Sunday, December 9, 2012

THE ROLLING STONES Live at BARCLAYS CENTER BROOKLYN NEW YORK


I WROTE THIS LETTER to JIM FARBER of The New York "DAILY NEWS" about His Article on THE ROLLING STONES CONCERT Performance at The BARCLAYS CENTER, Brooklyn, NEW YORK on December 8, 2012 





THE ROLLING STONES
50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT TOUR
2012-2013


Hi Jim, Thanks for the great piece "Satisfaction" (Rolling Stones) ....  I'm a lifelong Stones Fan from the early 60's when The Stones first started, I was like 5 years old. And with all the "Shitty Music" they make these days I've grown to Love The Stones and all the Great Rock, R&B, and Pop Artists of the 60s and 70s even more, as they make barely any good music anymore these days. I don't understand it. With a very few exception like Alicia Keyes, Cee Lo Green and a "VERY FEW OTHERS" I think "The Music These Days SUCKS" !!!!!
    That's why the Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band The Rolling Stones are so important, and I as well as Many Millions "Thank" those guys for still keeping it together, for all the "Crappy Music" these days and lack of Anything Good, we can still pull out the Old Vinyl and listen to all the great R&B, Pop, and Rock acts of the 60s and 70s along with Greats like; Frank Sinatra, Dino, Sammy, Tony B, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and 100s of others. Thank God for the 50s 60s and 70s otherwise all we'd have is the "Shit of Today" Thank God He Created The Rolling Stones. "Or was that Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest?" Well, yes God did have some hand in it, "I think."
   Sorry, I got off on a tangent. Can't help it when I Think About The Very Sad Fact That Rock has Died. replaced by "Shit Crap RAP Techno and Whatever They Call All The Other Garbage" they so "Wrongfully" call music these days. "It's A SIN." !!!  And I don't believe it's a generational thing as I grew up loving my generations Music The Beatles, The Stones, Pop, R&B, and hard Rock along with Loving my Mom and Dads Music as well, like; Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat king Cole, Louis Armstrong and others. And I remember driving around Jersey in my Dads Plymouth listening to the Radio and my Dad singing along and loving the Music. He was of a older generation and Loved all the Big Band; Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and such which he always talked about "Playing Hooky" from school and going to see the Big Bands with His Buddies at the Paramount Theater, a Live Big Band (The Top Acts of The Day) and a Movie for just .50 Cents .....  And that's why I can't go see the Stones, $450 and Up for tickets plus working in the restaurant business I'd have to take off work and lose over $150 in pay. Even if I could get tickets, it would cost me more than $700 to see the Stones. I love the Stones and wanted to see them one more time (seen them Twice before at much more REASONABLE Prices according to the TIME) ..
   Well Jim, I don't know if you're going to read this "long-winded" letter. Sorry I didn't originally want to right it so long, but I got going and couldn't stop. Loved Your article on The STONES, especially the first 4 paragraphs, which gave me a good feel for the show. I Always have my Great Rolling Stones Vinyl Record Collections (about 30 Albums)  along when I went to see the Stones 2 times in the 70s, I've seen Mick Jagger around town, mostly in Night Clubs and Bars, and when I used to be the Maitre'd at Celebrity Central Restaurant "Da Silvano" I got Keith Richards autograph on a baseball that also has Johnny Bench's signature on it. I took care of Tons of Celebrity's over the years and Keef is the only person I ever asked for an Autograph. "He was Great." Anyway thanks for writing such a good article and painting a good picture of the Concert.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

GREAT STONES COVER BAND THE BOWERY BANGS PERFORM "SOME GIRLS"









