January - February:
Mixing and overdubbing for the upcoming album "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" in Olympic Sound Studios and Trident Studios, London.
4th: Performance finally opens in theatres. Ironically, it’s Keith Richards who attends the London première to see Mick in the compromising three-in-a-bed scene which includes Keith’s girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg. Even more ironically, the event is in aid of realease, a charity that helps drug addicts. Warner Brothers still strongly dislike the film and prevent it from going national after its West-End run.
15th: The very first Stones bootleg LP is illegally issued in The States. “Liver Than You’ll Ever Be” contains a very good recording of the band playing Oakland on their last tour. The popularity of this bootleg forces the Stones to release a live album of their own a year later
20th: The Stones finish building a state-of-the-art recording studio inside a truck. “Mighty Mobile,” as it’s affectionately known, will in future also be for rent to other bands. Until its demise in the early ‘90s, the Mobile will have clocked up many miles and an incredible back catalogue of renowned recording.
26th: Mick is fined 200 Pounds and 52 Pounds costs for possession of cannabis.
In the light of the band’s departure, The British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, reckons that the Stones have netted around 83 million Pounds from their recordings so far.
March - May: The Stones in Olympic Sound Studios, London & Newbury, Stargroves (MJ’s house) with Mobile Record Unit.
5th: Blues legend Howlin’ Wolf travels to London for a recording session at the Olympic Sound Studios. Very much like Leon Russell managed to do the previous year, he surrounds himself with the cream of Britain’s music players, including Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Ian Stewart. It’s rumoured that Mick Jagger joins in on harmonica under the moniker “Jeffrey M. Carp.” An album, “The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions,” is released on Rolling Stones Records the following year.
28th: Mick’s Bentley, parked just outside his London home, is broken into and a guitar, some clothes and other assorted items disappear.
24th: Mick’s film Ned Kelly is premiered in London. Totally dismissing the project, Mick says later: “That was a load of shit. I only made it because I had nothing else to do.” Mick has contributed one song to the film, an Irish-Australian tune called “The Wild Colonial Boy,” which appears on the film’s soundtrack album, released today on United Artists
20th: "Street Fighting Man "/"Surprise, Surprise" released in the UK, two years after the USA due to timidity on the part of Decca.
7“ single (Decca F13203).
A: Street Fighting Man (MJ/KR)
B: Surprise, Surprise (MJ/KR)
28th: Premiere of Ned Kelly in Glenrowan, Melbourne, Australia (near where the real Ned Kelly used to live.)
30th: The Rolling Stones inform Allen Klein that neither he nor ABKCO Industries Inc., nor any other company have any authority to negotiate contracts on their behalf in the future. Their contract with Decca also comes to an end after the Stones deliver one more song to full fill their contractual obligations. “Cocksucker Blues” is a final off to Decca. Prince Rupert Loewenstein takes over as their business manager.
15th: Stones launch self-titled record label.
29th: The Stones stop in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a press conference on their way to Helsinki for the first concert of their European tour.
After 15 minutes of “stupid questions”, Mick said 'Let me get out of here.'
The Scandinavian press asked: Do you like Simon and Garfunkel? Mick: "Oh, come on.'
Who is the greatest person in show biz today? Keith Richard: 'Shirley Basset.'
Jagger, are you satisfied with your part in Ned Kelly? Mick: "No, it's not worth seeing.'
Your opinion on dope? Mick: 'Oh, come again another day!'
Just before the Helsinki concert Mick told a reporter, 'We are not making any money out of this tour.
It has only been arranged as a friendly gesture for our European fans. The contact with the audience makes us feel happy. There's nothing to replace it.' The Stones were joined on stage by Jim Price (late of Delanie and Bonnie) on trombone and trumpet and Bobby Keys on saxophone. Ian Stewart, as usual, sits in on piano. Also on the tour is Chicago guitarist Buddy Guy's group, featuring Junior Wells on harmonica.
Dates: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland (2); Malmo, Sweden (3); Royal Tennis Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 14); Tennis Stadium, Aarhus, Denmark (9); The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark (12); Ernst Merek Halle, Hamburg, Germany (14); Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany (16); Feffialle, Cologne, Germany (18); Killesberg, Stuttgart Germany (20); The Olympia, Paris, France (22); Palais des Sports, Paris (23); Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria (27); Palazzo dello Sport, Rome (29).
