we hope we’re going to do some gigs. We’ve done rehearsing, hanging out together and all that discussing so, you know, we’ve been seeing each other quite a lot.”
Photo of The Stones 50th anniversary -- Bernie, 16:10:21 07/19/12 Thu(187.sub-166-248-0.myvzw.com/188.8.131.52)
Today I looked at Keiths My Space Page and found a link to A photo Taken on July 12 outside the Marquee To commemorate their first gig there in 1962. Perhaps If you go to my page and click on Keith, youll find it and be able to leave messages. its www.myspace.com/spankareel I left a message about Brian there. Hope you all are well and in good spirits. Jajouka! Love, Bernie
my personal Brian Tribute, among many -- Bernard (respectful), 02:46:18 07/09/12 Mon(200.sub-166-248-1.myvzw.com/184.108.40.206)
With all to do with Brian lately, I went to facebook and found 2 photos I took With my Computer With Me In A Blond Wig I bought for Halloween, To look Like Brian. I just reposted them, as well as updating my my space page to include some of my best rock and roll recordings. I have decided to stop dyeing my hair black and let it grow in its natural white and gray, within about a year and a half,I should naturally look like Brian at 59 or 60, depending on how long it takes. Every day I pick up a guitar, Think of Brian and start writing new songs..I am much better now, all because of the Love that comes my way, Including here. Im not really concerned with commercial music, or management and Record contracts, they just get in the way of your freedom, and only work out to their advantage, not yours, ive been heavily into Brian for 39 years now, Know every single one of his recordings,and agree with Brians view of Christianity..So I welcome old age and most likely will be a free spirit like Brian when I eventually die, which I also wish for all of you and Gerry as well. Love and Peace, Joujouka, Bernard
It will be 43 years ago tomorrow that Brian left us. 43 years!!! That is more than a lifetime for some people here, yet we are still celebrating Brian's life and work. If only the Stones would do the same!
Don't forget to play your favourite Brian songs today, tomorrow and all week! And here's a bootleg for download. This is one of the very few soundboard concerts with Brian that we still have today. It's ironic to think that the Stones played more concerts with Brian than they have in all the years since he's been gone, yet we only have a couple of soundboards remaining from those days. This one may be the best of the crop.
First US concert! -- Linda, 05:11:34 07/02/12 Mon(75-121-18-155.dyn.centurytel.net/220.127.116.11)
Here again is the first image of Brian Jones in the flesh seen by Americans in 1964. No wonder there were riots at Stones concerts back then! I understand the "riots" all stopped after his death.
BRIAN FLOWERS THIS WEEKEND.. -- ROXANNE, 05:15:34 06/26/12 Tue(host86-186-0-48.range86-186.btcentralplus.com/18.104.22.168)
IF ANYONE WANTS TO PUT FLOWERS ON BRIANS GRAVE, SEND ME SOME MONEY AND I'LL GET SOME FOR YOU! WITH YOUR NAME ON IT, AND A PHOTO.. CAN BE EVEN A FEW DOLLARS... MY PAYPAL IS email@example.com
Reflections -- Linda (pensive), 05:41:18 06/24/12 Sun(75-120-158-81.dyn.centurytel.net/22.214.171.124)
On this day 43 years ago Brian Jones had just about 9 days to live, but was unaware of it. It seems odd that everyone has stopped discussing him here on the board for the past week...at just about the same time he'd had a visit from Mick, Keith and Charley 43 years ago, informing him they'd "had enough of him". I also found out that few if any people visited his grave on what would have been his 70th birthday. This is a very sad thing, since it's been a place of pilgrimage since his death, and few years passed without someone coming to pay their respects to the fallen rock star. With all the hooplah about the 50th anniversary tour of his beloved band, it's especially eerie that his die-hard fans have become more silent than ever.
Have the Glimmers finally achieved their goal of fully erasing their mentor from history? He's never even mentioned anymore when the band is discussed, and all old pictures of the Stones shown anywhere have him cropped out of the image...just 4 Stones are in them.
Even his fan club, so active just a few years ago, seems to have disbanded now that the police refused to reopen that poorly investigated case. It's president has moved back to his childhood home to care for a pair of ailing parents. I've heard nothing of any of the usual reunions at the cemetery this year, but maybe I'm wrong about that. I understand Pat Andrews hasn't been well of late, and many of that event's organizers have passed on in the last year or two.
