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(Some Guy)   The Rolling Stones: "The show must go on"   (consequence.net) divider line
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2021-08-26 7:23:55 PM  
Good for them.
 
2021-08-26 9:40:35 PM  
Did he catch on fire?
 
2021-08-26 10:59:41 PM  
Charlie told them he wasn't touring a couple of months ago. I'm not seeing much of a change in those plans based on recent events.
 
2021-08-26 11:01:45 PM  
Keef demands more Quickenings!
 
2021-08-26 11:25:12 PM  

Mugato: Did he catch on fire?


This is NOT Spinal Tap, sir.
 
2021-08-27 12:15:05 AM  

Cafe Threads: Mugato: Did he catch on fire?

This is NOT Spinal Tap, sir.


Well, not with that attitude.
 
2021-08-27 12:36:05 AM  
They've known about how Charlie's health really was a lot longer than any of us.
 
2021-08-27 12:50:31 AM  
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2021-08-27 1:32:49 AM  
Watts told them a few months ago they had to find a new drummer.
 
2021-08-27 1:49:09 AM  
I thought that was a Queen song?

Queen - The Show Must Go On (Official Video)
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2021-08-27 2:29:22 AM  
I saw the Stones twice: 1981 (when KY102 got thousands of signatures to petition the Stones to add Kansas City, which they did, making it the last stop of the US Tour) and in 1989 at Arrowhead. I remember thinking at the 89 concert that these were some old dudes. Mick is 78 now. 78!

20-30 year old me thinks the only 70, 80 year old singers are Tony Bennett types, crooning with a piano or orchestra. On one hand, it seems wrong they are touring, but on the other hand, it seems cool they still can. I have no interest in seeing them anymore, but it seems weird that a new fan's first Stones concert is when they're pushing 80.
 
2021-08-27 3:41:23 AM  
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Might be available.
 
2021-08-27 4:48:04 AM  

MizzouGuy: 20-30 year old me thinks the only 70, 80 year old singers are Tony Bennett types, crooning with a piano or orchestra. On one hand, it seems wrong they are touring, but on the other hand, it seems cool they still can. I have no interest in seeing them anymore, but it seems weird that a new fan's first Stones concert is when they're pushing 80.


Life expectancy in developed nations has gone up about 12-14 percent in the rock 'n' roll era and close to 10 percent since your first Stones show.

And the leaps and bounds pop culture took musically between Bill Haley & The Comets and when Napster & iTunes did a number on pop radio were huge.

The equivalent of the 70-year-old singer in 1981 is a 77-year-old now.

And while that 70-year-old in 1981 was 25 and singing depression-era jazz standards on scratchy 78s in 1936, the 77-year-old today was 25 in 1959. Paul McCartney turned 17 that year.

And keep in mind, if life expectancy keeps going up at its current pace, which is likely as long as the anti-science folks don't win, Justin Timberlake, who turned 25 in 2006, will probably still be doing his thing around the age of 85 if he wants to.
 
2021-08-27 5:07:16 AM  
I love the Stones and have never seen them live but wouldn't want to now. It's not the same band.
 
2021-08-27 5:14:35 AM  

Puffyshirt: I love the Stones and have never seen them live but wouldn't want to now. It's not the same band.


The rolling stones should gather no mas?
 
2021-08-27 7:07:21 AM  

MizzouGuy: 20-30 year old me thinks the only 70, 80 year old singers are Tony Bennett types, crooning with a piano or orchestra. On one hand, it seems wrong they are touring, but on the other hand, it seems cool they still can. I have no interest in seeing them anymore, but it seems weird that a new fan's first Stones concert is when they're pushing 80.


The old blues guys will push it til they can't push no more. I saw Pinetop Perkins when he was 96.
 
2021-08-27 7:27:57 AM  

Pfighting Polish: MizzouGuy: 20-30 year old me thinks the only 70, 80 year old singers are Tony Bennett types, crooning with a piano or orchestra. On one hand, it seems wrong they are touring, but on the other hand, it seems cool they still can. I have no interest in seeing them anymore, but it seems weird that a new fan's first Stones concert is when they're pushing 80.

Life expectancy in developed nations has gone up about 12-14 percent in the rock 'n' roll era and close to 10 percent since your first Stones show.

And the leaps and bounds pop culture took musically between Bill Haley & The Comets and when Napster & iTunes did a number on pop radio were huge.

