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Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 3, 2010 00:45

Hey ya'll !

Just watched the DVD portion of Ya-Yas, graciously given to me by another poster on this board. Thank you very much!

Anyone know the story behind the photo shoot? Anything at all?

Were Mick & Charlie the only band members present?
How in the heck did a group of some of the most hated (by authorities) twenty-somethings, convince officials to shut down a multi-lane highway to take pictures of Charlie on a donkey?
Was it a donkey or a mule? Is there a difference?
I gotta feel sorry for that donkey/mule. Out there in the cold, carrying Charlie AND a drum guitars, etc. I wonder what kind of compensation that poor guy/gal got.


Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 3, 2010 02:51

The photoshoot was on the Gravelly Hill Interchange, Birmingham aka Spaghetti Junction, the construction of which started in 1968 and which was opened in 1972, so they wouldn't have had to close it off to traffic in 1970.

[en.wikipedia.org]


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 3, 2010 03:04

Thanks, Deltics! thumbs up


Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 3, 2010 03:12

And it's a donkey!
A Mule is a cross between male donkey and a female horse!


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: January 3, 2010 03:16

A Mule is a cross between male donkey and a female horse!

Does things happen in the sixties..........................

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Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 3, 2010 03:16

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Deltics
And it's a donkey!
A Mule is a cross between male donkey and a female horse!

Didn't know a donkey could reach a horse.

Wow, this board is educational! >grinning smiley<


Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: January 3, 2010 03:31

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Edith Grove
Quote
Deltics
And it's a donkey!
A Mule is a cross between male donkey and a female horse!

Didn't know a donkey could reach a horse.

Wow, this board is educational! >grinning smiley<

Have you never heard the phrase "hung like a donkey"?winking smiley


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: January 3, 2010 03:44

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Deltics
Have you never heard the phrase "hung like a donkey"?

Well, over here we say "hung like a horse." I think I get it now! confused smiley


Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 3, 2010 05:07

Down here we say Hung Like Ned Kelly....!!!!!!!!!!

ROCKMAN

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: thkbeercan ()
Date: January 3, 2010 05:18

Wasn't the actual photo used on the Ya-Ya's cover taken at another time in another place?

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: stevecardi ()
Date: January 3, 2010 08:11

I want to know why Mick and Keith allowed Charlie to be the only Stone on the cover.

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Virgin Priest ()
Date: January 3, 2010 11:12

Only Charlie on the cover.

Because Charlie was good tonigt.

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 3, 2010 12:41

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thkbeercan
Wasn't the actual photo used on the Ya-Ya's cover taken at another time in another place?

I thought so too. The cover pictures where not taken at this rainy session. Anyone knows where it was finally shot?

Mathijs

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: January 3, 2010 13:05

The cover of Ya-Yas was a semi tribute to Bob Dylan. If you look at the photo you'll see the donkey adorned - a reference to a line from Visions Of Johanna on Blonde On Blonde..."jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule". They obviously didn't have binoculars to hand but used a camera instead.

Blonde On Blonde looms large in Stones mythology as it was apparently the album that was playing when the Redland bust happened in 1967. It also proved a big influence on Jagger's post Satanic lyrics helping shaping such social commentary songs such as Family, Jigsaw Puzzle etc.

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: misterfrias ()
Date: January 3, 2010 20:43

Quote
Mathijs
Quote
thkbeercan
Wasn't the actual photo used on the Ya-Ya's cover taken at another time in another place?

I thought so too. The cover pictures where not taken at this rainy session. Anyone knows where it was finally shot?

Mathijs

The cover shot must have been taken at another time. The weather was freezing for the DVD photo shoot and Charlie is wearing short sleeves on the GYYO cover.

Re: Mick & Charlie Photo Shoot on Ya-Yas
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: January 3, 2010 21:32

Quote
thkbeercan
Wasn't the actual photo used on the Ya-Ya's cover taken at another time in another place?

Wasn't the cover photo of GYYYO taken in early February 1970 in London ?


MrFrias,wearing short sleeves for a shot cover isn't a big deal you know ...this is the everyday prize for being a top model ...

Anyhow,it/this was the 1st vinyl I've bought & the 1st Stones "vinyl cover" I had between my hands ....I was amused by Charlie sitting on the donkey (sorry,but I've always heard about Charlie Watts and Jack the donkey )but most of all confused /moved by the back of the vinyl cover ....



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .



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