This all seems to coordinate with the expiration of Gerry Seda's web page, which I understand was one of the most popular Brian Jones sites in cyberspace. I'm hoping something will happen that sparks some renewed interest in Brian for the general public, but until then, I'm glad at least the few of us left here still remember the most underated musician in rock history. Just saying.
Brian playing Guitar -- George (New Topic!!), 17:01:48 05/29/12 Tue(pool-173-53-25-76.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net/126.96.36.199)
Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day Weekend. Thought it was time for a new topic... regarding our Brian. I thought I would bring up which Brian Guitar song do you all like the best and how so?
Think of it as a poll but I would like to see feedback as to why that song (Guitar) makes Brian so popular. I will start off by saying "Dust My Broom" kicks ass and it's too bad Brian playing Slide Guitar on that one is not on tape (as far as I know). So my choice is "Little Red Rooster". Brian's Guitar makes the whole song. Dominates. It's as if the other Stones KNOW this as well. Including Mick, although Mick is quite good in this song. No doubt Brian "shines" on Guitar and naturally the song went to number 1 in Great Britain (late 1964). Brian's dream of bringing the Blues to the masses came true.
Other songs I gave consideration to were "Off Of My Cloud", "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "Jigsaw Puzzle".
Many great songs to choose from!! Brian always did make the Guitar playing look so easy. A brilliant player and largely forgotten. As Charlie says to Keith (True Adventures of the Rolling Stones by Stanley Booth) while listening to "I Wanna Be Your Man" 'Brian could do that in his sleep'!!
Im in an Endless Party! -- "italian brian jones" (Sunburned), 09:48:46 06/11/12 Mon(232.sub-166-248-14.myvzw.com/188.8.131.52)
like Brian, all the other Rolling Stones, and all their fans, Im in an Endless Party! All because I always have been, up and down, for worse and definitely for the better! hope all of you are well and feeling real good! If you get some time go to www.myspace.com/spankareel and like me on acid when I was 17 you can do spanka reel as well! all my loving,"Bernie Mac".
Hello -- Mark Higgins, 21:31:53 06/04/12 Mon(CPE00123f3e4659-CM001cea35fe48.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com/184.108.40.206)
I used to be a member of this board back in the late 90s but then the crappy computer I had at the time died on me. RIP. By the time I got a new one, which took a while, I'd lost track of you. But it's good to finally be back!
Email for board -- pam, 18:20:42 06/02/12 Sat(71-85-126-115.dhcp.spbg.sc.charter.com/220.127.116.11)
Just wanted all to know that the email for the board has
been changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We had problems with the old email so I have set up a new one. If you want to contact the administrators of board please use that email now. It is posted in the information
under the picture of Brian on this page.
MIck Taylor article in NY Daily News -- Lazlo, 12:55:22 05/04/12 Fri(adsl-76-248-145-39.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/18.104.22.168)
Saw this in the paper yesterday, thought I'd share it here.
Mick Taylor: The best musician ever to play with the Rolling Stones returns
Mick Taylor knows that serious Stones fans consider him to be the best lead guitarist the band ever had. Certainly, he’s the most fluid, melodic and expansive. But when asked about it, he pooh-poohs the notion.
“Well, they only had three [leads] — Brian Jones, Ron Wood and me,” he says. “And I think Ron is very underrated. Maybe they didn’t write the kinds of songs that leave space for a guitar solo after [Wood] joined. At the time, they used to write some songs that needed a solo just because I was there and I can play.”
That’s an understatement.
For proof, listen to Taylor’s driving and fleet runs in songs like “Sway” and “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’,” or his contributions throughout the 1970 live disc “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.” His fierce and spiraling solo in “Sympathy for the Devil” could still send aspiring guitar heroes reeling in awe. For all the skills he showed with the Faces, Wood’s work with the Stones mainly finds him playing second rhythm with Keith Richards, mirroring him rather than goading him.
Many fans also consider Taylor’s era with the band — 1969 to 1974 — to be their creative peak. While Taylor hasn’t had a decent media profile since, he has continued to hone his six-string skills in a dizzying array of projects, including an ongoing band with Jack Bruce, touring gigs with Bob Dylan or his original band leader (John Mayall), and on solo albums like his celebrated 2000 disc, “A Stone’s Throw.”