The equivalent of the 70-year-old singer in 1981 is a 77-year-old now.

And while that 70-year-old in 1981 was 25 and singing depression-era jazz standards on scratchy 78s in 1936, the 77-year-old today was 25 in 1959. Paul McCartney turned 17 that year.

And keep in mind, if life expectancy keeps going up at its current pace, which is likely as long as the anti-science folks don't win, Justin Timberlake, who turned 25 in 2006, will probably still be doing his thing around the age of 85 if he wants to.


I read that as Justin Bieber for a moment and was wondering where we could find a Walmart brand Mark Chapman. . .
 
2021-08-27 7:48:15 AM  

sno man: Charlie told them he wasn't touring a couple of months ago. I'm not seeing much of a change in those plans based on recent events.


Methinks they (including Charlie) were making contingency plans for a while.

Granted, they moved on after Brian Jones, but this is 50 years your backbeat.

/can we get LeVar Burton?
 
2021-08-27 8:02:45 AM  
Since people kept saying that Watts was like a metronome, why not just get a metronome?
 
2021-08-27 8:05:27 AM  
It's not like he spontaneously combusted, had a bizarre gardening accident, or choked to death on vomit. I'd say it is safe to go on.
 
2021-08-27 8:38:22 AM  

MizzouGuy: I saw the Stones twice: 1981 (when KY102 got thousands of signatures to petition the Stones to add Kansas City, which they did, making it the last stop of the US Tour) and in 1989 at Arrowhead. I remember thinking at the 89 concert that these were some old dudes. Mick is 78 now. 78!

20-30 year old me thinks the only 70, 80 year old singers are Tony Bennett types, crooning with a piano or orchestra. On one hand, it seems wrong they are touring, but on the other hand, it seems cool they still can. I have no interest in seeing them anymore, but it seems weird that a new fan's first Stones concert is when they're pushing 80.


As one from St. Joe who attended that concert...thank you for helping bring them to KC.

/Never expected to see KY102 in a fark thread.
// We rock Kansas City
///Three slashes for Skid Roadie
 
2021-08-27 8:39:21 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [Fark user image 850x653]

Might be available.


The LeVar Burton/Jeopardy kerfuffle keeps the money in my hand, but I'd be interested to hear him do a backbeat with some of the well-known songs before I give judgement.

/you have my attention
 
2021-08-27 8:48:24 AM  
"Mick still has to pay for all his babies! On with the show!"
 
2021-08-27 8:59:14 AM  
So they're doing Pink Floyd covers?
 
2021-08-27 9:16:19 AM  
Jagger would replace Keith if he died, and keep touring as The Stones.

Keith on the other hand, would probably retire the band and just do something else if the shoe were on the other foot.
 
2021-08-27 9:31:02 AM  
Mick can't quit. If he stops or does, the terms of his contract require that Satan collect his due. Keith will be fine, though if Satan stops or dies, Keith gets to collect his due.
 
2021-08-27 9:35:01 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: sno man: Charlie told them he wasn't touring a couple of months ago. I'm not seeing much of a change in those plans based on recent events.

Methinks they (including Charlie) were making contingency plans for a while.

Granted, they moved on after Brian Jones, but this is 50 years your backbeat.


"Oi - wot about me, mate?"
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2021-08-27 10:20:17 AM  

doctorguilty: "Mick still has to pay for all his babies! On with the show!"


Those payments make up a significant part of the World economy.
 
2021-08-27 10:43:12 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [Fark user image image 850x653]

Might be available.


I was think Dave Grohl, because ... it's Dave
 
2021-08-27 11:33:00 AM  
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2021-08-27 11:53:59 AM  
and by "long term associate of the Stones" they mean " SNL drummer who partied with Keef and Belushi and lived to tell the tale."
 
2021-08-27 11:57:36 AM  

BeatrixK: MizzouGuy:
As one from St. Joe who attended that concert...thank you for helping bring them to KC.

/Never expected to see KY102 in a fark thread.
// We rock Kansas City
///Three slashes for Skid Roadie


KC area high schools really drove that. A bunch of stoners, mostly, (and ironically) in each school were going up to every student with a legal pad asking for their signature. Most work they did in school  all year. I guess KY102 mailed them to their management/promoter.I can't remember, but it all happened while they were on tour and it happened pretty fast if I remember right.

And Mick Taylor played with them that night in KC! He had been out of the band for years.
 
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