Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (Live Hyde Park 1969)


Yes, a much younger Cro was there to see the Butterflies released, the Hells Angels misbehaving, and Mick wearing his bizarre frock. I seem to remember being rather underwhelmed by the whole affair.

Here is a reminder.

24 comments:

  1. I must have seen them a couple of years before you, on Eel Pie Island, the atmosphere was tense, the music loud, the place thrummed with the beat.

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    1. I did see one band on Eel Pie Island, but I can't remember which. My main memory of the above was the chaos.

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  2. Never did connect with the Rolling Stones, but I did see the Beatles in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, but never connected with them either.
    I think I was a late starter in regards to bands. Recently I have taken a liking to heavy metal!

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    1. Lemmy and 'Ace of Spades' has always been a favourite.No, I wasn't really a Stones fan either, I only went to the above because it was free!

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  3. I was in Kew Gardens that afternoon having driven to London in a Hillman Imp with a friend and her older sister. We were in Kew while the sister went for an interview for a job as an au pair abroad somewhere, might have been Saudi. My friend and I were sulky on the way back because we wished we had gone to Hyde Park instead.

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    1. It was very chaotic, and the Angels started fighting. The best bit was the huge speakers that were placed around in a circle behind the audience; at times they staggered the sound from speaker to speaker, so that it went around in circles. At the time it was quite magical.

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  4. I was there.... right at the back, not that that matters../
    In the film of the concert, at the beginning, the camera pans round the audience... in the background is a line of trees...and somewhere there.... is a little, young me!!
    Living just outside London in those days meant that concerts like this were in budget [free and get-to-able by tube!]
    And the speakers were behind the "expected" audience... they were still in front of the rest of us!! The paupers!!!!

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    1. I was right up at the front; probably not the best place to have been. I didn't stay too long, it was very loud.

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  5. I saw the Stones in the 80’s. What I remember most was the audience who were very stoned.

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  6. Bugger. I would have enjoyed hearing Jumping Jack Flash, but not available in your country. What a joke. I am sure I can find it.

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    1. I wonder why? Some things baffle me!

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  7. And look at Keith! I am still a Stones fan. When I was younger there was an endless debate of Stones vs Beatles.

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    1. I was more on the side of The Beatles.

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  8. My husband got second row seats, center, to see the stones, probably early 90’s. I was underwhelmed, too. My Mother listened to them when I was young, on a turntable, of course!
    Debbie

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    1. Some bands are better on record than they are live; I think The Stones were one such.

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  9. Strange to think they are still performing. My sister went over to a Barcelona recently to watch them

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    1. I don't think I'd bother these days. A final flourish maybe?

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  10. Not available in my country .... paah!!
    I saw the Rolling Stones in 1982 in London...at Wembly Stadium... great concert... opening act J Giels band...they were all late coming on due to a massive thunderstorm but it was a great concert....I thought I was the bees knees for years as I had been to a "Stones" concert... Haha

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  11. look at Rambert on utube, look for little red rooster...they interpreted a whole LP...marvellous music and dance

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