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Rolling Stones chronology – May 4

1963: ‘Battersea Funfair’, Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, London

1963: Today marks the day of the Stones’ first official photo shoot, which took place at Chelsea district, London, by celebrity photographer Philip Townsend. Five bad boys in the making, some still sporting adolescent pimples, they slouched in ratty sweaters, rumpled jackets and ill-fitting trousers, looking like students stumbling through a three-day bender after getting expelled. “Word got out that the results of the session were disgusting,” Andrew Loog Oldham, the Stones’ manager, later said. And he could barely contain his glee. That just-got-out-of-bed, to-hell-with-you look, Mr. Oldham added (he used considerably saltier language) “would define them and divine them.”

Townsend had met Oldham by chance in Monte Carlo just before Andrew began managing the band. According to Townsend, “He told me ‘I’m going to back to England, I’m going to find a rock and roll band and I’m going to turn them into the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
“We asked what they were called. He said: ‘I don’t know yet, I haven’t found them. But when I go back to England I’m going to find them – and you can photograph them if you like.’”
On the day of the shoot, Townsend drove the five Stones around London in his four-seat Ford Capri Mark I to be photographed at various locations.

1965: Hanner Gymnasium, Southern College, Statesboro, GA, USA
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May 4-7, 1970: Charlie, Bill and Ian Stewart (plus other guest musicians, including Eric Clapton) take part of the recording sessions for Howlin’ Wolf’s album THE LONDON HOWLIN’ WOLF SESSIONS at Olympic Sound Studios in London.

1976: Stadthalle, Bremen, West Germany
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/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

2006: Release of BLUESPUMPM’s 2-CD set ‘Dirty Thirty – Open Hearts’, with Mick Taylor as guest on three live tracks: 1. Blues For The Lost Days/ 2. No Expectations/ 3. Hoochie Coochie Man

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2009: Release of THE DIRTY STRANGERS’ CD ‘West 12 To Wittering’, with Keith and Ronnie as guests on seven tracks: 1. Ain’t That Too Much/2. South Of The River/ 3. All Away/ 4. Bad Girls/ 5. She’s A Real Botticelli/ 6. Survival Dance/ 7. Gold Cortina
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May 4, 2016: The Stones issue a statement asking Republican candidate Donald Trump to stop using their music in his campaign. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately” Trump had been playing their songs at his rallies for months, with ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ being a particular favourite.

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