New York Super Group THE BOWERY BANGS knocked it out at Tammany Hall on The Lower East Side of New York last night. The performed a Rockin F_ckin Awesome Show of the 1978 Rolling Stones album "SOME GIRLS." Yeah it was Rockin. Yeah it was Fuckin Awesome and some thing this great city of ours and country needs more of. What's that? More shows and great music like this. 
        I've said it before and I'll say it again, the music of this current generation is awful. Absolutely atrocious. Why is it? They just don't make good music any more. Why? It's an absolute mystery to me. When I was growing up in the later part of the 60's, 70's , and even 80's there was a plethora of great bands so vast that in comparison to today and the past 15 years or so of such horrible music, mostly Rap and Hip Hop (It's not really music, just awful noise) and other nasty genres of music, "I don't even know what they're called." yes a plethora of GREAT BANDS and Great Music like, The Beatles, the Mamas and The Papas, The Allman Brothers, T-Rex, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Al Green, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Stylistics, The Delphonics, Smokey Robinson, all of R&B, Motown, The Philadelphia Sound, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Frank Sinatra, other solo artists, and on-and-on. Hundreds of Great artist, and now? These days, what have you got? Well maybe one or two good artists here and there, like Alicia Keyes, Cold Play, Cee Lo Green, and? Well I know there are a few others, but I can't thing of any right now. There are so FEW and far far far in-between good artists. You get my point. And oh, I saved the best for last, of yesterday when Music was great and we had a tremendous abundance of it, the best for last, back then in the 60's, 70's, 80's and even now, Thee Greatest Rock N' Roll Band of All-Time, ladies and gentlemen The Rolling Stones. Rock On!
      Hey let's get back to The Bowery Bang and what they did the last few days in New York where they performed two great shows of the Stones Great 1978 album SOME GIRLS. One of the Stones best with such wonderful Iconic songs as Shattered, Beast of Burden, When The Whip Comes Down. Some Girls (Title Song), Miss You, and others. Great Stuff to say the least. Thge Bowery Bang put on a nice little show of "Some Girls" at Riff (formerly the legendary CBGB'S) on Saturday afternoon and then again last night at Tammany Hall on The Lower East Side. The Band has a very good drummer, two fine guitarist (sometimes 3) and One Kick Ass Bass player who really Rocks It Out on tile song "Some Girls" sung by Briana Layon does a Kick Ass job as well in lead vocals on this number. The album is performed song by song, side A then side B, cover to cover, and The Band is friggin awesome. The songs are song by multiple singers, 
David Pattillo kicks the show off with a Awesome rendition of Miss You. He really Rocks It Out and the large crowd at both shows just went wild and were totally goovin (including this Guy) on the Davids sing and the bands artistry. Sexy Argentinian singer Flor Zabala Fuckin Rocked on 
"When The Whip Comes Down" and was so Dam Good, dare I say she performs this song better than Mick. Quite possibly, and I'm sure many at the show would agree. Well anyway Flor belted it out with Hot Energy ans Sexiness while the band screamed behind her, Guitars cranking it out with cool throbbing Bass Line, the drummer keeping a hard beat. It was Heaven for any Rock Fan ans especially those of Stones and there were many, groovin to the Show, The Band, The Rolling Stones, "Some Girls" and Flor singing, "When The Whip Comes Down" Sexy and Hot.
      Everyone was havin a great time, Daddy Long Legs was jammin on Harmonica and sang a song too, with a real nice job on Far Away Eyes. Sweet. Shane Rucker sang lead on Beast of Burden, everyone sang on a lively version of Shattered, and the Bowery Bangs finished up this great show with one more fine rendition of "Miss You," as David Pattillo called everyone up on the stage. He took the lead on Miss You with everyone else joining in. It was a hot Jam as The Bowery Bang had Tammany Hall Rockin to the max. Just great, and something this city and America needs a lot more of, great old Rock N' Roll, R&B, songs of the 60's 70's, The Rolling Stones, Rock & Roll, more of this, and a lot less of the Crap they make this days. Sorry, I only deal in facts.





Daniel Bellino Zwicke


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Featured Singers:

Andy Hilfiger
Briana Layon
Daddy Long Legs
David Pattillo
Eva Allen
Flor Zabala
Nick Vivid
Ryan Hines
Shane Rucker

Special guest on guitar:
Aaron Lee Tasjan

Lap steel: Lost Romance’s Gerry Perlinski

The ROLLING STONES "SOME GIRLS" as Performed by The Bowery Bangs

Side one
1. “Miss You” – David Pattillo

2. “When the Whip Comes Down”- Flor Zabala
3. “Just My Imagination” – Ryan Hines
4. “Some Girls” – Briana Layon
5. “Lies” – Nick Vivid

Side two break (Warren Zanes former VP of Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame tells a bit of history about the record)

6. “Far Away Eyes” – Daddy Long Legs
7. “Respectable” – Andy Hilfiger
8. “Before They Make Me Run” – Eva Allen
9. “Beast of Burden” – Shane Rucker
10. “Shattered” – The Bowery Bangs

Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, and became one of the band’s biggest-selling albums in the United States, and has been certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000.

