Music biz veteran Bill Bentley spotlights ten new titles, including works by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Leon Bridges, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Dawes, Jose James, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, Rickie Lee Jones, and author Preston Lauterbach.
MIck contains within himself, within his persona as a performer, oppositions that he does not wish to resolve. We can't resolve them, either, so the line from "Sympathy for the Devil" that goes "what's puzzling you is just the nature of my game" is both ironic and accurate.
On this day in 1967, Joni Mitchell played her first ever UK show when she opened for The Piccadilly Line at The Marquee Club in London. One could argue that this sweaty little Soho club is the most important venue in the world.
Mick Jagger on Bo Diddley: "His influence was so widespread that it is hard to imagine what rock and roll would have sounded like without him. He was a wonderful, original musician who was an enormous force in music and was a big influence on The Rolling Stones".
It must be great to be Ron Wood. As his day job he's the new boy in the greatest rock 'n' roll group in the world, The Rolling Stones (he's only been with them for 30 years); he can paint, he can sing, and now he's winning bloody awards for his weekend job as a radio DJ!
May 61965 - Rolling Stone In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of "Satisfaction," following Richards' purchase of a Gibson Maestro fuzzbox earlier that day. (The song's success boosted sales...