CHARLIE WATTS – The Coolest Drummer In Rock History Passed Away

24 August 2021

CHARLIE WATTS, the coolest drummer ever in rock history passed away today,
he was 80. The quiet Stone with the poker face joined the band in 1963. He was
the only member of the legendary British rock band alongside Mick Jagger and
Keith Richards to have featured on all of their studio albums.

Earlier this month Watts announced he couldn’t play on the upcoming Stones
tour, as he had to “rest and recuperate” following medical problems.

Rest in peace.

One of his rare interviews. With NME in 2018. Big fun…

CHARLIE WATTS: History

THE ROLLING STONES – 40 Candles And An Anniversary Issue For ‘TATTOO YOU’

20 August 2021

Band: THE ROLLING STONES
Active: Since 1962 / 23th (British) studio LPs

Birthday album: TATTOO YOU – 16th LP
Score: No 1 in the US, Canada, Australia and
several European countries, #2 in the UK
Released: 24 August 1981 – 40 years ago

The anniversary trailer

Anniversary issue: Including nine previously unreleased tracks on
a disc called ‘Lost & Found’. Other newly excavated cuts are a couple
of covers and a reggae version of ‘Start Me Up.’ On another disc comes
‘Still Life: Wembley Stadium London.’

One of the previously unreleased tracks is Living In The Heart Of Love

Start Mick Up…

Full original album…

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THE ROLLING STONES: Facebook

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Classic Crackers – THE BEATLES & THE STONES

11 June 2021

THE ROLLING STONES topped the US Singles Chart with
PAINT IT, BLACK 55 years today on 11 June 1966.

A haunting, dark, and ominous masterstroke. The Stones
at their very mystical best. It also hit the top spot in the UK
and several countries in Europe.

No colors anymore I want them to turn black

Stones: Website

Today 52 years ago, on 11 June 1969, The Fab Four (in this case only Paul and John were involved) topped the UK Singles Chart with BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO. Actually one of my all-time favorite Lennon classics. It was the band’s 17th and final Numero Uno in their native country. The song tells the story of the eventful days of the marriage of the late genius and his muse Yoko Ono. It stills sounds brilliant.

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They’re gonna crucify me

THE BEATLES: Website

THE ROLLING STONES – Timeless Single ‘PAINT IT, BLACK’ Topped UK Charts This Day 55 Years Ago

26 May 2021

THE ROLLING STONES topped the UK Singles Chart
with PAINT IT, BLACK 55 years ago today, on
26 May 1966.

A haunting, dark, and ominous masterstroke. The Stones
at their very mystical best. It also hit the top spot in the US
and several countries in Europe.

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

THE ROLLING STONES: Facebook – Website

THE ROLLING STONES – Blues Rock Classic ‘STICKY FINGERS’ Released 50 Years Ago

Back in time…

24 April 2021

Band: THE ROLLING STONES
Active since 1962 – 23rd British and
25th American studio albums (so far).

Album: STICKY FINGERS – 9th LP
First longplayer with Mick Taylor as official Stones member.
Released: 23 April 1971 – 50 years ago
Score: No 1 in the UK, US, Canada
and several European countries

Pitchfork wrote: “Given the weight of history behind it and its centrality to the
story of both the Rolling Stones and rock music as a whole, it can be difficult to
put on Sticky Fingers and try and hear it for what it was: the highly anticipated
new album from one of the biggest bands in the world, a group that at the time
hadn’t released a new one in two years (in 1971, that was an eternity). They were
called the World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band for entirely too long, but if that
designation ever applied it was here.”
Full review here. Score: 10/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Nothing but sympathy for these devils.

Singles: Brown Sugar / Wild Horses

– WILD HORSES –

Full fingers…

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STONES: Facebook


Back sleeve…

THE ROLLING STONES Released Their Reggae Album ‘BLACK AND BLUE’ 45 Years Ago

Back in time…

21 April 2021

Band: THE ROLLING STONES
Active since 1962 / 23rd British and
25th American studio albums (so far).

Album: BLACK AND BLUE – 13th LP
Released: 23 April 1976

Rolling Stone magazine wrote at the time: “In a way, Black and Blue is an admirable
album just for its refusal to bow to the past. A few songs here try to sound like “Brown Sugar” and “Tumbling Dice” and those few aren’t the best ones. Still, the Stones have problems. Keith Richard recently has seemed to run out of melodic ideas altogether and, like the majority of their post-Exile on Main Street repertoire, the new numbers are based on loose riffs rather than tight song structures. Consequently, the music lacks energy. Like the Who or any rock band, the Stones are obsessed in their way with age and time, but unlike the rest, they’ve matured with confident gracefulness. For Soul Survivors, I guess, dying before you get old is simply not relevant.”

Turn Up The Volume: One of my favorite summer albums.
Simple but effective. Cocktail music for the sunny days.

Singles: Hot Stuff/ Hey Negrita / Fool To Cry

– HOT STUFF –

– HEY NEGRITA –

– FOOL TO CRY –

Album in full…

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THE ROLLING STONES: Website – Facebook – All Albums

TOYAH & ROBERT Can’t Get Satisfaction

19 April 2021

You just can’t stop TOYAH WILLCOX and her husband ROBERT FRIPP
from having a ball every Sunday around lunchtime. Their weekly cover
sessions (since April 2020) made them huge YouTube stars.

But yesterday the comic couple couldn’t get satisfaction…

The rollin’ original

TOYAH: Facebook