Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This day in history - July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London

A short while ago, I posted a reference to the date on which Paul McCartney and John Lennon met. It seems only fair to give the Stones their due. Maybe it's because I'm working my way through Keith Richard's bio that I'm thinking of the group.

Reading Richard's book, one is reminded how important the blues tradition was to The Rolling Stones and how completely immersed in it they were before they became one of the most notable Rock 'n' Roll bands of all time.

Here's a clip from 1966 of the boys doing "Paint It Black."

(Cross-posted to Lippmann's Ghost.)

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