Rolling Stones 1990s

1990

January

Bill worked on his book ‘Stone Alone’ throughout the month.

9th January

Bill and Wolfie left London and drove to Paris, France.

10th January

Bill and Wolfie left Paris and drove to Vence, South of France.

16th January

Bill’s father, who was 76 today, was admitted seriously ill to The Sloane Hospital, in Beckenham, Kent.

24th January

Bill spoke to his father in hospital for the last time.

26th January

Meeting with others discussing the Sticky Fingers Cafe.

2nd February

Ray Coleman joined Bill in Vence for three days to work on the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

3rd February

Bill heard from the family that his father was really ill again.

5th February

Bill’s father worsened in hospital. Bill delayed Rolling Stones trip to Japan. Keith and Ronnie arrived in Tokyo, Japan to a wild reception.

6th February

Mick and Charlie arrived in Tokyo, Japan from New York.

9th February

Bill heard from the family that his father’s health had improved.
 
Press conference: The Rolling Stones without Bill at the Kurahuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

10th February

Bill flew to Paris and on to Moscow, then overnight to Tokyo, Japan.

11th February

Bill arrived in Tokyo, Japan and checked into the Okura Hotel. He then joined the rest of The Rolling Stones.

12th February

Bill and Ronnie did TV, radio and press interviews.
 
The Rolling Stones held a rehearsal at the venue.

13th February

The Rolling Stones held a rehearsal at the venue.

14th February

The Rolling Stones performed at the Korakuen Dome, Tokyo to 50,000 fans – first of ten shows in a row – until 27th February 1990.

15th February

Bill attended the Michael Cooper book launch at the Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, Japan.

16th February

Bill was checking his father’s health daily with the family.

17th February

The Rolling Stones attended a CBS/Sony Records reception at the hotel after the show, where the Stones were presented with Platinum CD Awards and video cameras.

20th February

Bill’s father died at the Sloane Hospital, Beckenham, Kent aged 76.
 
Japan experienced a 6.6 earthquake.

27th February

The Rolling Stones celebrated last performance at the Korakuen Dome, Tokyo with drinks and said goodbye to everyone.

28th February

The Rolling Stones – minus Bill – and entourage left Tokyo and flew home.

3rd March

Bill and Wolfie flew Tokyo to London direct.

5th March

Bill attended his father’s cremation with family in Beckenham, Kent.

6th March

Bill left London and drove to Paris via Dover, the ferry and Calais.

8th March

Bill drove to his home in the South of France.

March

Bill worked on the ‘Stone Alone’ book throughout the month.

14th March

Bill attended the Chris Rea/Andy Fairweather Low concert in Nice.

22nd March

Press conference at the Tabernacle Club, London, where Mick unveiled plans to tour Europe as the ‘Urban Jungle Tour’.
 
Tony Lacey (from Penguin) arrived to edit Bill’s book till 25th March 1990.

27th March

Ringo Starr visited Bill at the Vence House.

April

Bill worked on the ‘Stone Alone’ book throughout the month.

1st April

Bill had dinner with Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach and others.

3rd April

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach visited with the idea of renting the house.

4th April

Bill did interviews for Denmark and Belgium, promoting The Rolling Stones’ European Tour.
 
Judith Flanders arrived to continue editing Bill’s book until 8th April 1990.

9th April

Ringo Starr called and rented Bill’s house for two months from 25th June to 25th August inclusive.

17th April

Bill bought Mandy a house in Muswell Hill, London.

20th April

Bill shot a promo video for his book ‘Stone Alone’ at his house in Vence.

25th April

Bill had dinner with Ringo Starr at La Colombe d’Or.

30th April

Bill drove to the Chateau near du Dangu in Paris to join the rest of The Rolling Stones and began rehearsals there (until 4th May 1990).

4th May

The Rolling Stones completed a photo session for the tour programme and publicity.
 
Bill left and drove to Paris for the weekend break.

5th May

Bill worked on the final editing of his book with Judith Flanders.

7th May

The Rolling Stones rehearsed at the Chateau du Dangu (until 10th May 1990).

13th May

Bill flew from Heathrow to Rotterdam, and checked into the Rotterdam Hilton with The Rolling Stones.

14th May

The Stones rehearsed at the venue in Rotterdam (until 17th May 1990).

16th May

Bill did interviews promoting the Michael Cooper book.

18th May

The Rolling Stones commenced ‘Urban Jungle Tour’ with three shows at the Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland (toured until 25th September 1990).

