Category Archives: Rolling Stones

How the Rolling Stones Rocked the Iron Curtain

The Rolling Stones performing at Sala Kongresowa of the Palace of Culture and Science, 1967 “The eastern side of the Iron Curtain calls forth many images: empty shelves, people queuing, joyless dictators… but not necessarily the Rolling Stones. If you … Continue reading

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Jajouka Or Joujouka? The Conflicted Legacy Of The Master Musicians

“‘Telephone Man’ was a gimbri player who used to play in the village of Joujouka (just as often spelled Jajouka), decades before mobile phones finally connected the hilltop base to the outside world around ten years ago. He would visit … Continue reading

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Crawdaddy

“Crawdaddy was an American rock music magazine launched in 1966. It was created by Paul Williams, a Swarthmore College student at the time, in response to the increasing sophistication and cultural influence of popular music. The magazine was named after … Continue reading

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Edie Sedgwick: The life and death of the Sixties star

Factory Girl Edie Sedgwick Painting, Dane Shue “‘Her fog, her amphetamine, and her pearls…’ With three nouns, in ‘Just Like a Woman’ (said to have been inspired by her), Bob Dylan deftly summed up his friend Edie Sedgwick, the wayward … Continue reading

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When The Angels – and 400,000 others – said Goodbye to Brian Jones.

“His was the driving sitar on ‘Paint It, Black,’ the syncopated marimba on ‘Under My Thumb.’ Brian Jones, progenitor of the Rolling Stones, died 50 years ago today, drowned in his swimming pool not long after frontman Mick Jagger and … Continue reading

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Killing of Meredith Hunter

“Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr. (October 24, 1951 – December 6, 1969) was an audience member who was killed at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert. During the performance by The Rolling Stones, Hunter approached the stage, and was violently driven off … Continue reading

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WBCN and The American Revolution

“It’s been a decade since WBCN rode Boston’s airwaves. In mass media terms, that’s an eternity. Today, if you tune to its old spot on the FM dial, you’ll hear a ‘hot contemporary adult’ format, Mix 104.1, a world away … Continue reading

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Leni Sinclair

Photographer Leni Sinclair, cofounder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and the White Panther Party. “Leni Sinclair, born Magdalene Arndt, is an American photographer and radical political activist who lives in Detroit. She has photographed rock and jazz musicians since the … Continue reading

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Satanic Majesties Revisioned

“2000 Man” By Tony Sclafani (February 2008): “It was 40 years ago today… Um, well. OK, let’s hold the fanfare. Unlike the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, there were no memorials or tributes pouring … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones ‎– Between The Buttons (1967)

“Brian Jones looked like hell. Fame had not rested easily upon the golden Stones’ shoulders as Gerard Mankowitz’s photo of the band on the cover of Between the Buttons revealed. The blurry portrait of the Stones shot on a brisk … Continue reading

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