The Legacy of the Rolling Stones


“On 3 November the Stones bought down the house at Hammersmith Odeon, where the audience included an electrician’s mate from Bromley called Jones, later re-launched as Bowie. Five days later the band performed at Newcastle, making a lifelong fan of Gordon Summer (aka Sting). In Freehold, New Jersey an enterprising teenager Bruce Springsteen (the boss) had bought a mail order copy of Come On and was now badgering his father, named Doug Springsteen, for a guitar. Meanwhile the young Pete Townshend (The Who), backstage at St Mary’s Hall, Putney, watched Keith wind-milling his right arm over his head just as the curtain went up, ready to twang the first Chord of Poison Ivy. Townshend nicked the gesture as his own.”

‘Keith Richards, Satisfaction’ by Christopher Sandford


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