21st May

After the show, the Rolling Stones (minus Bill) flew on to Hannover, West Germany.

22nd May

Bill started to drive everywhere on tour rather than fly, so he drove to Hannover and joined the Stones.

23rd May

The Rolling Stones performed two show at Niedersachsen, Hannover, West Germany.

24th May

The Rolling Stones (minus Bill) flew to Frankfurt.

25th May

Bill drove to Frankfurt, stopping off at Hamlyn and enjoyed the beautiful town of ‘The Pied Piper’.

26th May

The Stones played two shows at the Wald Stadium, Frankfurt, West Germany.

27th May

The Rolling Stones (minus Bill) flew on to Cologne.
 
The artist Helwein took photos of Bill and gave him a signed litho of Marlene Deitrich.

28th May

TV Show: MM TV (Canada) – The Rolling Stones: Steel Wheels – 8pm to 10pm (Footage of 19th December 1989 Show in Atlantic City, plus 3D segment)

29th May

Bill and Wolfie drove to Cologne, West Germany to join the rest of The Rolling Stones.

30th May

The Rolling Stones performed two shows at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, West Germany.

1st June

Bill did an interview promoting the Michael Cooper book.
 
Party at the hotel for Ronnie and Charlie’s birthdays.

2nd June

The Rolling Stones performed two shows a the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany.

3rd June

The Stones travelled by night train to West Berlin.

5th June

Bill and the other Stones visited the Berlin Wall that was being pulled down.

6th June

The Rolling Stones performed at Olympiastadion, Berlin, West Germany.
 
The Stones flew by 737 charter plane to Lisbon, Portugal.

10th June

The Rolling Stones performed at the Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
The Stones flew by 737 charter plane to Barcelona, Spain.

11th June

The Rolling Stones attended the Crew Party in the hotel in Barcelona.

13th June

The Rolling Stones performed first of two shows at the Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain.

14th June

The Stones (without Bill) flew to Madrid, Spain.

15th June

Bill travelled by train to Madrid, Spain to join the rest of the Stones.

The Rolling Stones performed first of two shows at the Calderon, Madrid, Spain.

18th June

The Rolling Stones released single in Europe – ‘Almost Hear You Sigh’ b/w ‘Break The Spell’ – RS Records 655981 7.
 
Bill flew to Nice, France and went to the Vence house.

21st June

Bill flew Nice to Paris, France to join the other Stones.

22nd June

The Rolling Stones performed first of three shows at the Parc Des Princes, Paris, France.

23rd June

Bill attended the party for The Rolling Stones at Regines, Paris.

26th June

Bill did interviews promoting the Michael Cooper book.

27th June

The Rolling Stones flew from Paris to Basel, Switzerland (had a very rough flight with the the plane hit by lightning).
 
The Stones performed a show at the St.Jakob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland.

28th June

Bill travelled by train from Basel to Paris, France.

2nd July

Bill returned to London.

3rd July

Bill checked into the Mayfair Hotel and joined the other Stones.

4th July

The Rolling Stones performed first of three shows at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London.

5th July

Bill attended the Sticky Fingers’ 1st Anniversary birthday party.

9th July

The Rolling Stones flew London to Glasgow except for Bill who travelled by train and joined the others in Glasgow.
 
The Rolling Stones performed show at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland.
 
The Stones flew back to London and Bill travelled to London on the night train.

11th July

The Rolling Stones’ Cardiff show was postponed as Keith had a septic finger.

13th July

Bill heard that the next two Wembley Shows were postponed because of Keith’s septic finger.

14th July

Bill attended Mick and Jerry’s party at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London.

16th July

The Rolling Stones performed at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales.

18th July

The Rolling Stones perform at St.James Park, Newcastle–Upon-Tyne.

20th July

The Rolling Stones performed first of two shows at the Manchester City Football Stadium, Manchester.

21st July

The Rolling Stones, without Bill, flew to Rome, Italy.

23rd July

Bill flew to Rome, Italy and joined the other Stones at the Cavalieri Hilton Hotel.

25th July

Bill did two-day photo session in Rome with Steve Wood.
 
The Rolling Stones performed the first of two shows at the Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy.
 
Mick’s birthday party was held at the hotel in Rome

26th July

Bill did interviews promoting the Michael Cooper book.
 
The Rolling Stones, without Bill, flew to Turin, Italy.

27th July

Bill flew to Turin, Italy and joined the other Stones at the Palace Hotel.