Still, it’s been years since Taylor played an extended gig with his own band in New York. (He thinks the last time may date back to the final days of the defunct Bottom Line). That makes it especially sweet that Taylor will front his latest group (which includes members of one of Jeff Beck’s ’70s bands) at 12 shows at the intimate club Iridium. He’ll also play a gig there with the house band, who backed the late Les Paul.
Taylor will perform songs that touch on all of his influences, from blues-rock to Latin-jazz, with plenty of room left for “melodic instrumentals.”
Like Jeff Beck, Taylor’s skittish and broad resume has robbed him of a more lucrative career. “I’m a reluctant band leader,” he says. “I just like to stand there and play guitar. Sometimes I like to have fun and sing and dance around, but Mick Jagger is much better at that kind of thing.”
Not only does Taylor say he retains a warm relationship with Jagger and Richards, he downplays the friction that led him to quit the world’s greatest rock ’n’ roll band to begin with
“There was a bit of tension but not the sort of thing you would fight about,” he says. “The reasons I left were not about the music or the inner workings of the band but about being famous and doing that much work when you’re young and when you have a young family. Nobody had a stable home.”
Likewise, Taylor smooths over the oft-reported notion that he quit in frustration over not getting writing credits on songs he felt he helped shape, like “Time Waits for No One” and “Moonlight Mile.”
“It was a little bit of a bone of contention at the time,” he allows. “But I don’t think I’m as bitter about it as Bill Wyman. I can’t believe Bill is really bitter after all these years. Come on!”
Taylor does say some recordings involved more time and toil than they should have, due to Richards’ avowed drug problems, though he adds: “We didn’t think of them as problems in those days. We saw them as recreation.”
He calls Keith brave for writing candidly about it in his book, though he says he didn’t recognize the descriptions of himself in the tome. “I was never morose,” he says. “He is just as morose as me. I am shy.”
Since his departure, Taylor has worked with the band periodically, adding bits to “Tattoo You” in 1981 and even recording overdubs for last year’s re-release of “Exile on Main Street,” which includes his sole songwriting credit (“Ventilator Blues”). But he remains cagey about rumors he’ll rejoin the Stones on a proposed 50th anniversary tour next year. “I don’t know,” is all he’ll say.
In the meantime, Taylor just collaborated with Ron Wood on a song for “CSI: Miami.” And he plans to continue the rambling life of the journeyman musician he’s enjoyed for over three decades. It’s a role that allows him to indulge his truest love: the blues. “It all comes back to the blues,” he says. “Ultimately, that’s where we all go for nourishment and for warmth.”
Mick Jagger on SNL -- Jim, 14:57:31 05/04/12 Fri(c-68-41-248-49.hsd1.mi.comcast.net/22.214.171.124)
Mick is guest hosting and will be musical guest on SNL May 19.I wonder what he will perform and with whom? Maybe the other stones will play?
Mick Taylor is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Fallon May 9.
John Mac -- Karen (haven't been here in a while), 11:54:11 05/15/12 Tue(me55636d0.tmodns.net/126.96.36.199)
Does anyone remember John Mac? I won't mention his full last name, but he was a huge BJ fan and worked w the fanclubs.... He passed away right around Easter...
He was from Scotland. A great guy.
errors in archive #0? -- David, 23:16:13 05/11/12 Fri(torland1-this.is.a.tor.exit.server.torland.me/188.8.131.52)
This forum appears to have some errors in archive #0
and cannot be viewed until the forum admin fixes it with a Message Rebuild.
Gibson Firebird... Check This Out! -- Delilah, 09:44:06 05/06/12 Sun(bas1-montreal47-1096582269.dsl.bell.ca/184.108.40.206)
Check out this list of Gibson Firebird players! Scroll down to the bottom for a pleasant surprise. He may not have made the top of the list, but for once, our Brian was not forgotten. I gotta say that finding this made my Sunday morning.
And check out also the company he keeps on that list! I confess that Phil Manzanera's name is unknown to me and I am not really familiar with Warren Haynes' work, but the other five names on that list are pretty damn impressive! And there's our Brian, right there with them :)
Hello -- Mark, 22:36:52 04/29/12 Sun(CPE00123f3e4659-CM001cea35fe48.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com/220.127.116.11)
I used to be a member of this board back in the late 90s but you moved and I lost track of you. I've found you all again!!
