The Rolling Stones

A Musical Biography

Author: Murry R. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313380341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

View: 8351

This comprehensive book documents the nearly half-century-long story of The Rolling Stones—the group many regard as the most eminent rock band ever. * A clear timeline of key events in the life of the band that encompasses over 40 years * Images of the band members and their performances across time * Print and nonprint resources for student research * Appendices of albums, awards, film appearances, and more

The Rolling Stones

Der Tanz mit dem Teufel

Author: Stanley Booth

Publisher: Koch International GmbH

ISBN: 3854456352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 463

Am Anfang stand ein Vertrag. Mit ihm räumten die Rolling Stones dem Autor im Oktober 1969 das Recht ein, sie als offizieller Biograf auf ihrer USA-Tournee zu begleiten. So erlebte Stanley Booth hautnah die Faszination mit, wie morbide Themen damals auf die bösen Buben des Rock ausübten. Ihre "Sympathy With The Devil" war mehr als bloß Koketterie, sie nahm schon fast den Charakter eines Teufelspakts an. Stanley Booth begleitete die Stones auf ihrer fünften USA-Tournee, die in Altamont mit Mord und Gewalt im Desaster endete. Er zeichnet in seinem Buch ein realistisches und kritisch-differenziertes Porträt der Gruppe: Als Spieler, Komödianten und Trunkenbolde tanzen sie einen eigenen Tanz mit dem Teufel, voller Aggressionen, Obszönität und Poesie.

The Rolling Stones

Author: Thomas Forget

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823936441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5445

Discusses how the rock band the Rolling Stones connected, how they gained popularity, and how they continue to thrive in the music industry.

Experiencing the Rolling Stones

A Listener's Companion

Author: David Malvinni

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081088920X

Category: Music

Page: 324

View: 3500

Experiencing the Rolling Stones draws together a broad swath of postwar history as it covers the band’s origins in Swinging London through to their recording sessions outside of England. Malvinni takes an especially close look at Keith Richards’ guitar work and its effect on the band’s music, as well as the multiple changes in the band’s members.

The Rolling Stones

Pushing Rock's Boundaries

Author: Hans Hetrick

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491418176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9644

"Describes the rise to fame and the lasting impact of the band The Rolling Stones"--

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

Author: Stanley Booth

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857863525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 4535

'Sounding like one instrument, a wild whirling bagpipe, the Stones chugged to a halt. But the crowd didn't stop, we could see Hells Angels spinning like madmen, swinging at people. By stage right a tall white boy with a black cloud of electric hair was dancing, shaking, infuriating the Angels by having too good a time.' The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones is not just the greatest book about the greatest rock 'n' roll band, it is one of the most important books about the 1960s capturing its zeitgeist - that uneasy mix of excess, violence and idealism - in a way no other book does. Stanley Booth was with the Rolling Stones on their 1969 U.S. tour, which culminated in the notorious free concert at Altamont. But this book is much more than a brilliant piece of journalism. It gives a history of the Rolling Stones from their early rhythm 'n' blues days in west London clubs to the end of the 1960s; and it interweaves with mastery the two tragic stories of the decline and death of Brian Jones and the terrifying Altamont concert itself, where the Hells Angels, supposedly providing security, ran amok and murdered a member of the audience. Although it took nearly fifteen years to write, the book that emerged has been rightly acclaimed as 'the one authentic masterpiece of rock 'n' writing'.

The Rolling Stones and Philosophy

It's Just a Thought Away

Author: Luke Dick,George A. Reisch

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812697588

Category: Music

Page: 303

View: 782

From their commanding role in the so-called British Invasion of the early 1960s to their status as the elder statesmen (and British Knight) of rock and roll, the Stones have become more than an evanescent phenomenon in pop culture. They have become a touchstone not only for the history of our times?their performance at the Altamont Raceway marked the "end of the sixties," while their 1990 concert in Prague helped Czechoslovakia and other eastern bloc nations celebrate their newfound freedom (and satisfaction) out from under Moscow's thumb. Because of their longevity, the music and career of the Stones?much more than The Beatles?stand as touchstones in the personal lives of even casual Stones fans. Everyone of a certain age remembers the Stones on Ed Sullivan, the death of founder Brian Jones, their favorite songs, concerts, or videos, and their stance in the classic ?Beatles versus Stones” debates. In the wake of Keith Richards's bestselling autobiography, Life (2010), many are now reliving these events and decades from the viewpoint of the band's endearing and seemingly death-defying guitarist. The chapters in The Rolling Stones and Philosophy celebrate the Stones' place in our lives by digging into the controversies, the symbols, and meanings the band and its songs have for so many. What might you mean (and what did Mick mean) by ?sympathy for the Devil”? Did the Stones share any of the blame for the deaths at Altamont, as critic Lester Bangs charged they did in Rolling Stone magazine? What theories of ethics and personality lay behind the good-boy image of the Beatles and the bad-boy reputation the Stones acquired? If Keith Richards really had his blood replaced four separate times, does that make him a zombie? How do the Glimmer Twins help us refine our understanding of friendship? Written by a dozen philosophers and scholars who adore the Rolling Stones not only for their music, this book will become required reading for anyone seeking maximum satisfaction from "the world's greatest rock and roll band."