28th July

The Rolling Stones did exclusive filming for SKY TV onstage.
 
The Rolling Stones performed show at the Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin, Italy (filmed for I-Max).

29th July

The Stones filmed on stage for the I-Max Film.
 
In the afternoon, the Stones flew to Vienna, Austria, and checked into the Plaza Hotel.

31st July

The Stones flew Vienna to Gothenberg, Sweden and checked into the Sheraton Hotel.

3rd August

The Rolling Stones performed first of two shows at the Eriksberg Sannegarsorten, Gothenberg, Sweden.

4th August

The Stones, without Bill, flew from Gothenberg to Oslo, Norway.

5th August

Bill drove to Oslo Norway and joined the rest of the Stones.

6th August

The Rolling Stones presented with a Gold Record (Norway) for their ‘Steel Wheels’ album.
 
The Rolling Stones performed first of two shows at the Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway.

8th August

The Stones flew from Oslo to Copenhagen, Denmark and checked into the Hotel D’Angleterre.

9th August

The Rolling Stones performed show at Idretspark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

10th August

Bill held a press conference at SAS Building for the Michael Cooper book

12th August

The Rolling Stones and their entourage flew from Copenhagen to East Berlin.
 
The Stones were filmed for I-Max onstage in Berlin.
 
TV Show: SKY TV – SKY Movies – The Stones (Live in Barcelona, Spain) broadcast from 8pm to 10.30pm.

13th August

The Rolling Stones performed at the Weissensee, East Berlin, East Germany (the show was filmed for I.Max)
 
Bill attended a party backstage for the crew.

14th August

The Rolling Stones performed at the Weissensee, East Berlin, East Germany (the show was filmed for I.Max)

16th August

The Rolling Stones (without Bill) and entourage flew from Berlin to Gelsenkirchen.
 
Bill drove from Berlin to Gelsenkirchen.
 
The Rolling Stones performed show at the Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
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The Stones (without Bill) flew to Prague, Czechoslovakia.

17th August

Bill drove from Gelsenkirchen to Prague, Czechoslovakia and joined the rest of the Stones at the Palace Hotel, Prague.

18th August

The Stones met with President Havel at the Palace in Prague.
 
The Rolling Stones performed show at Straiiov, Prague to 107,000 fans.

19th August

Bill flew from Prague to London and checked into the Mayfair hotel with the other Stones.

21st August

Bill drove Michael Cohl and others to Gedding,then on to Lavenham for dinner and back to London.

22nd August

The Rolling Stones filmed for IMax film at Wembley Stadium over two days.

24th August

Bill signed 300 copies of his ‘Stone Alone’ book sheets.
 
The Rolling Stones performed show at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (filmed for IMax).

25th August

The Rolling Stones performed show at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (which was filmed for I-Max).This was Bill’s very last show with Stones.
 
Note: On the Stones’ tours of US, Japan and Europe, the Stones played a total of 120 Shows to an audience of 7.25 million fans. An average of 60,000 per show.
 
Bill attended the end-of-tour party at the Roof Gardens in Kensington.

3rd September

Bill did an interview promoting the Stones book.

6th September

Bill did interviews promoting the Stones book

10th September

Bill received the first rough print of his book ‘Stone Alone’.

21st September

Charlie Watts called Bill and told him there were gold records for him at the Stones’ office.

8th October

Bill did interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.
 
Mick Jagger called Bill and discussed future Rolling Stones business.

10th October

Bill and Charlie Watts had a meeting with lawyer Robert Lee and discussed Rolling Stones business and future contracts.

11th October

Bill did interviews and a photo shoot promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

15th October

Bill did interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

16th October

Bill did interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

17th October

Bill did interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.
 
TV Show: BBC2’s ‘Rapide Show’ at 7.40pm for 30 minutes, featured an interview with Bill (taped in Paris 1990).

18th October

Bill did radio interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

19th October

Bill did the Terry Wogan TV Show live with Sue Lawley.

20th October

Bill did interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

22nd October

Bill did seven radio interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

23rd October

Bill did radio interviews promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

24th October

Bill attended the ‘Stone Alone’ book launch and his birthday party at Sticky Fingers.

25th October

Book (UK): ‘Stone Alone’ by Bill Wyman – Hardback; Published by Viking.
 
Bill did a radio interview, a couple of book-signings in London and filmed the Gloria Hunneford TV show.

