Rolling Stones

A rare Charlie Watts outing

Charlie Watts comes out to play with Keith Richards and me. Handling the boredom on the road of planes, trains and limos with another form of travel-horseback. Photo by Gered Mankowitz This was one of the rare occasions when Charlie Watts wasn’t on the phone with his wife, Shirley and came out to play with …

50th Anniversary for Gimme Shelter, the film

Fifty years ago, Gimme Shelter, the film, was released. Usually this time of year I am posting how the Rolling Stones didn’t hire the Hell’s Angels but that was validated in last years Washington Post Altamont anniversary article. Now my next challenge–I read a lot of articles that allude to Gimme Shelter being a planned …