How did you become a Stones fan?

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Posted by Micaela ( on December 18, 2000 at 15:07:05:

I was just thinking about this last night, listening to the Stones as I fell asleep. I remember the day, probably about three years ago, when I was watching some sort of cheesy top 100 something-or-other on MTV, and a clip of the Stones playing "The Last Time" circa 1965 or so came on. I put down the magazine that I was attempting to read while remaining tuned in to what was going on on the tube (this multitasking doesn't usually work unless both TV and magazine are equally boring). And I remember thinking, "Hey! What is this? I LOVE it! And there was little, naive Mick, pre-drugs, pre-groupies, pre-hedonism, just singing has ass off, and Charlie, beating the bejesus out of his drums, Brian flirting with girls in the audience, Bill just standing there, stoneyfaced as always (I don't think I noticed him as much as I did the others). And KEITH. Oh my god, Keith. He was hacking away at his guitar, producing the greatest tone I'd ever heard a guitarist engender. They just totally blew me away. Of course, being a classic rock fan prior to this incident, I knew of the Stones but had never really been exposed to enough of their music to appreciate them. That day, I went out and bought my first Stones CD, Hot Rocks, which to this day remains my favorite among many. I don't think I've quite been the same since. Anyway, I didn't mean to ramble that much, I guess I just got carried away, sorry. At any rate, I'd love to hear how you guys became fans, loyal adherents, admirers, and what have you....

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