20th February

Stones recording at Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany – until 3rd March 1974.

28th January

Release of Stones' 25th UK Max single – Brown Sugar - BitchLet It Rock (or Rocks Off) - 208 Atlantic Gold Series Atlantic K.19107.

12th January

Release of Stones' 28th US Max single – Brown Sugar - BitchLet It Rock (or Rocks Off) - 208 Atlantic Gold Series.

15th December

Release of Stones' 27th US single - Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) b/w Dancing With Mr.D - Rolling Stones Records RS.19109.

14th November

Stones recording at Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany until 24th November 1973.


The Rolling Stones topped US single and album charts.

12th September

Release of Stones' 20th US album - Goats Head Soup - RS Records COC.59101.

6th September

Stones held press reception at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

1st September

Stones commenced European Tour – toured to 19th October 1973.

31st August

Release of Stones' 18th UK album - Goat's Head Soup - Rolling Stones Records COC.59101.

25th August

Release of Stones' 26th US single – Angie b/w Silver Train - RS Records RLS.19105.

17th August

Release of Stones' 24th UK single – Angie b/w Silver Train - RS Records RS.19105

24th July

Mick and Keith cut master of It's Only Rock & Roll at Ronnie Wood's Richmond house with Ian McLagan, Ronnie and others.

30th June

Stones filmed promo videos for Angie, Silver Train and Dancing With Mr.D in London.


Creem Magazine (US) voted Stones band of the year, best live act and best album. Bill was voted top bass player.

6th June

Stones' photo session with photographer David Bailey in London. Stones pictured with gauze around their faces.

7th April

Radio Show (6 programmes): BBC Radio 1's The Rolling Stones Story - Introduced by Alexis Korner - Producer: Jeff Griffin.

11th February

Stones commenced Australian and New Zealand Tour – toured to 27th February 1973.

18th January

Charity Show: Stones performed at a benefit concert in support of Nicaraguan Earthquake victims at Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California. At the time, it was the highest grossing rock concert ever.

9th January

Australian Government lifted ban on Stones tour.

7th January

Japan refused entry to Mick Jagger for tour because of 1969 drug offence in Britain. Tour officially cancelled.

9th December

The Rolling Stones's upcoming Japan and Australian tours were cancelled because of false press articles about Keith's problems in France.

5th December

Court Case: Arrest warrants were issued against Keith and Anita on charges of drug trafficking.
UK and US newspapers printed story that the Rolling Stones were all facing heroin charges in France.

10th October

Court Case: In the High Court, London, two lawsuits involving the Stones were settled. Eric Easton sued Andrew Oldham, Nanker Phelge Music Ltd, Decca Record Co, London Records (New York), and Allen Klein. In the second action, Mick and the other Stones sued Eric Easton.

26th July

Stones held end of tour party at St. Regis Hotel, New York with Count Basie Band and Muddy Waters Band.

25th July

Stones pre-recorded The Dick Cavatt TV Show backstage – Dick Cavatt interviewed Mick and Bill (show aired 4th August 1972).

22nd July

Robert Frank filmed sex scenes between the doctor, the baggage man, and two groupies, in the charter plane, whilst flying to Pittsburg.
During Stones stay in New York, each Stone had a heavily armed plain-clothed policeman in each suite, 24 hours per day, after receiving death-threats from the Hells Angels (Altamont).

20th July

Providence Journal filed civil suit on photographer's behalf seeking $7,500 in compensating damages and $50,000 in punitive damages from Keith, Stanley Moore, Gary Stromberg and Robert Frank following the airport incident at Rhode Island on 18th July.

18th July

Stones flew by charter plane to Boston but were diverted by fog to Bedford, then to Warwick, Rhode Island. After a fracas with a local photographer in the Customs area, Mick, Keith, Marshall Chess, Robert Frank and Stan Moore were all arrested and taken to a local jail. The Mayor of Boston eventually secured their release to play the Boston concert that evening.

15th July

Release of Stones' 24th US single - Happy b/w All Down The Line - RS Records RLS.19104.