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The Band That Rocked Richmond

The original Rolling Stones band only played together for 15 weeks - from late January '63 until the first week in May '63. The band line-up for that period was - Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart, Brian Jones and Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. This was the band that took the London club venues by storm and parachuted the English Blues scene into national recognition.

That band ceased in early May when Stu was sacked and they then began to concentrate on making Top 10 chart records. Most of their bookings became 40 minute type stints in dance halls, ballrooms or theatres.  The audiences no longer danced and became more like spectators at a freak show.

A few records did capture that 'Richmond' enthusiasm, namely 'Off The Hook - Little by Little and Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man' - there may  others but only those come to mind.

 

Mick Jagger:  "I hope people don't think we're a Rock 'n' Roll outfit."

Keith Richards: "We certainly didn't want to be Rock 'n' Roll stars - that was certainly too tacky."

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