8th: Keith get his driving license and buy a brand new Bentley to himself.

Dates: Commemoration Auditorium, Showground, Sydney, Australia (18-19); City Hall, Brisbane, Australia (21); Centennial Hall, Adelaide, Australia (22); Palais Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia (23-26), Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand (28).


4th: 'l9th Nervous Breakdown'/'As Tears Go By' released. It enters the charts at No. 2.

                   7ď single (Decca F 12331).
                   A: 19th Nervous Breakdown (MJ/KR)
                   B: As Tears Go By (MJ/KR/Andrew Oldham)



11th: The Stones fly to New York to promote their new single on The Ed Sullivan Show. Fans are so rabid that the band is forced to stay in separate hotels.

12th: '19th Nervous Breakdown'/ 'Sad Day' released in the USA. It enters the US charts at No. 46 and reaches No. 1

                   7ď single (London 9823). 
                   A: 19th Nervous Breakdown (MJ/KR)
                   B: Sad Day (MJ/KR)

14th: The Stones fly to Sydney, via Los Angeles to begin a tour of Australia and New Zealand

20th: The Stones fly into Brisbane when 5,000 fans are waiting. It is a brilliant sunny day, in contrast to the previous five days in Sydney when it has rained non-stop.

24th: The Stones fly to Melbourne. At the Stones concert in Melbourne, fans attack the stage resulting in Keith visiting hospital for treatment to a cut eye.

28th: The Stones have to finish their set 15 minutes early in Wallington because police could not hold back the crowds.


Dates: Civic Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (1); Capitol Theatre, Perth, Australia (2); Brabenthall Danbasche, Amsterdam,
Netherlands (26); Palais des Sports, Brussels, Belgium (27); The Olympia Theatre, Paris (29), Musicorama, Salle:Vallier, Marseilles, France (30); Palais d'Hivers, Lyon, France (31).

3rd: The Stones fly to Los Angeles, gaining a day by crossing the International Date line. Keith, Mick and Charlie stop over for tree days in Fiji, bathing and diving off the Coral Reef. Brian and Bill go straight to Los Angeles and check out the club scene.

6th-12th: The Stones record 21 new songs at RCA Studios, Hollywood.

14th: Brian is back in London but realises that his house keys are somewhere Down Under, so he has to break into his Earl's Court flat by smashing a window. His home-coming party is attended by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, and NME journalist Keith Altham.

25th: The Stones, fly to Amsterdam from London to begin a short European tour.

29th: The band plays L'Olympia once again. Charlie makes it through both today's shows despite suffering from food poisoning. 57 fans are arrested and five policemen are injured. The Stones meet French starlet Brigitte Bardot, who reportedly asks Mick and Keith to pen a song for her new film. The Glimmer Twins laconically let her know that they'll "have a bash at it ..."


30th: Fifty seats are wrecked and 85 fans held overnight by police after 2,500 fans not during the Stones concert in Marseilles. Mick is hit in the eye by a chair and goes to hospital to have eight stitches.


Dates: Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden (3); K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (5).

2nd: Brian and Bill fly to Stockholm from Paris.
3rd: Mick, Keith and Charlie arrive in Stockholm in the morning. The concert is held in the afternoon in a glass roofed tennis stadium.

  'Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass)', the first Stones compilation LP, released in the USA. It spends almost two years in the charts and reaches No. 2.

Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) C
ompilation LP  - US.

   Satisfaction (MJ/KR)
   The Last Time (MJ/KR)
   As Tears Go By (MJ/KR/Andrew Oldham)
   Time Is On My Side (Jerry Ragavoy)
   Itís All Over Now (Bobby and Shirley Womack)
   Tell Me (MJ/KR)
   19th Nervous Breakdown (MJ/KR)
   Heart Of Stone (MJ/KR)
   Get Off Of My Cloud (MJ/KR)
   Not Fade Away (Petty/Hardin)
   Good Times, Bad Times (MJ/KR)
   Play With Fire (Nanker/Phelge)

This American greatest hits compilation has different tracks to the one issued in the UK Confusingly Decca kept the same title when they released theirs seven months later.


5th: The Stones fly to Copenhagen from Stockholm.
6th: The Stones arrive back in London.

15th:'Aftermath' released. It enters the album charts at No. 2 and spends seven weeks at No. 1.

                   ‘Aftermath’ LP (Decca SKL 4786).
                   A: Mother’s Little Helper (MJ/KR)
                         Stupid Girl (MJ/KR)
                         Lady Jane (MJ/KR)
                         Under My Thumb (MJ/KR)
                         Doncha Bother Me (MJ/KR)
                         Goin’ Home (MJ/KR)
                   B:   Flight 505 (MJ/KR)
                         High And Dry (MJ/KR)
                         Out Of Time (MJ/KR)
                         It’s Not Easy (MJ/KR)
                         I Am Waiting (MJ/KR)
                         Take It Or Leave It (MJ/KR)
                         Think (MJ/KR)
                         What To Do (MJ/KR)

24th: Brian and Anita Pallenberg are among the guests at the 21st birthday party for Guinness heir Tara Browne.

