Showing posts with label Rolling Stones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rolling Stones. Show all posts

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Beatles social media gallery

Tributes this week to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones from Paul, Ringo and John's official accounts. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Beatle quotes: Brian Jones on Sgt. Pepper and recording with the Beatles

Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Paul McCartney

"[Sgt. Pepper is] great. It's too much. It's really good. I did a Beatles' session the other night, actually. On soprano saxophone, of all things. I've taken up playing reeds again. I used to play reed instruments. I bought a soprano saxophone the other day and ever since I have been doing sessions on it. There are soprano saxophones on the Stones' records, future Beatle records. You know, it's a funny thing – you get hold of something and put it on everyone's records. It's great. There's a very nice recording scene going on right now in London."

    - Brian Jones, 1967

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Vintage Beatles news clippings: Is that John and Paul we hear on the Rolling Stones' "We Love You"?

The first Rollings Stones' single following Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' arrest for drugs possession in February 1967 was "We Love You," which shared "double A-side" credit with "Dandelion."
Listeners at the time detected Beatle-like tones in the background vocals of the first track and rumors surfaced in the music press that John and Paul were on the track. Due to contract regulations - the Beatles and Stones were signed to competing record labels - the collaboration was slyly denied at the time. But in "The Beatles Anthology" book, Paul confirmed that both he and John, indeed, sang on the track.

You can listen to yourself, below, via the Stones' edgy promo film for the song, which comments on the drug bust and the heavy handed treatment Mick and Keith felt that they'd received from the authorities.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus," featuring John and Yoko, set for theater run

A 4K restoration of the Rolling Stones' abandoned 1968 "Rock and Roll Circus" TV special is set for a limited run in U.S. cinemas next month, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The show never aired back in the 1960s, but was finally released on home video in 1996. Directed by Michael Lindsay Hogg, who also did the Beatles' "Let it Be" film, the Stone's special includes John and Yoko playing with the supergroup including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell.

Other performers include The Who, Taj Mahal and Marianne Faithfull

There's a list of screening locations for the film here.

Here's a trailer:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Little-seen Beatles pics coming to eBay

A series of photos of the Beatles and Rolling Stones shot by Bob Bonis during U.S. tours in the 1960s is going up for sale via eBay as limited edition prints.

The first batch goes up for sale Feb. 2 and includes 15 shots each of the Beatles and Stones. Photos of the Beatles include the group relaxing between gigs, on their tour plane and on stage.
The photos will be offered as limited-edition, signed and numbered chromogenic prints that each will carry a certificate of authenticity from the Grammy Museum. They are being created in unframed editions of 250 for 11-by-14-inch prints priced starting at $175, plus 50 16-by-20-inch prints starting at $385 and 50 more 20-by-24 inch prints to be sold starting at $625.
You can see a slide show of featured photos at the Los Angeles Times site.

Many of Bonis' Beatles and Stones photos have also been published in the books "The Lost Beatles Photographs" and the "Lost Rolling Stones Photographs."

Friday, November 7, 2014

Report: Dylan wanted to record with Beatles, Stones

Probably not worth giving too much weight to this, but it's an interesting anecdote: famed record producer/engineer Glyn Johns, who has a new book coming out, claims Bob Dylan asked him about the possibility of recording with the Beatles and Rolling Stones - both groups that Johns worked with during the late 1960s.
"He said he had this idea to make a record with the Beatles and the Stones," John writes. "And he asked me if I would find out whether the others would be interested...

Johns quickly began working the phones. "Keith and George thought it was fantastic," he writes. "But they would since they were both huge Dylan fans. Ringo, Charlie and Bill were amicable to the idea as long as everyone else was interested. John didn't say a flat no, but he wasn't that interested. Paul and Mick both said absolutely not."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Letter: "Insignificant" Stones should close concert after Beatles

NME has published a letter from its archives detailing the Beatles and Rolling Stones appearance at the mag's 1964 Pollwinners concert at Wembley Arena.

Organizers arranged for the Beatles to perform before the NME's poll awards were passed out, fearing that allowing the Fab Four to close the show would result in a "mass scrum."

Instead, it was decided one of the more "insignifcant" groups on the bill would play last - namely the-not-yet-huge Rolling Stones.

Here's video of both bands performing at the concert:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Stu Sutcliffe and Dick Clark's Beatles collection

It turns out the Worlds Oldest Teenager, broadcaster Dick Clark, had a substantial collection of rock'n'roll artifacts, including several artworks by the Beatles' original bassist, Stu Sutcliffe.

You can see items from Clark's collection here.

In addition to hosting "American Bandstand" for decades, Clark produced numerous TV shows, along with "The Birth of the Beatles," a TV movie about the early days of the band, which aired on U.S. television in 1979. The film was also shown in theaters overseas.

Sutcliffe was pursuing a promising career as a painter when his Liverpool College of Art classmate John Lennon convinced him to put things on hold and join the bass-less band.

And here's  a look at the Sutcliffe pieces:

And here's a look at some other Beatles-related items in Clark's collection.

Personal address book owned by Beatles manager Brian Epstein:

John Lennon "Bed-in" sign:

Photo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney:

 Cavern Club membership card:

Cavern Club membership card signed by members of the Rolling Stones: