Mick Jagger Turns 69, Rolling Stones Turn 50
Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger, who turned 69 on July 26.
There's not many groups that prompt lists of their top 100 songs. Among my personal favorites:
“Gimme Shelter“ (1969)
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want“ (1969)
“Sympathy for the Devil“ (1968)
“Street Fighting Man“ (1968)
"Dead Flowers" (1971)
Best Albums: Sticky Fingers, Let it Bleed, Beggars Banquet, Aftermath, December's Children, Exile on Main St, High Tide and Green Grass
Here's another one of my photos (not that I took them, just that they are photographs rather than posters or from books or the internet):
If you are in London for the Olympics or anytime until August 27, check out the Rolling Stones exhibit at the Somerset House. Here is the exhibit guide with thumbnail pics. And here are some photos of the Stones at the opening. You can take a video tour with Mick and Keith here.
How many times have you've seen the Stones live in concert? I think my first concert was in Denver, CO in 1972 and my last was Thanksgiving Night in Denver in 2005.
A few weeks ago the Rolling Stones put their 2006 concert in Rio de Janeiro, where they played for 1.5 million people, on You Tube. You can watch here (no commercials.) Here's You Can't Always Get What You Want. I'll end my little tribute with, what else, Gimme Shelter (2006 Shanghai, HD version from the Stones official You Tube channel.).
The Stones are spending their days now rehearsing, for some limited touring this fall.
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