Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The #RollingStones In #London Walk: 9 Days to Go!


NEW! The Rolling Stones in London Walking Tour launches on Thursday 5th May 2016!

Curated & guided by the team that brought you the Rock'n'Roll London Walk, we'll be prowling in the blueswailing, drug-busting, establishment-baiting footsteps of the savage young Stones in their 60's pomp – from the studios where they created to the shebeens where they, er, socialised – this walk provides the ideal "bonus tracks" to Exhibitionism, the blockbusting Stones retrospective at the Saatchi Gallery.

Meet at Tottenham Court Road station Thursdays at 2:30p.m. STARTS THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016.


Daily Constitutional Editor & Rock'n'Roll London guide Adam Scott-Goulding writes… As a countdown to the Rolling Stones in London Walk I've picked 45 moments – tracks, busts, incidents, quotes – from the greatest story in Rock'n'Roll. These are the moments that made the legend…


38/45.            Mick

The Singer. Capital ‘T’, capital ‘S’. 

If your lead singer isn't prone to bouts of flamboyance bordering on the pretentious, if he doesn't look like he could throw a nuclear tantrum if even the merest detail is even slightly out of place ("Whaddaya MEAN there are NO ORANGE M&Ms in my dressing room!?"), if he doesn't wear clothes that would get him arrested even in Soho on a Saturday night… then your band is a dud, my friend. 

Jagger is the prototype.

Even the name is great. 

Jagger.

Assassins get three names – John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald. Only deities and despots get a mononym.

And Jagger is probably a bit of both.

Please be aware that it is okay for me to say blog such things. If you, on the other hand, were to dare make such a wisecrack then The Italian-And-His-Little-Sister Rule comes into play: an Italian macho man can bad mouth his own sister: if you join in then your life becomes a raging sea.

That's what it's like with me and Jagger.

This is his best video…

   

… with this one a close second. On the day I first saw this I laughed until I cried and I've been laughing ever since. I can't shake the feeling that Bowie is laughing, too…



Away from the vocals, here's Sir Mick's finest hour, playing himself in The Rutles…






A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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