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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: October 11, 2020 20:59

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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: October 11, 2020 21:55

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: October 11, 2020 22:01


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: October 12, 2020 17:35

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: October 12, 2020 19:17


If that’s SF Saturday, I’m pretty sure I’m the 32nd guy on the left.
Thanks for the BAM memories

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: Kennedy ()
Date: October 12, 2020 20:20


If that’s SF Saturday, I’m pretty sure I’m the 32nd guy on the left.
Thanks for the BAM memories

Cool shirt!

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 12, 2020 23:06

That was one of the best articles to ever come out of that local music rag, Bay Area Music (BAM for short). For years it was a give away hardly worth the price but every once in a while, BAM! (npi), they would print something monumental.


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: October 13, 2020 21:22

I can't get enough of the reviews from back then. Really cool and nostalgic.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: October 20, 2020 02:03

Tempe Was Part of The Rolling Stones' History 38 Years Ago

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones perform in 1981 at ASU (Arizona State University)

The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band had been at it for nearly 20 years.
They reinvented themselves without self-destructing or sliding into
irrelevancy. Let's Spend the Night Together, the 1983 concert film directed by
Hal Ashby, marked this transitional period in the band's timeline. Tempe was a
part of it. Over half the movie is from the December 13, 1981, show at Sun
Devil Stadium.

With The Rolling Stones returning to Phoenix for the first time since 2006, it
would be a good time to collate what everyone remembers from that day. People
remember all sorts of crazy things almost four decades later.

Here is an approximation of what happened before and after the show to start
you up.

(Editor’s note: Some quotes have been condensed and edited for brevity and

Spectators look down on Sun Devil Stadium as the Rolling Stones perform
during their concert on Dec. 13, 1981

Please Let Me Go!

There was so much excitement whipped up by the Stones that even underage fans
wanted to go. In one case, a mom and her twin sons camped outside all night
outside of Rolling Stone Records at Tower Plaza to get tickets when they went
on sale.

My brother, Stefan, and I were in grade school, but really wanted to go. We
figured it was a once-in-a-lifetime event as the Stones probably wouldn't be
around that much longer and seeing them now would be a big deal years from now.
However, my mom thought we were too little to go, so she offered to tag along.
My mom had been to a Beatles concert in '63, so we knew were in good hands!

So, we had to camp out for tickets because that is how it was done back then
for really big-name musical acts. A tumultuous, sleepless night on hard cement
followed, but we all felt like released hostage survivors when it was all said
and done. It was pretty festive, but wouldn't want to do it again.

Disappointing there were so many like-minded ticket scalpers outside Sun Devil
Stadium on the big day. I remember one guy had a stack of about 100 and was
looking pretty desperate to unload. At that point, sleeping outside all night
began to look like a complete waste of time. — Alexander Pietrzak, attendee

A man offered my mother cocaine and she politely declined. The tickets were
$17.25, a scandalous price at that time. — Stefan Youngs, attendee

We got a great place in the stadium, but when the concert started everyone
stood up and pushed forward. I had to hang on to the twins by their coats so we
wouldn't get separated and had to work our way further back so that they could
see. It was an amazing experience they and I have never forgotten!
— Lee Wright, mother and attendee

The following year, we somehow got passes to see the Hal Ashby documentary at
Harkins Camelview 5. Since I knew exactly where we had been standing and that
my mom had very blonde Marilyn Monroe hair, it was actually fairly easy to
spot us a number of times up on the big screen.
— Alexander Pietrzak

Concertgoers use binoculars to peek at the stage during the Rolling Stones
sold-out show at Tempe's Sun Devil Stadium on Dec. 13, 1981.

I camped out all night with friends at Gammage to buy tickets. I was 15 years
old at that show. Nosebleed seats ... had a buddy sell his ticket on the way
to the show for more than he paid for it to a church trying to convert him. He
went to their church for a couple of hours, then walked back to the stadium.
Bought a better ticket for a lower price from a scalper. Then told me that God
wanted him to have a better seat.
— Larry Mac, future radio personality and attendee

1981: Singer/songwriter Joe Ely poses with his band in 1981.
(Photo by Janette Beckman)

If You Start Me Up I'll Never Stop (Booing)!

I remember being frustrated that the opening acts were not the "big name" bands
we had hoped for (namely The Clash). George Thorogood and Joe Ely were what we got.
— Alexander Pietrzak, attendee

The crowd chased Joe off after only a few songs. He was great, but the crowd
was having none of it. George fared a lot better. We stayed up late the night
before because we were making our own custom concert T-shirts to wear to the
show, which was awesome. Stadium shows in Tempe just weren't that common in
those days. It all seems quaint and nostalgic now. — Dave Insley, future lead
singer of Dave Insley's Careless Smokers and attendee

Bill Graham was the tour promoter for the Stones then. I had had just started
doing arena shows the year before, but had been promoting shows since 1977.

