Even when not active, the Stones are everywhere, with music featured in Casino (released late in '95), Basquiat (in which Keith also has a song called "Nearness to You" recorded in 1980), and The Fan. Meanwhile, the band once again get involved in solo projects. Charlie Watts is the first to break cover with the release of his quintet's Long Ago & Far Away, which features classics from the likes of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael. At his home in Jamaica, Keith completes production work on an album which features traditional Rastafarian Bingi drums (to be released later this year).


The Charlie Watts Quintet record their third studio album at Olympic Sound Studios in London, England.

13th: Mick Jagger sees hanging out at the Bottom Line in New York.

11th:              CD-single
                   Wild Horses (MJ/KR) - studio recording, Tokyo 3.-5.3.95
                   Live With Me (MJ/KR) -live in London 19.7.95 
                   Tumbling Dice (MJ/KR) -live in Paris 3.7.95 
                   Gimme Shelter (MJ/KR) -live in Amsterdam 26.5.95

29th: Ron Wood joins Bob Dylan onstage at the Prince of Wales Trust Concert in London, England.

5th: Mick Jagger starts filming his role as a transvestite in the movie Bent in Glasgow, Scotland.

 Mick and Keith record demos and swap ideas for the upcoming Bridges To Babylon-album at Blue Wave Studios, Barbados, West Indies.

Mick Jagger is spotted in Los Angeles with model Jana Rajlich and actress Uma Thurman. For a third time in their twenty-year relationship, these affairs make the scandal sheets, as Jerry Hall threatens and considers divorce publicly once again.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood meet to discuss the Rolling Stones' future plans and decide on undertaking a new album and tour

12th: Keith Richards attends a theater showing of the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus in New York.

14th: Eighteen years after its creation, the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus is released in both audio and video formats.

                   CD ‘The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus’ 
                   Recorded at Intertel Studios, Wembley, Middlesex, December 11-12, 1968.

                    Mick Jagger’s introduction of Rock And Roll Circus
                    Mick Jagger’s introduction of Jethro Tull
                    Keith Richards’ introduction of The Who
                    Charlie Watts’ introduction of Marianne Faithfull
                    Mick Jagger’s and John Lennon’s introduction of The Dirty Mac
                    Yer Blues (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) by The Dirty Mac
                    Whole Lotta Yoko (Yoko Ono) by Yoko Ono, Ivry Gitlis and The Dirty Mac
                    Jumping Jack Flash (MJ/KR)
                    Parachute Woman (MJ/KR)
                    No Expectations (MJ/KR)
                    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (MJ/KR)
                    Sympathy For The Devil (MJ/KR)
                    Salt Of The Earth (MJ/KR)

Video ‘The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus’

November-early December 1996: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards start writing songs and recording
demos for the next Rolling Stones album at Dangerous Music Studios in New York City and at Keith
Richards' home studio in Connecticut.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards continue working on demos at Westside Studios in London, England.

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