The Stones need YOUR help!!! -- Lazlo, 18:11:02 04/17/12 Tue(adsl-99-137-211-186.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/18.104.22.168)
The Rolling Stones need your help
Posted by JackFlash @ 12:16 on March 29th 2012
Dear Rolling Stones fans,
We're gearing up to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary with a lot of exciting plans, and we'd appreciate your help with some of them.
Have you got any interesting photos, videos or audio of the band or band members? Maybe you filmed us on Super 8, stepping off the Isle of Wight ferry in 1964? Or perhaps you have made a VHS recording of us hanging out backstage at MSG in 1981? Do you have a recording from our gig in Streatham in 1963?
If you think you may have an amazing memento from our history we'd love to hear from you. Send an email to: email@example.com
Thank you for being with us for all of these years, it's been a wild ride and there's plenty more to come!
Brian Jones-"The Godstar" -- Bernard, 14:08:38 04/27/12 Fri(cpe-68-174-188-233.nyc.res.rr.com/22.214.171.124)
I have seen Brian Referred to as "the Godstar" on quite a few occasions..he certainly is to us.. This is the Modern World, we now know its not flat, have landed on the moon..therefore, people can revere people who mean a lot to them, I am Reminded of "Citadel". The Rolling Stones and The Beatles had a lot of courage back in the 1960s,and still do to this day. and by the way, I dont blame my illness on anyone I ever loved, The Rolling Stones included,and any friends of mine who may or may not have done magic..Doctors and scientists still dont know what causes it,they can only treat the symptoms. There have only been medications for it since 1955. So if I want to hold Brian and musicians who inspire and excite me dear, its my right as well as all of ours..Im no more insane than Brian or Keith or Mick.When you live life hard and to the fullest,and also on your own terms,and your peers and friends' you're bound to feel different than people with less vivid imaginations. I also admire Mick's courage, being a Leo myself,and as Brian's Moon was in the same degree of Leo as mine..so I remain a Stone Alone. I look forward to seeing more pictures and films of the Stones,and reading more stories. Hope all of you and yours are well and in good spirits. Love, b-
R.I.P. Levon Helms -- Margie, 10:22:27 04/22/12 Sun(ool-182c997c.dyn.optonline.net/126.96.36.199)
I haven't posted here recently but I am always, always a Brian fan. I was deeply saddened by the passing of another great musician, Levon Helm, this week. I don't think his and Brian's paths ever crossed but I can't help but feel that Brian would have respected Levon for being the very talented and serious musician that he was. I have read that Brian was a fan of the music of Creedence Clearwater in the year before he died, so I can't help but think that he would have enjoyed the work of The Band. Perhaps, Old Spice knew Levon from when she lived in Woodstock and has something to add. It's been a sad week with the passing of two great American Rock Icons - Dick Clark & Levon Helms.
I Wish Mick and Keith Would Kiss and Make up and stop playing games -- Bernard (ashamed of them for being so childish), 11:18:31 04/13/12 Fri(60.sub-166-248-21.myvzw.com/188.8.131.52)
All This negative stuff between Mick and Keith, if it is true, which I still think is some kind of Publicity stunt is very annoying as a one time fan, and a real disrespect for the Name That Brian Created, which Is one of the best names any Band ever had. I love the name "The Rolling Stones"; it is synonymous with good times and some of the hardest rock ever made,and no matter how much they think Brian is forgotten, he is not. I dont think they will ever see this or a lot that fans say and do because of them..I wonder what Brians loved ones and family think of this as well as Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman..Theyre like 2 jealous stupid little girls, or at least they act like it..it makes me feel foolish for even caring..as far as I go, I recently found out I have improved and wont need surgery again..My leg is better and so is my mind..some golden anniversary.
Phelge Website -- WJ, 06:59:15 04/09/12 Mon(4133cd02.cst.lightpath.net/184.108.40.206)
Really interesting things on this website. He has this board under his links page but it doesn't work - must be a link to the main page that was deleted after Gerry died.
James states he wrote a book but I don't think he's said when it's coming out. Guess I'll drop him a note and ask him....
1965 NME Poll Winners concert -- Lazlo, 15:02:04 04/18/12 Wed(adsl-99-137-211-186.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/220.127.116.11)
Just saw this posted on some boot sites. The entire concert is available (anyone wants the link for the entire concert, let me know) for download, but I just made a .rar file of the Stones set only.
