Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Rolling Stones


This one SHOULD have gone out as part of The Sunday Comments ...

But I pasted it into the next "Leftovers" Page by mistake!

GREAT news for some of The Stones Fans on the list ... and, thankfully, I caught it in time to share with you today!!!

Images from July 25th, 1966 Hollywood Bowl Live Show Now Available For Online Viewing And Select Sales
BURBANK, Calif. - July 20, 2009 - Classic photographs of the Rolling Stones -- images that have never before been seen or published -- will become available to the public for the first time on Saturday, July 25th, 2009, when Studio City, California-based photographer Sue Michelson formally launches her Soul Gallery website at
www.rollingstones1966photos.com to coincide with the forty-third anniversary of the legendary Hollywood concert at which they were taken. Interestingly, the following day, Sunday, July 26th, will be Sir Michael Jagger's 66th birthday.The collection of black & white and color photographs was selected from Michelson's personal archives, culled from a storied career which included stints as the staff photographer for the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline, as well as the Rock 'n' Roll Tonight television series that was filmed at Hollywood's famed Palace [now Avalon], while she worked for KLOS-FM. Michelson's work has been published in Billboard, Radio & Records, The KLOS-FM Concert Guide, and other print outlets over the decades. These unique and inspiring Hollywood Bowl images were captured at a legendary concert that featured the Rolling Stones along with the McCoys, Buffalo Springfield, and the Standells. The initial exhibit and offering at the Soul Gallery site will combine these long-hidden Rolling Stones photographs from that summer evening in 1966 with equally unknown black & white pictures of Buffalo Springfield and the Standells, taken on the same evening in the same venue.
Concert Stats and Rare Guitars
Sue Michelson's photos document the Rolling Stones' performance at a KHJ radio-sponsored Hollywood Bowl concert that included appearances by the station's promotional mascot, The Big Kahuna.
The Rolling Stones' sixth (non-compilation) U.S. album, Aftermath, released earlier in 1966, had been produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and engineered by Dave Hassinger at RCA recording studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, just a couple of miles from the Bowl. Aftermath was the first Rolling Stones album on which all songs were written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
The set list from the Stones' performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl concert was as follows: Not Fade Away / The Last Time / Paint It Black / Lady Jane / Mother's Little Helper / Get Off of My Cloud / 19th Nervous Breakdown / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Sue Michelson's photos of the Rolling Stones in Hollywood include shots of Brian Jones playing the dulcimer on "Lady Jane," and onstage close-ups of Mick Jagger during the performance.
These images from the Bowl also show Keith Richards backstage, holding a rare 1950s-era Gibson Les Paul "Goldtop" guitar with the
PAF (Patent Applied For) pickups. This was the guitar that Keith also used, at the end of this U.S. tour, to record tracks at RCA Hollywood for a portion of the Rolling Stones' next album, Between the Buttons. A mere six weeks after the Hollywood Bowl gig, Keith can be seen playing a different, black Les Paul Custom guitar on the Ed Sullivan television show during the song, "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?" He later played that black guitar on the remaining tracks of Between the Buttons, cut at Olympic Sound in London after the Stones returned to England. The black Les Paul Custom continued to be Keith's guitar of choice throughout the ensuing albums, Their Satanic Majesties Request and Beggars Banquet, as well as on the Rolling Stones' 1969 and 1970 European tours. Michelson's glimpses of Keith and the specific Les Paul "Goldtop" guitar seen at the Hollywood Bowl are very rare, since they are believed to be the only known photographs of Keith with this instrument. None of these photographs have ever been shown or reprinted before. Sue Michelson is offering limited, numbered, silver-gelatin prints of these images for sale, either individually or as a suite, in print sizes 12 x 16, 16 x 20, or 20 x 24 (all in inches). Web previews are located at www.rollingstones1966photos.com, on the Gallery page of the website.
Interested parties may contact Sue Michelson directly, either by phone at (818) 377-4561, or by emailing her at
miracle010401@gmail.com, for inquiries, prices and terms of sale.For any additional information about Sue Michelson and the Soul Gallery website, please send us an email at kubro@davidcarrmusic.com, or contact our office at the KubRo Group number shown below.
818 - 343 - 1510
-- submitted by David Carr


We received a TON of 1969 Memories yesterday ...

Keep 'em comin', folks!!! Throughout the month of August we'll break away for '69 Flashbacks and we want YOU to share YOUR memories with us, too!!!

Doesn't matter WHAT the topic is ... we're going to try to cover ALL the biggies over the course of the month ...

So PLEASE ... SHARE with us ... and then watch these pages for

'69 MEMORIES ...

Coming soon to Forgotten Hits!!!

And, speaking of 1969 ... and The Rolling Stones ...

THESE guys had a pretty amazing year that year!

Their only chart single in 1969, "Honky Tonk Women", topped The Billboard Chart for Four Weeks that summer ... and went on to become one of the biggest records of the year. Founder Brian Jones also quit the band that summer ... and then died a few weeks later when he drowned in his own swimming pool on July 3rd. Two days later, The Stones played a memorial concert at Hyde Park to a crowd of about 250,000 fans ... but this isn't the concert they would be most-remembered for in '69 ... that came five months later at Altamont, the infamously filmed concert of The Rolling Stones that captured the murder of Meredith Hunter at the hands of Hell's Angels, hired by The Stones to work "security" at the event.

They weren't all HAPPY memories in 1969 ... share yours with us as we take a look back 40 years ... the end of a decade, the end of an era. Just email forgottenhits@aol.com ... and we'll run the best of the batch throughout the month of August.