The Rolling Stones: The Stones In The Park - Richard Havers
(2009/Haynes) Hardcover w. dustjacket, 25,4x24,6x2,4cm 208 pages, english, rare color and b&w photos. For the Rolling Stones everything changed in the summer of '69. They
were no longer the blues band that Brian Jones had put together in 1962;
they had stopped being a pop band and had hardly performed on stage
since 1967 - and it was live that the Stones always excelled. Drug
busts, fall-outs, at least one album that failed to live up to
expectations and uncertainty surrounded the band. Finally on Sunday 8
June 1969 Brian Jones left the band he had founded, less than a month
later he was dead. Undaunted the Stones, who have always been greater
than the sum of their parts, recruited Mick Taylor to play guitar,
recorded one of their greatest ever singles, they played the largest
ever concert in Britain to that point and Mick Jagger, like many pop
singers before him, went off to be a film star. They also became - The
Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. "The Stones in the Park" tells
this amazing story as well as featuring many unseen photographs. - special price while stock last!-
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The Rolling Stones came shortly after the Beatles, although they had been around for some time. They always stayed in second place behind the Beatles, the well-behaved, well-behaved boys next door, as their exact counterparts. They were always controversial. Scandals pave their way. Drug and excesses, wild fights and legendary orgies characterize Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman - to some extent also Mick Taylor, who took his place after the death of Brian Jones and only recently retired.
Musically, the Rolling Stones come from the blues and a little bit from jazz, but they added rock elements early on. Their music has always been rough and hard. But the Rolling Stones never became as style-blind as the Beatles were, on the contrary, they let themselves be influenced by the boys. When they turned the pop world upside down with their soft number "Yesterday", the Rolling Stones followed suit in a flash. When the Beatles said "All You Need Is Love', Mick Jagger sang sweetly in the ear of his fans "We love You'.
After the Beatles split up, the Rolling Stones finally took control of the rock paradise. In 1975 the Rolling Stones embarked on their eighth tour of the USA - the first since 1972 - starting in Baton Rouge, passing Jacksonville on August 2 and continuing to Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, where the mammoth tour ended in Caracas on August 31. 95% of the available tickets (1.5 million) were sold in 8 hours.