It was MAGIC MONDAY at Tammany Hall with "SOME GIRLS" and The BOWERY BANGS

ROCK ON !!!


Friday, April 20, 2012

THE ROLLING STONES ...STICKY FINGERS








What better way to welcome new guitarist Mick Taylor and celebrate starting your own record company than coming up with one of the most memorably direct album sleeves of all time? Second only to John Pasche's Lips and Tongue logo , STICK FINGERS giant nob in denim is as savvy a coporate ad as you could come across. Plus, it still straddles avant and mainstream as well now as it ever did.
The insert sleeve featured the first ever use of the tongue logo and showed the lads in all their 1971 funny trousers and velour pants glory. Like the cover, there’s no fluff – just the logo once, one photo and some credits.









       



STONES NEW GUITARIST MICK TAYLOR

ROCKED IT OUT 

ON SUCH TUNES 

AS: CAN'T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKIN
BITCH  .. SWAY , BROWN SUGAR







Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BEING MICK JAGGER

Watch this GREAT VIDEO CLIP of MICK and Daughter Elizabeth attending Elton John's Venetian Themed Party. At Elton's Country Estate in England. Great insight into Mick in his everyday life off stage. Well if you call a exclusive party at Elton John's Country Estate everyday. Well for Mick anyway. 
      This clip is a excerpt from the full length documentary film on Mick, well titled "Being Mick Jagger." It's just great and a must see for any Mick and or Stones fans. You'll see Mick Jet Setting around the World in Lear Jets as well as just being home and horsing around with the kids. Sweet. Clips of Mick doing collaborations for a solo album with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Bono, and Pete Townshend, as well as Mick on family vacation in Mustique.
       Mick and Elton John discuss and critique Madonna's latest Concert Performance.











Daniel Bellino Zwicke 

Monday, April 16, 2012

LIFE by KEITH RICHARDS






KEITH RICHARDS
LIFE

READ IT !!!

THE ROLLING STONES TOUR 2013 ?







   Yes, the BIG QUESTION Everyone wants to Know. Will The Stones be Touring in 2013 to Celebrate the Bands 50th Anniversary? 
     The Rolling Stones are not touring in 2012. In separate interviews with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Richards said "Basically, we're just not ready." says Richards. Instead, 2013 is the new goal. "I have a feeling that's more realistic," says Keith.
Roling Stones insiders say one reason for the delay is Keith Richards' health. Questions have been brought up to the fact if Keith would be able to make it through a World Wide Tour. Keith suffered a head injury while on vacation in Fiji in 2006 and his guitar playing abilities have suffered since. 
       Keith was on The Jimmy Fallon Show in 2010 and told Jimmy, "You are looking at a very rusty Keith Richards right now."  "If you've been on the road for two years and suddenly you stop, you put it down for a little bit. And then a little bit longer and you say, 'I really got to catch up, man.'"
       It has been said that the Stones do not want to do a full Tour. What might happen is the band would do a Tour of less cities  and would do longer dates in these cities. For example they might play New York, Los Angeles, London and other cities for 10 nights runs.
  The Stones recently gathered at a studio in London, playing together for the first time since 2007. Former Bassist Bill Wyman played with the band for the first time since leaving the band in 1992.  Mick Jagger said of the jam session, " We played a lot of Blues and outtakes of SOME GIRLS and things like that. It went very well."
 Richards added, "It was a very back-to-basics sort of session. There was a lot of jamming. On the third day, Mick turned up, which was a real joy. Because I set it up really as a magnet, you know."
After one of the longest periods of Stones inactivity ever, the group is revving up again for a slew of projects, including the 2013 dates, new studio sessions and a major documentary. "I saw Mick on Saturday," Richards says. "
    Keith also said, "He's (of Mick Jagger) going to be living in New York too for a while, so we're planning to get things going with the Stones again." Richards adds that the Stones will begin rehearsing for a studio session as early as next month. "We'll just get the boys back together again then and maybe cut a side," he says. "I've got plenty in the locker here, but it's not on tape."
    Well fans, all we can do is Hope and Pray for good health for Keith and the rest of the Band and just wait and see what happens, and we've always got our album collections;  Some Girls, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, Tattoo You, Big Hits, and ....... We've got Youtube too! Thank God for Youtube and Thank God for The Rolling Stones, "The World's Greates Rock Band Ever."



