Musical palate cleanser, at least they’re not dead yet edition

I thought I’d get off the R.I.P. kick I’ve been on lately, and turn to the merely old.

From 1965, here are the Rolling Stones on tour in Ireland with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.

This is why even men of the cloth fall in love with rock ‘n’ roll.

The clip is from a documentary DVD called Charlie Is My Darling.  Per Wikipedia,

The 64 minutes documentary follows the group from their car trip out of London to Heathrow Airport, and from there to Dublin where they had two concerts at the Adelphi Theatre on 3 September. The next day they take a train up to Belfast for two concerts at the ABC Theatre, before returning to London by plane the following day.

Besides stage shots from the concerts (where the second Dublin concert ends in total chaos as fans storm the stage), the film contains scenes from a hotel room in Dublin (where Keith and Mick for fun do a few Beatles songs as well as a couple of their own), scenes from their train trip to Belfast, another impromptu song session by a piano (with both Keith and Andrew Oldham playing the piano while Mick impersonates Elvis Presley and sings Fats Domino’s version of “Blueberry Hill“), and finally their flight back to London. Intermixed with this are interviews with the band members where they talk about fame, fans and future.

Like the clip?  Okay, here’s another one – “The Last Time”.

Jagger’s move with the jacket is classic.


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12 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, at least they’re not dead yet edition

  1. Outstanding! And a nice break from intrigue at BM.


  2. From another 1965 tour. The America Tour. This one even made it to Savannah,Georgia and Clearwater,Florida.
    This pic of Brian Jones(RIP) and Mick at the Manger Motor Lodge, Savannah.

    About those pics-

    Good times-


  3. Everything about the Stones is classic.


  4. Macallanlover

    The band stayed near Savannah but the actual concert was in Statesboro at Ga Southern in April, 1965. I don’t recall the Savannah newspaper making a big deal about it at the time, but then I was just 16 and had a car and all the HS babes to deal with so it wasn’t high on the priority list. Those pictures are gold though.


    • Reservoir Dawg

      Guy from my hometown who was in school there drove them from Savannah to Southern for the show. Keith Richards sat up front with him. Buddy said Keef stank so bad he had to roll the windows down.

      And speaking of not dead yet, Keef, Iggy Pop and Ginger Baker are all still kickin’ while 2/3s of the BeeGees have shuffled off this mortal coil. Heroin must have life prolonging properties if it don’t get you from the get-go.


  5. Americus Dawg

    Thanks for the post … and for the comments and pic regarding the Georgia Southern concert! Seems that I learn something every day on this blog. Kudos to you all.


  6. Red Cup

    Thanks Senator. That is my favorite Rolling Stones song!


  7. Bulldog Joe

    Never thought the Stones would outlast the Beatles, much less by 40-plus years.

    But here we are.


  8. WF dawg

    I just watched the Muscle Shoals documentary on Netflix, in which Mick and Keith make several cameos talking about their time there. It’s fascinating, at least for anyone who’s into music history.


  9. BMan

    For 1965, Jagger was already a pretty mature performer. Satisfaction was born the same year as me; alas, it has held up better.


  10. Russ

    Good stuff. I wasn’t aware of this documentary. I’ll have to look it up.