3rd March

John Patsch designed Stones' tongue logo for 50 Guineas.

16th February

Court Case: At Alameda County Superior Court in California, Alan David Pissaro (a Hells Angel member) found Not Guilty of murder of Meredith Hunter at Altamont on 6th December 1969.

6th December

Stones' Gimme Shelter film premiered at the Plaza Theatre, New York.

10th October

Melody Maker revealed there was a band called the Rolling Stones in 1932.

26th September

Release of Stones' 15th US album - Get Yer Ya-Yas Out (Live) London NPS.5.

9th September

Settlement agreement between London Record and Abkco.

30th August

Stones commenced European Tour in Sweden – toured to 9th October 1970.

28th August

The Rolling Stones Blue Book book was published in France, Germany and Italy – full of errors.

31st July

Stones' contracts with Decca Records (UK) and London Records (US) expired.

10th July

Marshall Chess made General Manager and Trevor Churchill Label Manager of Stones Record label being formed.

10th June

Stones meeting with Prince Rupert Loewenstein. Agreed to spend 21 months out of UK to clear up tax affairs and negotiate new record deal.

7th June

Photo Session: David Bailey re-shot the Charlie and donkey photos for Stones album cover.

14th May

Press revealed Brian Jones died leaving debts of over £190,000.


Immediate Records, the record label started in 1965 by Andrew Oldham, announced its bankruptcy, with debts close to £300,000.

8th February

Photo Session: Charlie and a donkey for Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out album cover - (rejected).