30th: Mick and Brian spend a weekend at Tara Browne's mansion in Ireland.

Released in Italy in spring, side A is an Italian language version of As Tears Go By.
                   7“ single (Decca Dischi Italia F 22270 -Italy).
                   A: Con Le Mie Lacrime (MJ/KR/Danpa)
                   B: Heart Of Stone (MJ/KR)

Dates: New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, Middlesex (1).


1st: Keith Richard buys Redlands, a large Tudor house in West Wittering, West Sussex.
Mick moves from his flat in Montague Square, London, to 52 Harley House, Marylebone Road.

7th: "Paint it Black"/"Stupid Girl" released in the USA. It enters the US charts at No. 48 and goes to No. 1.

                   7ď single (London 45-901).
                   A: Paint It Black (MJ/KR)
                   B: Stupid Girl (MJ/KR)

                   7ď single (Decca F 12395).
                   A: Paint It Black (MJ/KR)
                   B: Long Long While (MJ/KR)


25th: Brian, Keith, Marianne Faithfull and Paul McCartney stop by at the Mayfair Hotel to visit Bob Dylan before taking off to the Blazes night club to attend a gig by John Lee Hooker. Toward the end of the evening, at Dolly's night club, Dylan famously insults Jones and Richards, telling them that he could've written "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", but the Stones could never have written "Mr. Tambourine Man."

29th: Brian off to Marbella again for a short break.


Dates: Manning Bowl, Lynn, Massachusetts (24); Cleveland, Ohio [afternoon] - Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (25); Coliseum, Washington DC [afternoon] - Civic  Centre, Baltimore, Maryland (26); Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut (27); Buffalo, New York (28); Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada (29); The Forum, Montreal, Canada(30).

 'Mother's Little Helper'/'Lady Jane 'is released in the USA. 'Mother's Little Helper' enters the charts at No. 70 and goes to No. 8.'Lady Jane'  enters at No. 83 and gets to No. 24.

                   7ď single (London 902 )
                   A: Mother’s Little Helper (MJ/KR)
                   B: Lady Jane (MJ/KR)


'Aftermath' released in the USA on London with a different track selection. It reaches No. 1.
Released two months after the UK version, the US version lacks a number of tracks: 'Mother's Little Helper', 'Out Of Time',  Take It Or Leave It', Under My Thumb, and What To Do.

A: Paint It Black (MJ/KR)
    Stupid Girl (MJ/KR)
    Lady Jane (MJ/KR)
    Doncha Bother Me (MJ/KR)
    Goiní Home (MJ/KR)
B: Flight 505 (MJ/KR)
    High And Dry (MJ/KR)
    Itís Not Easy (MJ/KR)
    I Am Waiting (MJ/KR)
    Think (MJ/KR)

21st: The Stones file a £1,750,850 damages suit against 14 of New York's top hotels, alleging that they had injured their reputation by turning down their bookings. The Stones also claim that the refusal of bookings amounts to 'discrimination on account of national origin'- violating New York's civil rights laws.
The Stones fly into New York to begin their US tour.


Dates: Stadium, Atlantic City, New Jersey (1); Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, (Queens, New York City (2); Asbury Park, New Jersey (3);Virginia Beach, Virginia (4); War Memorial Hall, Syracuse, New York (6); Cobs Hall, Detroit, Michigan (8); State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana (9); Aries Crown Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois (10); Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston,Texas(11); Kiel Convention Hall, St Louis, Missouri (12); Winnipeg, Canada (14); Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska (15); P. N. E. Forum, Vancouver, Canada (19); Seattle, Washington (20); Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (21); Auditorium, Sacramento, California (22);The lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah [afternoon] I Phoenix, Arizona (23); Bakersfield, California (24); Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California (25); San Francisco, California (26); International Sports Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii (28).

7th: Police at Syracuse, New York, investigate a rapport by a number of angry residents that a member of The Rolling Stones dragged an American flag along-the floor of the War Memorial Hall. It happened when the Stones were walking through the auditorium to the stage for a concert.


3rd-12th: The Stones recording at RCA Studios in Hollywood.

13th : With the tour finished, Charlie and his wife Shirley take a holiday in Greece. Bill and Diane visit Palm Springs in Florida.          Brian stays on in the States, and Mick and Keith depart for Acapulco to write songs

14th: Brian flies into London from Los Angeles and continues on to Tangier.

25th: Mick crashes his Aston Martin 0B6 near his flat in Marylebone. Chrissie Shrimpton was with him but neither was hurt.          Repairing the damage costs £700.



Dates: Royal Albert Hall, London (23); The Odeon, Leeds, Yorkshire (24); The Empire, Liverpool(25); Apollo Theatre, Ardwick, Manchester (28);ABC Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham (29), The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland (30).

2nd: The Stones record at IBC Studios in London with producer Mike Leander and  orchestra.

