This song and video seems very appropriate to watch on a day when The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, dies at the age of 74.
Posts from the ‘Rock’ Category
I’m willing to bet that more classic rock fans know about the first meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney than they do the one between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The blog ‘Letters of Note’ has a letter up today that Keith Richards wrote to his Aunt Patty where he mentions his first meeting with Sir Mick.
Oh but my dear I have been soooo busy since Christmas beside working at school. You know I was keen on Chuck Berry and I thought I was the only fan for miles but one mornin’ on Dartford Stn. (that’s so I don’t have to write a long word like station) I was holding one of Chuck’s records when a guy I knew at primary school 7-11 yrs y’know came up to me. He’s got every record Chuck Berry ever made and all his mates have too, they are all rhythm and blues fans, real R&B I mean (not this Dinah Shore, Brook Benton crap) Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Chuck, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker all the Chicago bluesmen real lowdown stuff, marvelous. Bo Diddley he’s another great.
Anyways the guy on the station, he is called Mick Jagger and all the chicks and the boys meet every Saturday morning in the ‘Carousel’ some juke-joint well one morning in Jan I was walking past and decided to look him up. Everybody’s all over me I get invited to about 10 parties. Beside that Mick is the greatest R&B singer this side of the Atlantic and I don’t mean maybe. I play guitar (electric) Chuck style we got us a bass player and drummer and rhythm-guitar and we practice 2 or 3 nights a week. SWINGIN’.
Three months after this letter was written, the Rolling Stones held their first concert at the Marquee Club.
To Dead Heads the world over, the Internet Archive has a database of over 8,000 free (legal) and streaming concerts from The Grateful Dead.
Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, visits Google in Los Angeles and talks about his time with the band. There are several great little anecdotes he talks about from throughout the band’s history. Just the one about Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli dropping by the studio makes me want to buy the box set for the Wish You Were Here – Immersion Box Set.