Here is the Stones set:
1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
2. Pain In My Heart
3. Around And Around
4. The Last Time
The recording was taken from the master TV broadcast, Mick's voice is way up front. Format is MP3.
I'll put the entire concert setlist and info notes from the original uploader of this show in a reply post to this one.
You need winrar to extract the files, if anyone need help, drop me a line.
The Rolling Stones are Fun and have a sense of humor. -- Bernard James Mc Dermott (Loving), 08:37:04 03/19/12 Mon(186.sub-166-248-13.myvzw.com/18.104.22.168)
What more can I say? I havent read "life", I just read exerpts from it in Rolling Stone. As Delilahs videos say, Brian Jones will live forever and so will they.Some people take them too seriously, and dont realize theyre entertainment,like comedy and drama. You buy the Rolling Stones, and hopefully enjoy them, and always have. Im nowhere close to their popularity, but people have paid to see me as well.As brian Jones said, "Please dont judge me too harshly", and This applies to them as well as me and anyone who even attempts to entertain people,and they have the same spectrum of human emotions as any Intelligent people..I do my Male Burlesque act just like Mick Does and have friends who are strippers. So Let them do whatever they have to do to make this year "A bigger bang". Joujouka,b-
This was once one of the most popular, well known sites in Cyberspace -- Bernard James Mc Dermott (amazed and terribly disappointed), 09:33:38 03/18/12 Sun(185.sub-166-248-12.myvzw.com/22.214.171.124)
I was noticing how few die-hard loyal Brian Jones fans and friends there are left here; when Gerry once had over a million hits and LARS won a golden web prize for being one of the most popular sites in cyberspace, Its been trashed, crashed, and practically abandoned. Now It remains a source of information and friendship, not only because of brian, but because of Gerry Seda, who I consider one of the best friends I ever had, and also because of everyone who still cares enough to post here. All I can say is that I wish people here would pay attention to Delilah and her posts, and take a few minutes even just to say hello.Ive been here through some of the worst and best times of my life for 13 years and I appreciate everybody who has gone out of their way to be not just nice, but generous to me since 1999. So Brian still is in some peoples minds and hearts as well as mine. Its just sad this is so rare. Love, Peace and Understanding. Joujouka, B-
"Mr. Tiny Todger, please forgive me" -- Lazlo, 10:02:59 03/18/12 Sun(adsl-99-136-255-103.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/126.96.36.199)
2 articles from the New York Post. The first one appeared in today's paper.
Prickly Mick: No Stones!
These creaky Stones won’t roll.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is still seething that Keith Richards dared to insult his manhood, claiming in Keith’s 2011 tell-all autobiography, “Life,” that his longtime lady-loving bandmate has a “tiny todger.”
The barb, dubbed “Willygate” by the British press, has apparently torpedoed what was left of the aging rock duo’s already icy relationship and sank any chance for a Stones 50th anniversary reunion tour this year.
“Mick feels that Keith violated their friendship completely, damaged his reputation and that of the Rolling Stones,” a Stones source tells London’s Daily Mail.
Richards claims he discovered the tidbit about his old friend’s bits and pieces during a tryst he had in 1960 with Marianne Faithfull, then Jagger’s girlfriend.
Making matters worse, he added how it had been his good fortune to bury his head in Faithfull’s “beautiful jugs” during an afternoon sex romp.
Last week, Richards, 68, apologized — in an effort to patch things up with Jagger, also a spry 68.
“As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be,” Richards said. “But I know that some parts of it, and some of the publicity, really offended Mick, and I regret that.”
Keith Richards 'regrets' saying Mick Jagger had a tiny todger.
Keith Richards says that "regrets" lobbing insults at his Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger in his best-selling book, "Life." In the tome, Richards had revealed that his nickname for Jagger was "Her Majesty" and had alleged that the frontman had a "tiny todger."
"[Mick] and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me," Richards says in a documentary about the band's 50th anniversary, to be released in September. "As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that."
Jagger was most likely offended that Richards had taken a jab at the size of his genitalia in a section where Richards' described his longtime girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg, as tiring of carrying on an affair with Jagger.