Stones begin another European tour in Malmo, Sweden. There are major riots in Milan, Helsinki, and West Berlin where 65 policemen were injured. The Stones’ press office claims that the shows are “a new milestone in the presentation of Pop music on the road” as the band play on a stage framed by curtains and lights, thus taking their first real steps toward the modern-day stage show. Blues masters Buddy Guy and Junior Wells support each show. The Stones are accompanied on stage by Bobby Keys on saxophone and Jim Price on trombone. The set comprises of most of the ’69 tour’s songs plus, apart from “Little Queenie,” two more Chuck Berry covers: “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Let It Rock.” From the upcoming album, the brand new “Dead Flowers” is showcased, alongside the previous tour’s “You Gotta Move,” and the new single “Brown Sugar.”
4th: The band release the Get Yer Ya-Yas Out live LP. It reaches Number One in the U.K. and Number 5 in the U.S. It is also the first album released in Stereo-only in the U.K
"GET YER YA YA'S OUT" LP (Decca SKL 5065). Live-album.
A: Jumping Jack Flash (MJ/KR)
Carol (Chuck Berry)
Stray Cat Blues (MJ/KR)
Love In Vain (Robert Johnson)
Midnight Rambler (MJ/KR)
B: Sympathy For The Devil (MJ/KR)
Live With Me (MJ/KR)
Little Queenie (Chuck Berry)
Honky Tonk Women (MJ/KR)
Street Fighting Man (MJ/KR)
9th: Tennis Stadium, Aarhus, Denmark.
11th and 12th: Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jumping Jack Flash - Roll Over Beethoven - Sympathy For The Devil - Stray Cat Blues -
Love In Vain - Prodigal Son - You Gotta Move - Dead Flowers - Midnight Rambler -
Live With Me - Let It Rock - Little Queenie - Brown Sugar - Honky Tonk Women - Street Fighting Man
28th: In Rome, a judge orders Mick to pay a $1,200 fine for allegedly punching a photographer for asking “stupid questions.” At a party after the Paris show at the Olympia, Mick is introduced to Nicaraguan-born Bianca Perez Moreno de Macias. Bianca graduated at the Sorbonne university in Paris. She is also actor Michael Caine’s former girlfriend
Dates: Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, ltaly (1); Palais des Sports, Lyon, France (3); Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (6); Grughalle, Essen, Germany (7); Rai Halle, Amsterdam, Netherlands (8); Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (10).
1st: The Stones play Milan as 2,000 fans try to enter the sold-out venue. The police keep them at bay using tear gas. More than 63 fans are arrested.
8th: The Stones close their European tour in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, with Stephen Stills gusting on piano during “Dead Flowers.”
12th: Mick Jagger flies into London with a new girlfriend, Bianca Perez Moreno de Macias.
3rd: Karis Jagger is born to Actress Marsha Hunt, star of the musical Hair. Mick had started to see Marsha following a failed attempt to persuade her to pose for the photo sleeve of the band’s “Honky Tonk Women.”
7th: 'Memo From Turner' is released as a Mick Jagger solo single on Decca F 13067. It reaches no higher than No. 32 in the UK charts.
7“ single (Decca F 13067).
A: Memo From Turner (MJ/KR)
B: Natural Magic (Jack Nitzsche) -by Ry Cooder]
24th: Mick spends a fortnight holidaying in the Bahamas with Bianca.
1st December: The Stones release their final single on Decca Records -
- a live version of “Little Queenie” / “Love In Vain,” off their Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! LP
7" single (Decca F 13126). Live-single.
A: Little Queenie (Chuck Berry) -New York 28.11.69
B: Love In Vain (Robert Johnson) -Baltimore 26.11.69
5th: Gimme Shelter, the Maysles Brothers' documentary film of the ill-fated 1969 US tour premieres at the Plaza Theatre in New York City.
24th: Mick and Bianca leave for a two-week holiday in Nassau, and Keith Richard throws a Christmas party at Olympic Studios.
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