… for the Stones’ first visit to Seattle, on Dec. 2, 1965 … As long as you were a parent accompanying your screaming teen.
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Back in 1985 when I was in my last year at boarding school and filled with the usual teen anxieties, one of my greatest fears was that the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” would pass without appropriate recognition. So I wrote to my local DJ to ask, among many other things, if the station planned to commemorate the milestone. Read more
I came across these photos at the National Library of New Zealand. For more about the Rolling Stones and me, click here.
Mick Jagger is grabbed by a fan at the Wellington Town Hall on Feb. 28, 1966. Bill Wyman carries on playing. Brian Jones, celebrating his 24th birthday is in the background.
According to Bill Wyman’s memoir, Stone Alone, “The concert was predictably hysterical … One girl jumped from the rear balcony to throw her arms around Mick, who kept on singing as they tried to drag her away; the girl, still clinging to him, pulled him with her for several yards.” The Stones’ overall impression of New Zealand: “a bit quiet” (nothing has changed). But at least Bill got to take three girls to bed with him after this show