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Exhibitionism – The Stones own history. Tickets available July 10th.

So it’s come to this, The Rolling Stones putting themselves into a museum, or at the least the Saatchi and ten other galleries around the globe. This clip with Charlie Watts as frontman says it all.

EXHIBITIONISM will be the most comprehensive and immersive insight into a group described by critics as ‘The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band’, taking over nine themed galleries spread across two entire floors at the Saatchi Gallery on King’s Road, London. Tickets for EXHIBITIONISM go on sale to the public next week on Friday 10 July 2015 at 9am via www.stonesexhibitionism.com and 10am from the Saatchi Gallery.

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1973 – In Excess

Michael Walker defines a gray area in the history of Rock music with What You Want Is in the Limo : On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born. This NPR interview gives a nice overview of the Walker’s insights.

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From Oi! to Oy! in a single step

Rock jumped the shark in 1973, as big money proved a death knell to 60’s idealism. To put it another way Rock lost its artistic mojo :-(

Think Rod Stewart’s ’73 release Atlantic Crossingin contrast to his work with The Faces a year earlier – possibly the greatest rock show ever:

 

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THERE Music – 1996

Multimedia roots music throw-down

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“Amy” – July 10th, Weller & Winehouse

For a British soul music refresher check out Paul Weller and Amy Winehouse on these two cuts. Weller, aka the Modfather, a British R&B and rock legend since his debut with The Jam in 1977, has the pipes. But his songwriting and singing chops are upstaged by Winehouse who won 3 Ivor Novello Awards to Weller’s 1 despite her tragic death at 27. The Winehouse bio Amy opens in theaters worldwide on July 10th. A classic duet!

Don’t Go To Strangers

But Grapevine has the groove

 

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