Legendary Gigs That Could Have Been Awesome...

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Posted by VACENDAK on July 18, 1999 at 07:49:00:

Presented for your amusement: a trip back into the past, a hypothetical return and reaarangement of facts, an excursion into what was and what might have been. A wondrous voyage away from what we know, and a wishful stream of thought into what might have occurred if the Stones had decided to rock a little more....relax, sit back, guzzle some weekend brews or ingest the illicit substance of your choosing, as we slip back through years past, into the Stonerock zone.....~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1967::: "STONES JAM WITH JIMI, ROCK MONTEREY FESTIVAL (AP) The Rolling Stones, quickly ending any doubt that they are becoming more popular than the Beatle, closed out the first ever Monterey "Pop Festival," wrapping up an amazing day of music with a three-hour set which climaxed with an ending jam with Jimi Hendrix on "STONE FREE." The Stones, starting their set at 11 p.m., rocked the hippie crowd with a hyperkinetic frenzy, energizing the fevered masses that had been rocked all weekend. Keith Richards, wearing ripped camoflage pants and an eye patch, looked as if he was battle-ready as he fired off riff after nasty riff. Mick Jagger, working the huge crowd like a ringleader, was seemingly a man possessed, running, ranting, and writhing like only a good devil boy with a serpent tongue can. Other acts over the weekend performed well-oiled sets, particularly Big Brother and The Holding Co., The Who, and Hendrix, but it was the Stones that genereated the hottest buzz. From their opening "Under My Thumb," thru "Little Red Rooster," "Little Queenie," and an 8-minute "Satisfaction," through the encores of "Mannish Boy" and "Mother's Little Helper," the Stones were red-hot, and then stunned the crowd by backing Hendrix on "Stone Free" and "Like A Rolling Stone." How can they top this? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1969--"STONES ROCK WOODSTOCK" (UPI) The Rolling Stones wrapped up a music festival in a local cow pasture, turning what was a week ago a placid farming community into a "Symphony" for the Devil. Mick Jagger, howling as if in eternal pain, rode the waves of the Stones' twin guitars and oversaw a frantic two-hour plus set that, with all due apologies to P.T. Barnum, can only be described as "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Stones set was different than usual, as they played the entire contents of their last two LPs, "Let It Bleed " and "Beggars Banquet," before playing an acoustic blues set. Musician Stephen Stills, who was debuting his new group `here, saw the Stones play two songs, then said "I quit." Other arists probably felt the same...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, meant to do Isle of Wight and Live Aid & Farm Aid, but gotta go--BE MY GUEST if you want to continue... VACENDAK

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