"The idea of status quo to Anita, in those days, was verboten. Everything must change. And we're not married, we're free, whatever. You're free as long as you let me know what's going on," wrote Richards. "Anyway, she had no fun with his tiny todger. I know he's got an enormous pair of balls, but it doesn't quite fill the gap, does it?"
Another oft-quoted section of "Life" read, "It was the beginning of the Eighties when Mick started to become unbearable. That's when be became Brenda, or Her Majesty, or just Madam."
In the documentary, Jagger admits that there was significant friction between himself and Richards and also expressed that he was glad the book had given the two occasion to discuss their differences.
"Looking back at any career you are bound to recall both the highs and the lows," said Jagger. "In the 1980s for instance Keith and I were not communicating very well. I got very involved with the business side of the Stones, mainly because I felt no one else was interested, but it’s plain now from the book that Keith felt excluded, which is a pity."
check out what the stones did for me like Phipps did for Lucy! -- Keith Mc Jagger (Rolling), 11:01:51 03/17/12 Sat(58.sub-166-248-29.myvzw.com/188.8.131.52)
it occurs to me that we Brian Fans can be Real Rolling Stones and just dis the hell out of everyone and everything we want and feel even richer because we dont have to work at it and have all the fun while they toil and sweat it out and we dont have to answer to anyone....So as some nosy people in brooklyn once called my music,check out this "psychedelic Brian Jones Slop" as they called it! Happy sweat, no regrets! go to www.myspace.com/spankareel...This is Real New York City Rock and roll,and the best work of a "Stone Alone" not some stupid pap like that fool Billy Joel and dont forget to get real stoned on vitameatavegamin while you listen! Love, Keith Mc Jagger, happy st patricks day! Joujouka, BJ- P.S. as the hardest living man in Rock and Roll, Johnny Thunders used to tell the audience jokingly, "fuck You If you Dont like it" LOL!
Happy St. Paddys Day! -- Bernard aka "Black Irish Brian Jones" (Inspired), 10:01:25 03/17/12 Sat(224.sub-166-248-1.myvzw.com/184.108.40.206)
I just want to wish anyone whos paying attention the Luck of The Irish today.That video Delilah posted just inspired me so much. Ill Never be a Bleach Blond again, But at least I can call Brian "The Godstar". Mick is of Irish descent, "Jagger" is an anglicanization of "Jaeger", an Irish name.I no longer drink, but I can listen to my favorite Rolling Stones songs today and be "Black Irish Brian Jones" God bless, love, Bernie
Stones Tribute at Carnegie Hall, March 13, 2012 -- Lazlo, 16:25:12 03/12/12 Mon(adsl-99-136-255-103.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net/220.127.116.11)
No Brian mention, but this should be a cool show with a ton of good guests performing. I hope someone out there makes a decent recording of this gig. Wish I knew about this one sooner, I'd have tried to make it.
There are few icons in music as revered as the Rolling Stones. But given the band’s celebrity status, it’s easy to forget that part of the secret to their longevity, and their ability to create decades worth of classic songs, is that the Stones themselves are just a group of music-loving fanboys at heart.
Singer Marc Cohn is one of the 21 artists who’ll pay tribute to the band at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, when each will play a song from the classic Stones album “Hot Rocks, 1964-1971,” in an event to benefit a series of children’s charities.
Cohn recalls the incredible night when he got to sit at a party with Bruce Springsteen on one side of him and Mick Jagger on the other.
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones almost bare all to promote their 1971 album “Sticky Fingers.”
“Bruce asked Mick all these questions about how did you record this song, and what studio was that in,” says Cohn, who’ll sing “Wild Horses” with Jackson Browne at the benefit. “And then [blues singer] Taj Mahal, who’s also at the concert on Tuesday, came on the stereo, and Mick had all these great memories of listening to these old Taj Mahal records. No matter how famous or iconic you are, they’re just fans.”
Back when Ronnie Spector was the lead singer for the Ronettes, the Stones served as her opening act, with Jagger and bandmate Keith Richards sometimes sleeping on her shag-carpeted living room floor. Spector, who’ll sing “Time Is on My Side” at Carnegie, recently told NPR about the time she got to introduce the guys to James Brown backstage at the Apollo Theater.
