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TODAY IN ROLLING STONES’ HISTORY: June 7

June 7, 1963: Release COME ON / I WANT TO BE LOVED in the UK, the Stones’ first single ever (Decca F11675)

June 7, 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 enamoured 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 7, 1968: Release of JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS’ 7″ single NO REPLY / SHE’S TOO YOUNG, with Mick Taylor in the band (Decca F 12792)

June 7, 1970: Charlie does the photo shoot for the cover of the Stones’ next live album GET YER YA-YA’S OUT! Although the two photography sessions for the cover featuring Charlie and a donkey are depicted in the documentary film Gimme Shelter, showing Watts and Mick on a section of the M6 motorway adjacent to Bescot Rail Depot in Birmingham, England, posing with a donkey, the actual cover photo was taken in early February 1970 in London, and does not originate from the 1969 session. Legendary photographer David Bailey took care of the photoshoot, featuring Charlie with guitars and bass drums hanging from the neck of a donkey, inspired by a line in Bob Dylan’s song ‘Visions of Johanna’ (“Jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule”). The band would later say “we originally wanted an elephant but settled for a donkey”

June 7-July 5, 1971: The Stones start early sessions for Exile on Main Street at the basement of Nellcote, Keith Richards’ villa in Villefranche-sur-mer, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Unit
Keith, about setting up for Exile: “Recording at my place was a necessity. The idea was to find another place to record like a farmhouse in the hills. But they couldn’t find anywhere, so eventually they turned around and looked at me. I looked at Anita and said, Hey, babe, we’re gonna have to handle it. Anita had to organize dinner sometimes for something like 18 people. We redid the basement kitchen into the studio.”

June 7, 1976: Les Abattoirs, Pavilon De Paris, 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/Cherry Oh Baby/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 7, 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 7, 2014: ‘Pinkpop Festival’, Megaland, Landgraaf, Holland
Jumping Jack Flash/You Got Me Rocking/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Tumbling Dice/Angie/Doom And Gloom/Rocks Off/Out Of Control/Honky Tonk Women/Band introduction/You Got The Silver/Can’t Be Seen/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 Dekoor Close Harmony choir on You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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