50 years ago today in San Francisco, The Rolling Stones performed their last American concert with original guitarist Brian Jones.
Which one of these is a stage name Jones used early in his career, before he joined the Stones?
a) James Elmore
b) Brian Little
c) Blind Boy Grunt
d) Elmo Lewis
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2008-The Rolling Stones announce their move from E-M-I to Universal Music.
1999-Woodstock ’99, the anniversary festival at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York, ends with a riot.
1990-Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become parents to son Evan James.
1984-Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, the original singer of “Hound Dog,” dies at age 57.
1980-AC/DC release Back in Black, their first album with new singer Brian Johnson.
1980-KISS introduce new drummer Eric Carr at a concert in New York City. Carr, who wears fox makeup, replaces Peter Criss, who was made up as a cat.
1975-David Bowie releases “Fame” as a single.
1973-The Doobie Brothers release “China Grove,” the second single off their album The Captain and Me. It will peak at number-15 on Billboard‘s Hot 100.
1971-The Beach Boys release their Surf’s Up album on Brother/Reprise records.
1970-Keith Richards has claimed he’s never listened to his Rolling Stones bandmate Sir Mick Jagger’s “egotistic” solo albums. The 71-year-old guitarist has never been bothered about supporting the frontman’s independent career and can only remember two out of the four LPs he’s released without the group. Speaking to GQ magazine, he said: “[Mick’s solo records] had something to do with ego. He really had nothing to say. What did he have, two albums? ‘She’s the Boss’ and ‘Primitive Cool’?” When the reporter told Keith he hadn’t heard any of Sir Mick’s solo songs, the rocker replied: “Nor have I. I’ll leave it at that.” And Keith – who recently released his third solo album ‘Crosseyed Heart’ – is adamant the only reason he explored his own work was because Sir Mick, 72, decided to put the group on hold to focus on his own career in the 1980s. This isn’t the first time Keith has lashed out at his bandmate as they previously had a frosty few months after he claimed in his autobiography that Mick has a small penis. The two life-long bandmates and friends put their feud to bed at the beginning of 2012 ahead of their huge 50th anniversary tour in 2013 and Keith has since admitted he regrets some of his revelations. He said at the time: ”He and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me. “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be. ”But I know that some parts of it, and some of the publicity, really offended Mick and I regret that.”
1969-Neil Young joins Crosby, Stills & Nash onstage at the Fillmore East in New York, making the threesome a quartet for the first time in public.
1968-The Beatles rehearse “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at Abbey Road. George Harrison records a solo acoustic demo of the song which remains unreleased until 1996’s Anthology 3 album.
1965-In his third annual appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan shocks purists by doing an electric set backed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Manny Charlton – 75 years old
Ex-Nazareth/Manny Charlton Band guitarist. Born in 1941.
d) Elmo Lewis