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TODAY IN ROLLING STONES’ HISTORY: June 6

June 6, 1964: Joe Freeman Coliseum, ‘San Antonio Teen Fair’, San Antonio, TX, USA (2 shows)
According to skimpy news reports from the time, the crowd at the Joe Freeman Coliseum — at the event that has been referred to over the years as the San Antonio State Fair and the San Antonio Teen Fair —was less than enamored with those bad boys from England. According to one report, the Stones were booed off the stage, resulting in the previous act returning to the stage — a troupe of performing monkeys. A newspaper review, found on the website of San Antonio drummer John Gates, showed that the Stones and San Antonio weren’t grooving together: “ROLLING STONES FLOP IN TEXAS”… Only 3000 of 20,000 available seats were filled when they topped the bill at the TEEN FAIR of TEXAS, in SAN ANTONIO (along with BOBBY VEE, several local bands and circus-type juggling and animal acts).. Those that came weren’t too impressed, one young fan quoted as saying ” All they’ve got that our own school groups haven’t is hair” Bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Keith Richards recalled the Texas experience in their memoirs. Wyman, in ‘Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band’ (1997):
“On the bill with us were George Jones, the great country singer, and singer Bobby Vee. Here we first met Bobby Keys, who was playing sax with Vee’s band. Keys was born in Lubbock, Texas (the same town as Buddy Holly) on the same day as Keith, which practically made them blood-brothers. The concert was in the open air and everyone got a poor reception from a mixed crowd of cowboys and kids. We had to go on after some performing monkeys. What the hell were we doing here? People didn’t know whether to take us seriously or as a joke! … What had we let ourselves in for? Crowds were great to us at airports and hotels but these two shows set us back years! … The next day while we were sunbathing around the hotel pool in a temperature of 95°, a young waiter who was serving us drinks said that a guest had complained to the hotel that girls were at the pool, swimming and sunbathing topless — that was us!”
Keith, on his book ‘Life’ (2010):
“On to Texas and more freak show appearances, in one case with a pool of performing seals between us and the audience at the San Antonio Texas State Fair. That was where I first met Bobby Keys, the great saxophone player, my closest pal. … The other guy on that gig was George Jones. They trailed in with tumbleweed following them, as if tumbleweed was their pet. Dust all over the place, a bunch of cowboys. But when George got up, we went whoa, there’s a master up there.”

June 6, 1972: Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA, USA (2 shows)

June 6, 1973: Photo shoot for the Goats Head Soup album cover by David Bailey in London.

June 6, 1975: Release of the METAMORPHOSIS album (Decca SKL 5212)
SIDE A: 1. Out Of Time/ 2. Don’t Lie To Me/ 3. Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind/ 4. Each And Every Day Of The Year/ 5. Heart Of Stone/ 6. I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys/ 7. Sleepy City/ 8. We’re Wastin’ Time/ 9. Try A Little Harder
SIDE B: 1. I Don’t Know Why/ 2. If You Let Me/ 3. Jiving Sister Fanny/ 4. Downtown Suzie/ 5. Family/ 6. Memo From Turner/ 7. I’m Going Down

June 6, 1976: Pavillon De Paris (Les Abattoirs), Paris, France
Honky Tonk Women/If You Can’t Rock Me-Get Off Of My Cloud/Hand
Of Fate/Hey Negrita/Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/Fool To Cry/Hot Stuff/Star Star/Angie/You Gotta Move/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Band introduction/Happy/Tumbling Dice/Nothing From Nothing/Outa Space/Midnight Rambler/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash/Street Fighting Man

June 6, 1982: Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, West Germany
Under My Thumb/When The Whip Comes Down/Let’s Spend The Night Together/Shattered/Neighbours/Black Limousine/Just My Imagination/Twenty Flight Rock/Going To A Go Go/Chantilly Lace/Let Me Go/Time Is On My Side/Beast Of Burden/Let It Bleed/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Band introduction/Little T & A/Tumbling Dice/She’s So Cold/Hang Fire/Miss You/Honky Tonk Women/Brown Sugar/Start Me Up/Jumping Jack Flash/Satisfaction

June 6, 1986: Keith joins Chuck Berry onstage at the Annual Blues Festival in Chicago on 4 songs: Johnny B. Goode/ It Hurts Me Too/ Instrumental jam/ Reelin’ And Rockin’

June 6, 1990: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Start Me Up/Sad Sad Sad/Harlem Shuffle/Tumbling Dice/Miss You/Almost Hear You Sigh/Ruby Tuesday/Angie/Rock And A Hard Place/Mixed Emotions/Honky Tonk Women/Midnight Rambler/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Can’t Be Seen/Happy/Paint It Black/2000 Light Years From Home/Sympathy For The Devil/Street Fighting Man/Gimme Shelter/Band introduction/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash/Satisfaction

June 6, 1995: Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
Not Fade Away/Tumbling Dice/You Got Me Rocking/Rocks Off/Live With Me/Sparks Will Fly/Satisfaction/Beast Of Burden/Wild Horses/Like A Rolling Stone/Rock And A Hard Place/I Go Wild/Miss You/Band introduction/Honky Tonk Women/Before They Make Me Run/Slipping Away/Sympathy For The Devil/Gimme Shelter/Street Fighting Man/Start Me Up/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash

June 6, 1999: Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, England
Jumping Jack Flash/You Got Me Rocking/Live With Me/Respectable/GimmeShelter/Ruby Tuesday/Honky Tonk Women/Saint Of Me/Out Of Control/Paint It Black/Band introduction/Before They Make Me Run/You Don’t Have To Mean It/Route 66/Like A Rolling Stone/Midnight Rambler/Sympathy For The Devil/Tumbling Dice/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Start Me Up/Brown Sugar/ Satisfaction


June 6, 2003: Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
Brown Sugar/You Got Me Rocking/Start Me Up/Don’t Stop/Rocks Off/
Wild Horses/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Bitch/Tumbling Dice/
Band introduction/Slipping Away/Happy/Sympathy For The Devil/Little Red Rooster/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Midnight Rambler/Gimme Shelter/Honky Tonk Women/Street Fighting Man/Satisfaction/Jumping Jack Flash

June 6, 2006: Legendary keyboardist, talented musician and Stones sideman Billy Preston dies,

June 6, 2013: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
Get Off Of My Cloud/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Paint It Black/Gimme Shelter/
Worried About You/Rocks Off/Emotional Rescue/Doom And Gloom/One More Shot/Can’t You Hear Me Knocking/Honky Tonk Women/Band introduction/You Got The Silver/Before They Make Me Run/Midnight Rambler/Miss You/Start Me Up/Tumbling Dice/Brown Sugar/Sympathy For The Devil/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Jumping Jack Flash/Satisfaction
*With special guests the Cawthra Park Chamber Choir on You Can’t Always Get What You Want

June 6, 2015: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, USA
Jumping Jack Flash/It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll/Let’s Spend The Night Together/Tumbling Dice/Doom And Gloom/Bitch/Moonlight Mile/Rocks Off/Honky Tonk Women/Band introduction/Before They Make Me Run/Happy/Midnight Rambler/Miss You/Gimme Shelter/Start Me Up/Sympathy For The Devil/Brown Sugar/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Satisfaction
*With special guests the UTA A Capella Choir on You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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