Rolling Stones 1970s

1970

8th February

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

11th March

Film Sympathy For The Devil (originally titled One Plus One) by Jean-Luc Godard opened in US.

April

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

14th May

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

7th June

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

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.

10th July

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

31st July

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

28th August

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

30th August

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

9th September

Settlement agreement between London Record and Abkco.

26th September

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

10th October

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

6th December

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

1971

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.

3rd March

John Patsch designed Stones’ tongue logo for 50 Guineas.

4th March

Stones commenced UK Tour – toured to 14th March 1971.

26th March

Stones filmed TV Special Show at Marquee Club, London.

30th March

Stones threw farewell party for friends at Skindles Hotel, Maidenhead, Berks.

April

Rolling Stones Records chosen as the name for the new Rolling Stones label for future recordings.

1st April

Stones moved to the South of France to become tax exiles.

5th April

Stones signed worldwide recording deal with Kinney (US).

16th April

Release of Stones’ UK single – Brown Sugar b/w Bitch (Live) – Rolling Stones Records RSL.19100. Went to No.1 in the charts.

17th April

Release of Stones’ 21st US single – Brown Sugar b/w Bitch (Live) – Rolling Stones Records RSL.19100.

23rd April

Release of Stones’ 13th UK album – Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones Records COC.59100. Went to No.1 in the charts.

1st May

Release of Stones’ 16th US album – Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones Records COC.59100.

3rd May

Stones single Brown Sugar was No.1 in the UK charts.

7th June

Stones’ mobile studio arrived at Keith’s house Nellcôte in France.

12th June

Release of Stones’ 22nd US single – Wild Horses b/w Sway – Rolling Stones Records RS.19101.

16th July

Release of Stones’ album in Spain – Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones Records MRSS 591-01 (Different cover).

31st July

Stones film Gimme Shelter premiered at the Rialto Cinema, London.

31st August

Stones sued Allen Klein for $29 million, alleging he failed to represent their best financial interests.

18th September

Eight guitars, a bass guitar and a baritone sax were stolen from Keith’s house Nellcôte, while he was watching TV.

1972

6th April

Court Case: Bill Wyman attended (until 11th April 1972) Deposition in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, regarding the Stones v Allen Klein.

15th April

Release of Stones’ 23rd US single – Tumbling Dice b/w Sweet Black Angel – Rolling Stones Records RLS.19103.

21st April

Release of Stones’ 22nd UK single in UK – Tumbling Dice b/w Sweet Black Angel – Rolling Stones Records RLS.19103.

4th May

Mick phoned Bill with details of Allen Klein settlement, which was totally unfair to Bill and Charlie.

6th May

Bill called US lawyer Peter Parcher in New York and made counter offer for Bill and Charlie, which was accepted.

16th May

Stones meeting: Keith and Charlie decided Bill will look after their personal accounts.

18th May

Stones pre-recorded live rehearsal at the Rialto Cinema, Montreux, Switzerland.

22nd May

Release of Stones’ 18th US album (Double) – Exile On Main Street – RS Records COC.2.2900. Got to No.1 in the charts.

26th May

Release of Stones’ 16th UK album (Double) – Exile On Main Street – RS Records COC.69100. Got to No.1 in the charts.

3rd June

Stones commenced US Tour – toured to 26th July 1972.

26th June

Ahmet Ertegun threw party with live music for Stones in a New Orleans warehouse.

15th July

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

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.

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.

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).

25th July

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

26th July

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

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.

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.

9th December

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

1973

7th January

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

9th January

Australian Government lifted ban on Stones tour.

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.

11th February

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

1st March

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones concert film previewed in New York.

7th April

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

14th April

Bill received copy of Exile On Main Street album, and pointed out many errors on credits (which Mick had compiled) and which were never corrected.

29th April

Release of Stones’ Flexi Disc in UK (NME promotional give-away) – extracts of four tracks from Exile On Main Street.

June

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.

30th June

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

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.

17th August

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

25th August

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

31st August

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

1st September

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

6th September

Stones held press reception at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

12th September

Release of Stones’ 20th US album – Goats Head Soup – RS Records COC.59101.

October

The Rolling Stones topped US single and album charts.

14th November

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

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.

1974

12th January

Release of Stones’ 28th US Max single – Brown SugarBitchLet It Rock (or Rocks Off) – 208 Atlantic Gold Series.

28th January

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

20th February

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

9th April

Proposed press stunt for opening of Stones’ Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones film in New York was cancelled by Manhattan City Fathers.

14th April

US premiere of Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones film at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York.

1st June

Stones filmed videos for Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, It’s Only Rock & Roll (with sailor suits and foam in a tent), and Fingerprint File.

26th July

Release of Stones’ 26th UK single – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll b/w Through The Lonely Nights – RS Records RS.19114. Got to No.1 in the charts.

27th July

Release of Stones’ 29th US single – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll b/w Through The Lonely Nights – RS Records RS.19301.

12th October

Release of Stones’ 21st US album – It’s Only Rock & Roll – Rolling Stones Records COC.79101.

18th October

Release of Stones’ 20th UK album – It’s Only Rock & Roll – Rolling Stones Records COC.59103.

26th October

Release of Stones’ 30th US single – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg b/w Dance Little Sister – Rolling Stones Records RS.19302.

3rd December

Mick Taylor informed the Stones that he was leaving.

6th December

Stones recording (without Mick Taylor) at Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany until 16th December 1974.

13th December

Mick Taylor officially left the Stones to join Jack Bruce Band

1975

22nd January

Rory Gallagher spent two days jamming with The Rolling Stones in Rotterdam, Holland – until 23rd January 1975.

31st January

Jeff Beck and Robert Johnson jammed with The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam until 1st February 1975.

5th February

Wayne Perkins jammed with The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam.

23rd March

Recording session: Stones recorded with Wayne Perkins at Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany until 24th March 1975.

25th March

Stones re-mixed tracks for Black Box album at Musicland Studios, Munich, W.Germany – until 28th March 1975.

29th March

The Rolling Stones recorded with Wayne Perkins at Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany and cut a demo of Bill Wyman song’s I’m Gonna Move – which was never released.

1st May

The Rolling Stones performed live with Billy Preston and Ronnie Wood on a flatbed truck driving slowly down 5th Avenue, New York.

2nd May

The Rolling Stones rehearsed with Billy Preston and Ronnie Wood at Andy Warhol’s house in Montauk, Long Island (until 16th May 1975).

20th May

The Rolling Stones rehearsed on the Lotus Stage at an aircraft hanger, Newburg, New York State – until 28th May 1975.

31st May

Release of the Stones’ 22nd US album – Made In The Shade – Rolling Stones Records CUN.59104.

1st June

Stones commenced US Tour with Billy Preston and Ronnie Wood – toured to 8th August 1975.

6th June

Release of the Stones’ 21st UK album – Metamorphosis – Decca SKL.5212.