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The Story of the Rolling Stones: A Selection of Documentaries on the Quintessential Rock-and-Roll Band

The Rolling Stones define the rock-and-roll band, as they have for nearly six decades now. Exactly how they’ve done so is thoroughly documented, not least by the band’s own expansive and still-growing catalog of songs and albums (all of which I happen to have spent the last few months listening through). But the story of the Stones continues to compel, told and re-told as it is in every form of media produced by each era through which the band has passed: books, articles, podcasts, and a...
Tags: Facebook, Music, London, College, Beach Boys, History, Mick Jagger, Kent, Seoul, Keith Richards, Jagger, Watts, Andrew Loog Oldham, Richards, Rolling Stones, Brian Jones


Hear Marianne Faithfull’s Three Versions of “As Tears Go By,” Each Recorded at a Different Stage of Life (1965, 1987 & 2018)

When a 17-year-old Marianne Faithfull finished the final take of her 1965 hit “As Tears Go By” — penned by a young duo of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as one of their first original songs — Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham “came and gave me a big hug,” she recalled “‘Congratulations darling. You’ve got yourself a number six,’ he said.” Richards remembered the song in his autobiography as “a terrible piece of tripe” and “money for old rope,” but it actually peaked at number 22 ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Nico, Jagger, Keith, Andrew Loog Oldham, Facebook Twitter, Mick, Richards, Jean Luc Godard, Josh Jones


Hear Nico’s Pre-Velvets Recording, “I’m Not Sayin,” Backed by the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones & Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page (1965)

For most of us, the Teutonic singer Nico has always been associated with the first Velvet Underground album and then a series of fascinating solo albums (often with Velvets connections) released during the ‘70s and ‘80s before her untimely death in 1988. The voice and the look are unmistakable, that far away stare, that detached, brooding and flat tone. It might also feel like she magically appeared from a cloud of smoke in 1967 New York City. But before she met Andy Warhol, the former t...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Thames, Canary Wharf, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Jones, Oldham, La Dolce Vita, Page, Jimmy Page, Nico, Zeppelin


DJ who got the Rolling Stones to San Bernardino for their first U.S. concert dies at 88

Bill Watson, a popular Inland radio disc jockey who was instrumental in bringing the Rolling Stones to San Bernardino for their first concert in the United States, died Tuesday, May 15, in San Diego. He was 88. Watson helped propel San Bernardino-based KMEN into the top radio station in the region in the 1960s. “He was able to project himself as a really cool guy,” said Chuck Street, a San Bernardino native and longtime radio personality. “He had a presence on the radio. He had a swagger. All th...
Tags: London, News, Disney, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Radio, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Watson, Pope, Local News, Southern California, Dick Dale, San Bernardino


Back to Bond Street: An Interview with West End Legend Ray Shell

How did Ray Shell get from Boston to New York? He followed the yellow brick road. Indeed, Shell's search for The Wiz (1975) brought him back home after graduating from Emerson College and touring in the national companies of Hair and The Me Nobody Knows . He found the Wiz himself, André De Shields, and frolicked in the city's downtown art scene, a veritable Oz of theater and music. 40 years after leaving New York for London, where he originated lead roles ...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, London, Interview, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Nigeria, Theatre, America, Brooklyn, Hawaii, New York Times, Queens, Marvin


A Big 44-Hour Chronological Playlist of Rolling Stones Albums: Stream 613 Tracks

Image by Jim Pietryga, via Wikimedia Commons “Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?” From the start, the Rolling Stones were promoted as the more debauched, dangerous alternative to the Beatles, prompting the above rather-famous tabloid headline from their first years of fame. The Spotify playlist below collects a whopping 613 tracks from this seminal rock band, all placed for the most part in chronological order. (At 44 hours, there's still whole albums--not major one mind you--mi...
Tags: Google, Music, College, US, James Brown, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Beatles, Ed Sullivan, Cilla Black, Wolf, Andrew Loog Oldham, Facebook Twitter, Rolling Stones, Ron Wood, Willie Dixon


A Majestic 44-Hour Chronological Playlist of Rolling Stones Songs: Stream 613 Tracks

Image by Jim Pietryga, via Wikimedia Commons “Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?” From the start, the Rolling Stones were promoted as the more debauched, dangerous alternative to the Beatles, prompting the above rather-famous tabloid headline from their first years of fame. The Spotify playlist below collects a whopping 613 tracks from this seminal rock band, all placed for the most part in chronological order. (At 44 hours, there's still whole albums--not major one mind you--mi...
Tags: Google, Music, College, US, James Brown, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Beatles, Ed Sullivan, Cilla Black, Wolf, Andrew Loog Oldham, Facebook Twitter, Rolling Stones, Ron Wood, Willie Dixon


Soul Serenade: Motown, The Sound Of Young America

Every year in December many websites, including Popdose, publish holiday gift-giving guides. I’ve even written a few myself, recommending good music, books, and film for the people on your Christmas list. Record companies and publishers like to release their latest packages in the last few months of the year to take advantage of this kind of publicity. Personally, I’m not much of an early Christmas shopper. But this year a book has been released that would be the perfect gift for anyone who read...
Tags: Europe, Music, Smokey Robinson, Motown records, Jackson, Rolling Stone, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Recent Posts, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, The Temptations, Andrew Loog Oldham, Berry Gordy, Rolling Stones


Adam White's Motown Book Is A Stunner

Adam White's stunning new coffee-table book Motown: The Sound of Young America (Thames & Hudson) is a 400-page non-stop heat wave of compelling narrative and enthralling images about a company whose musical brilliance and chart dominance was matched by its impact on American history. White, a former Billboard editor, has collaborated with Barney Ales -- the right-hand man of Motown founder Berry Gordy almost from the beginning -- to tell the inside story of how Gordy and his creative team of b...
Tags: London, News, America, Miami, Jackson, Detroit, Marvin Gaye, Huffington Post, Diana Ross, White, Ray, Barney, Supremes, Berry, Andrew, Andrew Loog Oldham


What's in Your Fridge: Andrew Loog Oldham

What's in Your Fridge is where the Straight asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and, most importantly, what's sitting beside the Heinz Ketchup in their custom-made Big Chill Retropolitan 20.6-cubic-foot refrigerators. I am Andrew Loog Oldham.
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Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll - then hepatitis C treatment

Andrew Loog Oldham says he has a new lease on life thanks to the treatment of the drug Harvoni he received in Vancouver. Andrew Loog Oldham says he has a new lease on life thanks to the treatment of the drug Harvoni he received in Vancouver.
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On my radar: Marianne Faithfull’s cultural highlights

The singer-songwriter on the French band Téléphone, Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, Kurosawa’s stunning Throne of Blood and a cool Parisian sushi restaurantThe singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull’s career spans 18 albums and six decades. Spotted aged 16 by the Rolling Stones’s manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, she released several folk-pop albums and co-wrote the Stones’s Sister Morphine with her then boyfriend, Mick Jagger. After a decade battling drug addiction, she made a comeback with her 1979 ne...
Tags: London, Mick Jagger, Marie Antoinette, Kurosawa, Andrew Loog Oldham, Tony Richardson, Rolling Stones, Ophelia, Marianne Faithfull, Téléphone Salman Rushdie, Nick Cave Her, Motorcycle Sofia Coppola, Anita Pallenberg, Faithfull