26th October

Bill did a book-signing in London.
 
Bill flew from London to Dublin, Eire, and appeared with Gay Burn on ‘The Late Late Show’, promoting his book.

27th October

Bill did a book-signing in Dublin.
 
Bill flew from Dublin to London.

28th October

TV Show: ITV’s ‘Sunday Sunday’ – Featured Gloria Hunniford’s interview with Bill Wyman.

29th October

Bill did a book-signing in Bristol.
 
Bill did a phone interview with Billy Sloane for the Glasgow Daily Record.
 
TV Show (Eire): The Gay Burn ‘The Late Late Show’ broadcast from 5pm to 6pm, featuring a Bill Wyman interview.
 
TV Show: BBC1’s ‘The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years 1974′ broadcast from 10.55pm to 11.25pm, featuring The Rolling Stones (Repeat).

30th October

Bill did book signing at WH Smith bookstore, Birmingham.
 
TV Show: BBC1’s Trailer for the show below – Bill Wyman (live).
 
Bill interviewed by John Tainton for BBC Radio Midlands and taped an insert for the charity ‘Children In Need’.
 
TV Show: BBC1’s ‘Daytime UK’ Show ‘Pebble Mill’ from 12.45pm featured a live interview with Bill.

31st October

Bill did a book signing in Manchester, and a Granada TV interview with photos taken.
 
Charity auction at Sticky Fingers where Bill’s Stones tour jacket sold for £500, Bill’s ‘Stone Alone’ books went for £25-50, and a Pete Townshend guitar sold for £6,000.

November

Mick and Jerry went to the Himalayas and India.

1st November

Bill did a book signing and radio interviews in Glasgow.

2nd November

Bill did a book signing in London and overseas press interviews.

4th November

Bill did a press interview promoting the ‘Stone Alone’ book.

5th November

Bill did an interview for Germany promoting his book.

6th November

Bill did three radio interviews for the USA.

7th November

Bill did TV and press interviews for the USA.

8th November

Bill did a press interview for the USA.

9th November

Bill filed for legal separation from Mandy Smith

12th November

Bill did interviews for overseas TV and press at Sticky Fingers.

13th November

Bill did TV interviews for the BBC and charity, and then did a one-hour radio interview for US Radio.
 
Ronnie Wood sustained two broken legs in an accident on the M4 motorway and was treated at the Cromwell Hospital.

14th November

Bill did press and radio interviews for the USA.

15th November

Bill did press and radio interviews for the USA.

16th November

Bill did press and radio Interviews for the USA.

19th November

Bill was at the Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London, doing bass overdubs on The Rolling Stones live tracks and also the next day.

21st November

Mick and Jerry went through a Hindu wedding ceremony in Bali – later ruled invalid.
 
Bill did a press interview for the USA.

2nd December

Charlie Watts called Bill Wyman to discuss Bill’s decision to leave The Rolling Stones.

3rd December

Bill did an interview with US TV.

4th December

Bill attended a Rolling Stones meeting with the rest of the band, Prince Rupert and Joe Rascoff. They discussed the tour finances and Bill’s desire to leave the band.

5th December

Bill did interviews and photos with US TV and press promoting his book.

6th December

Bill did an interview with the US press promoting his book.

10th December

Bill received a petition for divorce from Mandy Smith’s lawyers.

12th December

Bill attended the Q Magazine Awards at the Ronnie Scott’s Club in Soho and was presented with The Stones award for ‘The Best Live Act of 1990’.
 
TV Show: ITV Channel 3’s ‘This Is Your Life’ for Jimmy Savile at 7pm, which featured Bill.

14th December

Bill did a book signing at Brent Cross, London.

21st December

TV Show: ITV Ch.3’s ‘Six O’Clock Live’ at 6pm featured Frank Bough’s interview with Bill Wyman.

22nd December

TV Show: ITV’s ‘Denis Norden’s 21 Years Of Laughter’ from 8.10pm to 9.10pm, featured Bill Wyman at the Nether Wallop Arts Festival.

27th December

TV Show: ITV’s ‘Rolling Stones Music Special’ (A Profile Of The Rolling Stones) broadcast from 3am to 4am.

TV Show: BBC2’s ‘Arena Special – 25 x 5: The Continuing Adventures Of The Rolling Stones’ from 5.10pm to 7pm.
 
TV Show: BBC2’s ‘Rolling Stones In Concert (Live In Barcelona)’ from 10.55pm to 12.25am.