Bit of an intro. My name's Jerry, I live in California. I play guitar poorly and drums a bit better. Have been a Stones fan ever since I really listened to Let It Bleed in college. It was the first time I realized the Stones were more than just another rock band on the radio.
Anyhow, I'm hoping to get some help from the real folks here who know the intimate details of band history and trivia. I'm setting up a scavenger hunt with a rock and roll theme. My friends and I are going to take some time over the summer to visit the places that are important in music history. For example, in St. Louis we're going to Chuck Berry's family home and the Fox Theatre where Hail Hail RnR was filmed.
All I can think of for the Stones is Altamont. And maybe the house where Scott Cantrell died, though that's pretty gruesome. I'd rather find some better spots, like maybe a club or theatre where they performed noteworthy shows. Their first ever US show was in Bakersfield, but the hall has been town down. What else?
It could be recording studios where they worked, places they lived, places where they did something interesting or important. Weird and obscure places are good too. It could be the drum shop in Manhattan where Charlie buys his drumsticks. This thing is North America based, so we can't go to Dartford or London.
Any ideas you guys have would be hugely appreciated.
The song MEMORY MOTEL was inspired by a real Memory Motel that still exists on Long Island. The Stones rehearsed at Andy Warhol's house nearby and would then hang out at the Memory Motel because it had a pool table.
Address: 692 Montauk Highway, Montauk (Long Island), New York.
That shot of the Physical Graffiti bldg differs from the album cover. It looks like the same building for sure, but the album cover is missing one floor. Guess they photoshopped it. (back in those days, probably an exacto blade.)