“Mick Jagger was the biggest James Brown nut I ever met,” said Spector. “James came walking by, and I thought Mick was gonna have a heart attack! He went, ‘Aaaaaaahhh!’ And I said [to James], ‘This is Keith and Mick,’ and James said hi and just boogalooed on by, because they weren’t famous yet.”
While several acts at Tuesday’s event — such as Jagger’s ex, Marianne Faithfull, who’ll sing her Jagger/
Richards-penned hit, “As Tears Go By” — have close relationships with the group, for others it’ll be a chance to pay tribute to a band that had an anonymous impact on their musical lives.
“‘Mother’s Little Helper’ is the first song I learned to play on guitar,” says singer/songwriter Steve Earle, who’ll perform that song at Carnegie. “This period of the Rolling Stones is my favorite because they were directly in competition with The Beatles, and they knew it. So they were writing great songs because of it.”
This concert is the eighth annual tribute for charity produced by Michael Dorf, the founder and owner of City Winery. Past honorees have included R.E.M., Springsteen and The Who — and one of the magical aspects of these shows is the curiosity about whether the honoree will make a guest appearance.
“I did the Springsteen one, and I did ‘Nebraska’ with Springsteen standing about 30 feet away,” says Earle. “It was pretty nerve-wracking.”
Asked whether any of the Stones may show, Dorf says that so far, these tributes have been about 50/50 in that respect. R.E.M. fans lucked out, while the crowd at last year’s Neil Young show had no such luck. But he hints that there are potentially hopeful signs.
“There are some interesting contemporaries of the band’s here, like Ronnie Spector or Marianne Faithfull,” he says. “And having someone like Taj Mahal [who’ll perform “Honky Tonk Women”] has so much power and meaning for someone like Keith. So I think this would be compelling for the band to see.”
But whether or not any of the Stones make an appearance, the performers — who’ll also include Peaches doing “Heart of Stone,” the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson singing “Play With Fire,” David Johansson performing “Get Off of My Cloud,” Art Garfunkel singing “Ruby Tuesday,” Rosanne Cash doing “Gimme Shelter” and more — are thrilled at the possibilities.
“These concerts at Carnegie Hall have become a thing unto themselves,” says Earle. “You’ll see a lot of special things happen as the night goes on.”
Favorite Weather Song -- Deb, 18:13:52 03/13/12 Tue(adsl-99-97-82-252.dsl.akrnoh.sbcglobal.net/18.104.22.168)
The Weather Channel website has a weather song tournament going on where you can pick your all-time favorite weather song. "Get Off Of My Cloud" is in the Elements Region category, and today it's up against The Scorpions "Rock You Like a Hurricaine". If Cloud wins the first round it will go into further rounds until the winner is revealed on March 30.
An Odd Coincidence -- Bernie, 09:41:29 03/02/12 Fri(cpe-72-225-249-146.nyc.res.rr.com/22.214.171.124)
it occurred to me the other day that it was an odd coincidence that Davy Jones Died The Day After Brian's birthday.I had no idea he was considered such a big star. Anyway, God rest his soul as well,I quite enjoyed the Monkees in the 60's, although not as much as "Hullabaloo", another rock and roll show which they replaced on TV.
Bernies report fom London -- Bernie (Wonderful), 10:12:05 03/11/12 Sun(NoHost/126.96.36.199)
London is one of the most beautiful places on earth,of course I have known this since 1973 when I first visited. I went to the Marble arch and thought of Brian driving his car around and around. Anyway the train ride from Heathrow was amazing, I passed through Ealing, and passed through many fascinating places. I am now near St. Johns wood, and visited Abbey Road studios this morning..it was much more than just a Beatles Tribute, it was like an Education in the history of recording in England. I bought myself an Abbey Road Studio T-shirt as Its its 80th Anniversary. There are still Mods Left in London. Its a shame I cant join Roxanne,but Im leaving tomorrow. I hope you are all well and in good spirits, It looks like an early spring. God Bless, B-
video promo for my book! it is out! -- Roxanne, 02:39:15 02/17/12 Fri(host109-145-162-111.range109-145.btcentralplus.com/188.8.131.52)
Hey everyone... sorry haven't been on here but busy getting my book ready... it is out, if anyone is interested here in reading it! amazon.com, .uk, plus barnes and noble nook.... all those ebooks... it is not in print just as an ebook .. if you don't have a kindle or ereader i put the link below for amazon which gives a free app for those who don't have a kindle...