The Stones continue to redefine rock music and themselves in the process. The ageless rockers begin recording the follow-up to Voodoo Lounge in a Los Angeles studio with executive producer Don Was and producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The Dust Brothers (Beck, the Beastie Boys) take over behind the mixing board, with mixer/producer Danny Saber (who has re-mixed tracks for U2 and Garbage) and Was also producing a few songs each. Bridges To Babylon is released in the fall.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts, resume work on demos at a studio in New York.

31st: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall attend the opening of the Al Pacino film Looking for Richard in London, England.

Mick Jagger continues working on material for the Rolling Stones' next album at Westside Studios in London, England.

4th: Mick Jagger attends a Manchester vs. Wimbledon football match in London, England.

9th: Keith Richards arrives in Los Angeles, California.
13th: Mick Jagger, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts arrive in Los Angeles and join Keith Richards, where the band starts recording sessions at Ocean Way Recording Studios

6th: Charlie Watts attends Elton John's birthday party in London, England.
Early April-July: After a short break in late March, the Rolling Stones resume work on Bridges to Babylon at Ocean Way Recording Studios.

28th: Mick Jagger attends the U2 concert in San Diego, California.

Mick Jagger rests at his home in Richmond, England. Keith Richards spends time in Rhode Island.
12th: The 35th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first ever public performance

24th: Ron Wood re-release of the original Slide On Live-album with new cover artwork

11th: The Stones' Bridges to Babylon is mastered.
18th: The Stones drive across Brooklyn Bridge in New York City in a red Cadillac and hold a press conference announcing the 1997-98 Bridges to Babylon World Tour.

19-21st: The Stones and actress Angelina Jolie film a video clip for "Anybody Seen My Baby?" in New York City.
22nd: The Stones leave New York and arrive in Toronto, Canada.
23rd-16th September: For the second world tour in a row, the Rolling Stones hold their tour rehearsals in Toronto, Canada, at Masonic Temple

4th: The Stones hold a surprise warm-up concert at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Canada

18th: The Stones hold a second intimate warm-up concert, this time at The Double Door in Chicago, Illinois.

20-22nd: The Rolling Stones hold their final tour rehearsals at Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago

22nd:  The Rolling Stones' lead single off their next album, Anybody Seen My Baby?, is released


23rd September - 12th : Bridges To Babylon North American Tour (1st leg).

23rd: Stones start Bridges To Babylon tour at the Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois

25th: Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois

27th: The 23rd U.S. and 21st UK studio album, Bridges To Babylon, is released.                 

                  CD "BRIDGES TO BABYLON"  

                    Flip The Switch (MJ/KR)
                    Anybody Seen My Baby? (MJ/KR/k.d. Lang/Ben Mink)
                    Low Down (MJ/KR)
                    Already Over Me (MJ/KR)
                    Gunface (MJ/KR)
                    You Don’t Have To Mean It (MJ/KR)
                    Out Of Control (MJ/KR)
                    Saint Of Me (MJ/KR)
                    Might As Well Get Juiced (MJ/KR)
                    Always Suffering (MJ/KR)
                    Too Tight (MJ/KR)
                    Thief In The Night (MJ/KR/Pierre de Beauport)
                    How Can I Stop (MJ/KR)

27th: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio 
30th: Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Canada

2nd: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada     
6th: Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin  
8th: Rich Stadium, Buffalo, New York  
10th: Ericsson Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina 
12th: Veteranís Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16th: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey 
17th: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey               
20th: Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro (near Boston), Massachusetts            
21st: Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro (near Boston), Massachusetts           
23rd: Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Washington, D.C.
25th: Capital Theatre, Port Chester, New York, 
26th: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee 
28th: Owen Field, Norman, Oklahoma 
30th: University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

1st: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 
7th: Sun Devil Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona 
9th: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 
10th: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 

11th & 12th: The Rolling Stones shoot a video for Saint of Me in Los Angeles.
14th: Oakland Stadium, Oakland, California
15th: Oakland Stadium, Oakland, California
18th: Oakland Stadium, Oakland, California
19th: Oakland Stadium, Oakland, California
22nd: MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada 
25th: Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
28th: Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

2nd: Silverdome, Pontiac (near Detroit), Michigan
5th: Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida 
7th: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida 
9th: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia  
Jerry Hall gives birth to Gabriel in London, England, her second son and fourth (and last) child with Mick Jagger.  Gabriel is Mick Jagger's sixth child.
12th: TWA Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

13th: Mick Jagger arrives in London, England, to meet his newborn son. He remains in England for the rest of the year.

Charlie Watts holidays in New York.



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