Daniel Bellino Zwicke

THE ROLLING STONES NEED YOUR HELP






The Following Announcement Has Been Posted
on THE ROLLING STONES Website


Dear Rolling Stones fans,
We're gearing up to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary with a lot of exciting plans, and we'd appreciate your help with some of them.
Have you got any interesting photos, videos or audio of the band or band members? Maybe you filmed us on Super 8, stepping off the Isle of Wight ferry in 1964? Or perhaps you have made a VHS recording of us hanging out backstage at MSG in 1981? Do you have a recording from our gig in Streatham in 1963?
If you think you may have an amazing memento from our history we'd love to hear from you. Send an email to: memorymotel@stonesarchive.com
Thank you for being with us for all of these years, it's been a wild ride and there's plenty more to come!
Love from Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie


Sunday, April 15, 2012

MICK and MICK






ROLLING STONES .. MONTREAL 1972
pictured: Bobby Keyes on SAX ... MICK JAGGER and MICK TAYLOR 





Michael Kevin "Mick" Taylor (born 17 January 1949 Hertfordshire, England. Taylor is best known as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (member 1966 to 69)  and with The ROLLING STONES from 1969 to 1974 . Since resigning from the Rolling Stones in December 1974 Taylor began working with numerous other artists and has released solo albums. Taylor was listed in Rolling Stone Magazine's 2012 list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time, ranked at 37th place.
In 1965 at age 16, Taylor went to see a John Mayall's Bluesbreakers performance at "The Hop" Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City. A drummer friend of the Juniors, Danny Bacon, remembers: "On the night in question, I had gone to The Hop with some guys from our band, former schoolmates and Ex-Juniors Mick Taylor and Alan Shacklock. It was after John Mayalll had finished his first set without a guitarist that it became clear that for some reason Eric Clapton was not going to show up. A group of local musicians, which included myself, Robert 'Jab' Als, Herbie Sparks, and others, along with three local guitarists—Alan Shacklock, Mick Casey (formerly of the Trekkas) and Mick Taylor—were in attendance." Taylor himself has said after seeing that Clapton hadn't appeared, but that his guitar had already been set up on the stage, had approached John Mayall during the interval, asking if he could play with them, mentioning that he'd heard their albums and knew some of the songs. After a moment of deliberation, Mayall agreed. Taylor amended, "I wasn't thinking that this was a great opportunity.. I just really wanted to get up on stage and play the guitar."
Taylor played the second set with Mayall's band, and afterwards, they exchanged phone numbers, which proved to be pivotal in his career a few years later. Taylor had won Mayall's respect, and when he was 17, Mayall was looking for another guitarist to fill the vacancy left after Peter Green's resignation. Mayall contacted Taylor, and invited him to take Green's place. Taylor made his debut with the Bluesbreakers at the Manor House, an old blues club in North London. For those in the music scene the night was an event... "Let's go and see this 17-year-old kid try and replace Eric".




Daniel Bellino Zwicke




STONES CIRCA 1972






GREAT SHOT of THE STONES 1972
featuring MICK TAYLOR
ALONG With The USUAL SUSPECTS
CHARLIE WATTS ..MICK JAGGER
KEITH (RICHARDS) and BILL WYMAN

Saturday, April 14, 2012

IT'S ONLY ROCK N' ROLL

BUT I LIKE IT ...







LIKE IT LIKE IT

YES I DO



Recorded in late 1973 and completed in the spring of 1974, "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" is credited to the Rolling Stones songwriting team MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICKARDS, although future Rolling Stones guitarist RONNIE WOOD collaborated with Jagger on it. The song was originally recorded one night in a studio at Wood's house, "The Wick" in Richmond, London DAVID BOWIE  was backing singer to Jagger's lead, and Willie Weeks played bass with Kenney Jones on drums. The song on the album is similar to that original recording, with the Stones keeping the original rhythm track.






Daniel Bellino Zwicke

GREATEST "BEAST of BURDEN" PERFORMANCE EVER ....TEXAS 1978







BEAST of BURDEN
TEXAS 1978
THIS IS CLASSIC STONES
MICKS PERFORMANCE ON THIS IS AWESOME
HIS SINGING DANCING and TOTAL AURA 
KEITH and RONNY on DUELING GIBSON LES PAULS
THIS VIDEO IS AWESOME