4th: On holiday in Tangier, Brian falls while climbing in the Atlas Mountains, breaking two small tendon bones his left band, and flies immediately London to see a specialist.
7th: Mick and Keith fly to Los Angeles to mix the Stones next single.
9th: Mick and Keith fly to New York where the rest of the group is waiting for them. They make a recording for CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show.

23rd: 'Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?'/'Who's Driving Your Plane?' released in the UK and USA. It enters the UK charts at No. 10 and reaches No. 5. It enters the US charts at No. 40 and gets to No. 9.
                   7ď single (Decca F 12497).
                   A: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? (MJ/KR)
                   B: Who’s Driving Your Plane (MJ/KR)

The Stones begin another British tour. Also an the bill are The lke and  Tina Turner  Revue, The Yardbirds, Peter Jay and The New Jaywalkers and Long John Baldry. The opening concert at the Royal Albert Hall is chaotic, with more than 50 girls taken to hospital after a stage invasion. Keith is knocked to the ground and fans nearly strangle Mick. Brian and Bill run off the stage, pursued by fans.
There is an after concert party at the nearby Kensington Hotel where the Stones receive a number of gold discs.


Dates: City Hall, Newcastie-upen- Tyne (1), Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk (2); The Odeon, Birmingham (5); Caiston Hall, Bristol, Gloucs (7); Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales (8), Gaumont Theatre, Southampton,(9).

4th October: In London, Brian, Keith and Marianne Faithfull check out the latest exhibition at Robert Fraser's gallery in Duke Street and meet up with Paul McCartney and Pete Townshend who are amongst the guests. Fraser would go on to play a big part in The Stones' history over the next couple of years, including the Redlands bust.

15th: Mick Jagger appears in public for the first time with his future girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, at the launch party for the underground newspaper International Times hold at the Round House in Chalk Farm, London. Chrissie Shrimpton still lives with Jagger at 52 Harley House, Marylebone Road.


  In the UK Decca released the compilation 'Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)' which enters the album charts at No. 6 and peaks at No. 4.

Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) C
ompilation LP  -UK. ( Decca TXS 101)

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? (MJ/KR)
Paint It Black (MJ/KR)
Its All Over Now (B. Womack, S. Womack)
The Last Time (MJ/KR )
   Heart Of Stone (MJ/KR) Tell Me (MJ/KR)
   Not Fade Away (Petty/Hardin)
Come On (Berry)
I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  (MJ/KR)
   Get Off Of My Cloud (MJ/KR)
As Tears go By (MJ/KR)
   19th Nervous Breakdown (MJ/KR)
Lady Jane (MJ/KR)
   Time Is On My Side  (Jerry Ragavoy)
Little Red Rooster (Dixon)

13th: Mick, Keith and Charlie attend Beatles manager Brian Epstein's party at his Belgravia home. They meet up with John Lennon, George Harrison, Donovan and Eric Burdon amongst others

25th: The Stones recording at Olympic Studios.

6th: The Stones finish their recording sessions at Olympic.

10th:'Got live If You Want' It album released in the USA and reaches No. 6 in the album charts.

                   LP 'Got Live If You Want It' (London PS 493).

                          Issued in Scandinavian as "Have You Seen Your Mother - LIVE" ( Decca SKL 4838 )

                          Recorded in Newcastle 1.10.66 and Bristol 7.10.66
                   A:   Band introduction by Long John Baldry
                         Under My Thumb (MJ/KR)
                         Get Off Of My Cloud (MJ/KR)
                         Lady Jane (MJ/KR)
                         Not Fade Away (Petty/Hardin)
                         I've Been Loving You Too Long  (Otis Redding/Jerry Butler)
                         Fortune Teller II (Allen Toussaint)
                   B:   Satisfaction/The Last Time (MJ/KR)
                         19th Nervous Breakdown (MJ/KR)
                         Time Is On My Side (Jerry Ragavoy)
                         I'm Alright (Ellas McDaniel)
                         Have You Seen Your Mother,...(MJ/KR)
                         Satisfaction (MJ/KR)

This is a totally different recording to that on the UK Extended Play of the same name. This album was never released in the UK though some tracks appeared on the Decca compilation 'Gimme Shelter' and a CD was issued in Europe, distributed in the UK, in 1987.

18th: Mick and Chrissie Shrimpton should have been flying to Jamaica for their Christmas holidays but Mick cancels the tickets and spends the day with Marianne Faithfull having lunch in Knightsbridge, then buying presents, at Harrods afterwards.
Brian and Keith fly to Los Angeles to spend Christmas there.

19th: Mick finally tails Chrissie that their three-year romance is over and that he is in love with someone else.
He later told the press, "Three years is a long time to be spent with somebody, but although we were unofficially engaged we hadn't set any date for a wedding.'
Chrissie Shrimpton says: 'We were vary much in love but we argued all the time. As time goes on you begin to feel different about life and each other. There wasn't a row. We broke by mutual agreement.' However, a few days after breaking up, Chrissie is admitted to the Greenway Nursing Home in London after attempting suicide. Mick refuses to pay the bill for her stay in the nursing home and sends it on to her.

24th: Mick hires a removal company to collect all of Chrissie's belongings from Harley House.


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