As Immediate owner Andrew Loog Oldham himself once said, “There’s your truth, there’s my truth, and there’s the truth.”
With rhythm and blues steadily gaining popularity in England, fans frequented London’s Ronnie Scott’s Club in Soho, The Marquee Club in Upper Martin’s Lane and the Crawdaddy Club at the Station Hotel in Richmond.
The Stones themselves had no such questions. Indeed, in terms of sinister intent, the band’s first sessions of 1969 delivered several songs of far greater import and impact than anything on the disc they were following up — all the more so since their very subject matter is less descriptive of evil, than pregnant with it.
Former 16 magazine editors Randi Reisfeld and Danny Fields have consigned loads of photos, press releases, interview tapes, handwritten notes and other items from their personal collections for the upcoming 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction being run by Backstage Auctions starting in September. Literally saved from the dumpster are tons of never-before-seen photographic material of acts like the Jackson 5, The Beatles and the Bay City Rollers, among others.
The Yardbirds’ following was growing as word spread among fans. No matter where they played, their devoted audience would follow — and the audience brought their own excitement.
Did Mick Jagger really ruin Buzzy Linhart’s music career? The way Buzzy remembers it, Mick sent out the word he wasn’t too pleased that the latest album by his band wasn’t getting as much radio attention as Pussycats Can Go Far by Buzzy Linhart.
Was the Rolling Stones album Undercover, now 25 years old, the group’s last great record or an exercise in mediocrity?