Keith Richards is holidaying in the Caribbean

The Rolling Stones hold a new "summit" meeting in Paris, France to discuss future plans.


The first of three CD singles box sets, "The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1965," is features 12 CDs beginning with the studio recordings from the spring of 1963.

5th: A rare live recording of the Rolling Stones performing at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond 1963 goes on sale at Christie's. It was recorded by Paul Lukas who was bass player with the Tridents (Jeff Becks band at the time) on a clockwork tape recorder. Songs on the tape include "Route 66", "Pretty Thing", "Our Little Rendezvous", "Diddley Diddley Daddy" and "Money" among others

25th: Mick went to see cricket at the Lord's cricket ground, London, in the first day of the first Test match between England and New Zealand.

29th: The Rolling Stones' concert DVD Toronto Rocks, from the July 30, 2003, Downsview Park festival, is released.

Charlie Watts undergoes radiation therapy for throat cancer in London, England

Ron Wood undergoes another alcohol rehabilitation bout at London's Priory Clinic

14th: Charlie Watts is being treated for throat cancer. He is nearing the end of a six-week course of radiotherapy in London, being in "good form", walking to hospital for his treatment. Charlie is expecting to make a full recovery and start work with the rest of the band later in the year.

27th: The compilation "Jump Back", originally released internationally in 1993,released in North America for the first time. It has been digitally remastered and enriched with track-by-track liner notes from Mick and Keith.


Mick Jagger & Keith Richards are writing songs for the next Rolling Stones album.

11th: "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" will play in more than 50 movie theaters across the United States a day before the DVD hits stores. The screenings are being organized by Regal Entertainment, which owns the Regal, Edwards and United Artists theaters


18th: Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart's soundtrack album to Alfie is released

26th: Keith Richards has signed-up to play Johnny Depp's dad in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies

1st: The Rolling Stones' 8th live (double) album, Live Licks, is released.

2 CD's "LIVE LICKS"   Recorded live on the Licks 2002/2003World Tour. 
 Brown Sugar (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Street Fighting Man (MJ/KR) -Twickenham 24.8.2003
 Paint It Black (MJ/KR) -Twickenham 24.8.2003
 You Can't Always Get What You Want (MJ/KR) -Twickenham 24.8.2003
 Start Me Up (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 It's Only Rock'n Roll (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Angie (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Honky Tonk Women (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Happy (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Gimme Shelter (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Satisfaction (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Neighbours (MJ/KR) -Paris 11.7.2003
 Monkey Man (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Rocks Off (MJ/KR) -Twickenham 24.8.2003
 Can't You Hear Me Knocking (MJ/KR) -Los Angeles 4.11.2002
 That's How Strong My Love Is (Roosevelt Jamison) -Paris 11.7.2003
 The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington) -Paris 11.7.2003
 Beast Of Burden (MJ/KR) -Los Angeles 4.11.2002
 When The Whip Comes Down (MJ/KR) -New York City 18.1.2003
 Rock Me Baby (William Broonzy/Arthur Crudup) -Los Angeles 4.11.2002
 You Don't Have To Mean It (MJ/KR) -Los Angeles 4.11.2002
 Worried About You (MJ/KR) -Paris 11.7.2003
 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Bert Russell/Solomon Burke/Jerry Wexler) -Los Angeles 4.11.2002

The Rolling Stones hold recording sessions for their next album, A Bigger Bang, their first full album since 1997's Bridges to Babylon, at La Fourchette in PocÚ sur Cisse, France.

Mick Jagger holidays in Mustique

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