The Rolling Stones Tune Up

When thinking of some of the great opening riffs of a Rolling Stones song, tunes like Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Woman and Jumpin Jack Flash easily come to mind of anyone into the Stones.  All of these tunes (and others) involved Keith Richards tuning his guitars to […]

There’s a new Rolling Stones video starring Kristen Stewart

Who says that Kristen Stewart is boring and that The Rolling Stones have nothing worth watching anymore? Not Francois Rousselet and Newton Thomas Sigel, the director and cinematographer behind the video for new Stones single “Ride ’em on Down”. Sigel is credited for the cinematography on Drive, which makes a lot of sense here: The […]

The Rolling Stones Release “Exile on Main Street”

The Rolling Stones released Exile On Main Street in May 1972, having been preceded by the Top 10 hit “Tumbling Dice”. Exile On Main Street was an immediate commercial success, hitting #1 worldwide just as The Rolling Stones embarked on their famed 1972 American Tour, their first in the U.S. in three years, and during which they played many songs from Exile On Main Street.

Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Macias in St Tropez

On May 12th, 1971, Mick Jagger and Bianca Macias tie the knot in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Anne’s Church in St. Tropez in the south of France. Mick Jagger had been studying Catholicism with the pastor of St. Anne’s, Abbe Lucien Baud so they could have an altar wedding after the civil ceremony. With the sun shining on the Cote d’Azur, it all looked like everything was set for the perfect wedding, but this was The Rolling Stones…

The Rolling Stones become Tax Exiles

The Rolling Stones should have been rolling in money, Sticky Fingers had recently been released and was to be the biggest selling Rolling Stones album. They had also just signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records for a large fee.

However by April 5th, 1971, British taxes were due and The Rolling Stones owed taxes…..a lot of them!

The Rolling Stones release “Let It Bleed”

The Rolling Stones released Let It Bleed on November 28th, 1969. Although The Rolling Stones had begun the recording of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in May 1968, before Beggars Banquet had been released, recording for Let It Bleed began in earnest in February 1969 and would continue sporadically until November.
During the recording founding member, Brian Jones left and tragically died soon after. He was replaced by 20-year-old Mick Taylor. Upon release Let It Bleed made it to number 3 on the Billboard charts and in the UK it hit the number 1 spot on the album chart. Let It Bleed went on to go Double Platinum in the USA.

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