The Rolling Stones: the Origin of the Species

How, Why and Where It All Began

Author: Alan Clayson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842403891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 9096

The true pre-history of the Stones is plagued by hearsay, Chinese whispers and confusion. Myths have often become accepted as reality, with even band members' own personal recollections contradicting each other (and themselves!) on occasions. Alan Clayson has interviewed myriad Stones associates in order to present the most concise and accurate history of the band at their germination point - from their genesis across scattered boyhoods, all the way up to their 1963's chart breakthrough.

The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0804179247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2830

The perfect holiday gift for Rolling Stones fans, viewed through the impassioned and opinionated lens of the Vanity Fair contributor who was along for the ride as a young reporter on the road with the band in the 1990s ONE OF THE TOP FIVE ROCK BIOGRAPHIES OF THE YEAR—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—KIRKUS REVIEWS A book inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Rich Cohen’s fresh and galvanizing narrative history of the Rolling Stones begins with the fateful meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on a train platform in 1961—and goes on to span decades, with a focus on the golden run—from the albums Beggars Banquet (1968) to Exile on Main Street (1972)—when the Stones were at the height of their powers. Cohen is equally as good on the low points as the highs, and he puts his finger on the moments that not only defined the Stones as gifted musicians schooled in the blues, but as the avatars of so much in our modern culture. In the end, though, after the drugs and the girlfriends and the bitter disputes, there is the music—which will define, once and forever, why the Stones will always matter. Praise for The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones “Fabulous . . . The research is meticulous. . . . Cohen’s own interviews even yield some new Stones lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Cohen] can catch the way a record can seem to remake the world [and] how songs make a world you can’t escape.”—Pitchfork “No one can tell this story, wringing new life even from the leathery faces of mummies like the Rolling Stones, like Rich Cohen. . . . The book beautifully details the very meaning of rock ’n’ roll.”—New York Observer “Masterful . . . Hundreds of books have been written about this particular band and [Cohen’s] will rank among the very best of the bunch.”—Chicago Tribune “Cohen, who has shown time and time again he can take any history lesson and make it personal and interesting . . . somehow tells the [Stones’] story in a whole different way. This might be the best music book of 2016.”—Men’s Journal “[Cohen’s] account of the band’s rise from ‘footloose’ kids to ‘old, clean, prosperous’ stars is, like the Stones, irresistible.”—People “You will, as with the best music bios, want to follow along on vinyl.”—The Washington Post “A fresh take on dusty topics like Altamont and the Stones’ relationship with the Beatles . . . Cohen takes pilgrimages to places like Nellcôte, the French mansion where the Stones made Exile on Main Street, and recounts fascinating moments from his time on tour.”—Rolling Stone “On the short list of worthwhile books about the Stones . . . The book is stuffed with insights.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Who Are the Rolling Stones?

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101995599

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7025

Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world. Starting out over fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their own unique sound. Decades later, they are still hard at work, recording and playing live to massive crowds of adoring fans. Who Are the Rolling Stones? captures the excitement of the Stones on their journey to become the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.

The Rolling Stones 1972

Author: Jim Marshall,Keith Richards

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110883

Category: Music

Page: 168

View: 1209

A collection of photographs featuring the Rolling Stones in candid moments from their 1972 tour.

The Rolling Stones

an annotated bibliography

Author: Mary Laverne Dimmick

Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr

ISBN: 9780822933847

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 5870

Historical and cultural analyses of the era accompany a guide to books and articles on the Rolling Stones and their music, concerts and social impact

Altamont

The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

Author: Joel Selvin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062444271

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 8716

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth—until now. Altamont explores rock’s darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the show—from the Stones’ hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that evening—to capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Dead’s role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the band’s behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security. The product of twenty years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring sixteen pages of color photos, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock’s formative and most turbulent decade.

The Rolling Stones

Off the Record

Author: Mark Paytress

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711988699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 459

View: 9046

Off The Record rediscovers the Rolling Stones history as it was being made, in print and on mike. Here in their own words, are the unguarded comments and scandalous opinions, as the Stones matured from young rebels into established rockers.

The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties

Author: Richard Havers,The Rolling Stones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753552051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2519

Be there again! The Christmas present that brings back the sixties. From their first TV appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars!, buttoned up in matching hounds-tooth suits at manager Andrew Loog Oldham's insistence, to the louche rockers who appeared on stage for the televised free concert in London's Hyde Park in 1969, this book looks back at their career-defining broadcasts, remembering the music, the clothes, the fans, the rivals and friends, and the world at large around them, divided by generation between broad-sheet moral panic and hysterical teen riots. Featuring previously unseen facsimile documents from the BBC and commercial TV and radio archives and many stunning unseen images, this is history as it happened, in context, immediate and vivid, offering new insights and a fresh unexplored perspective on the story of one of the greatest great rock 'n' roll bands the world has ever seen.

The Rolling Stones

Author: Jon Ewing

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517160299

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 79

View: 5976

In their own words...the stars reveal their innermost thoughts.