Bill and I were friendly, and I went to him and said, "Are you gonna do show
announcements today?" He said, "Of course." So I said, "Would you mind giving
a little pop for my Devo show at Veterans Memorial Coliseum coming up?" He
said, "Sure, no problem." He was excited that he had something local to talk
about. He went up there and said Devo and got the biggest boo I ever heard for
a show announcement. Maybe they hated that Devo version of "Satisfaction,"
because they did destroy that one pretty good. Bill was amazed. He said,
"Where I come from, Devo is a pretty big band." And I said, "Not in front of these cowboys."
— Danny Zelisko, concert promoter and attendee

Spread Out the Oil!

This tour marked a turning point in corporate sponsorship when Jovan Musk paid
$1 million to the band to put its company name on tickets and merch.

James Vail, a 26-year-old account executive, engineered the agreement. "Jovan's
image matches the Stones' almost identically," he reasoned. "They're young,
aggressive, their products are controversial, innovative."

This tour and film also marked the beginning of the Benetton Stones. The band
were decked out in primary colors. Bill Wyman couldn't even blend into the
background wearing a canary yellow suit. This garish transformation would reach
its I-can't bear-to-look zenith with the covers of Dirty Work and She's the
Boss, Jagger's solo effort.

The tour was so hyped up we even sent away for a Jovan tour poster in People
magazine. I remember it was very pastel related, a lot of abstract art, too,
like a big, horrible pink skateboard that looks like it was painted by a
monkey. It was hideous. — Eric Braverman, future founder of Heavy Metal
Television and attendee

One backstage attendee brings up a curious sighting. She swears she and a
friend saw Andy Warhol getting in a white van and driving off, not even staying
to watch the show.

We were backstage because we knew someone who worked that concert. My friend
and looked at each other, and we’re both in shock about Warhol. It was one of
those moments when you questioned if that really happened. We found out later
he designed the artwork and stage. We were more excited about him than seeing
The Rolling Stones walking around. — Jamie Ferrari, attendee

Everything written about the tour credits a Japanese designer, Kazuhide
Yamazaki,, with the stage and tour artwork. Warhol's published diaries have
him in New York watching Apocalypse Now on TV the night of the show. The night
before, he'd been to dinner with Bianca and Jade Jagger. Maybe working with
Bianca's ex was verboten and he didn't want his involvement known. And there's
not a whole lot about Yamazaki online beyond some prints he made in the early
'80s. So, has anyone has ever actually seen Andy Warhol and Kazuhide Yamazaki
in the same room?

Run Like the Wind at Double Speed!

In Gimme Shelter, the Stones lurched into a chilled-down version of "Under My
Thumb," the only time that Jagger ordered an audience to sit down. Infamously,
the songs ended with Meredith Hunter, a black man in a lime green suit,
pulling out a revolver and aiming it at the stage before being stabbed to death
by Hell’s Angels.

Here, the group make the track the show opener and somewhat to its 1966 album
Got LIVE If You Want It! speed. What you lack in the screams of teenage girls
and the chair smashing of teenage boys, the Stones more than made up for with
hundreds of balloons in primary colors. And a pink stage!

Jagger and Richards were not getting along at this point, so you don't see any
of the iconic Glimmer Twins sharing the mic. It's as if the elaborate stage
ramps were designed to keep the duo as far away from each other as possible.

I had obstructed-view tickets. Last-minute promoters/venue moved the stage
back, and my obstructed-view seats became very near front row. I was a naive
young man. Not well versed in rock 'n' roll. From the second Keith came out, I
was blown away, mesmerized the entire concert.
— Lawrence Zubia, future singer of The Pistoleros and attendee

Mick must have run five miles or more throughout the show. Ronnie and Keith
were their usual selves, acting like they were having the time of their lives,
which was awesome to see. — Mike G. Murphy, future singer and attendee

Some drunk kid in the seats behind us threw up on my friend's back.
— Jo Dina, attendee

I'll Take You Places That You've Nevah, Nevah See!

The lines for the girls' bathroom were so long that some of us brave rebel
girls used the men's bathrooms. That was unheard of then. I am pretty sure
attending ASU football games, I tried that and was quickly escorted out for such behavior!
— Linn Norgaard, attendee

I worked for Bill Graham. One thing with Bill is you multitasked. I did
backstage security, grid work. That particular show, I was in charge of the
paint crew. Here's what we did: We took Legend City's estern town and moved it
backstage and set it up. We painted it with the Tattoo You vibe of that tour.
When you do that show, it would take a week to set up. Bill would pick
different themes with every location and this show's Western backstage area
was for the band, friends, and celebs. Everyone on the show was dressed in
Western garb. The Stones didn't do a soundcheck. They didn't need it. They
came in the night before they played soccer in the stadium. One thing the
Stones would do is they would meet the crew. They'd high-five you and whatnot.
Bill encouraged that. — Mike Odle, then-musician with The Nervous and part o
Bill Graham Presents local crew

My friend Jeff had a backstage pass from his friend Mark who was the
coordinator for all the medical staff. He remembers sitting at the 50-yard line
at 11:30 p.m. (the night before) with a pair of field glasses watching a limo
pull into the field and Mick and Keith getting out with two black supermodels
and someone who looked like Bill Graham. Another thing he remembers is that
the show took a long time to start because Mick was wasted and they had to
Narcan him.

— Maggie Keane, future muralist and friend of attendee

The Honky Tonk Women!

Estimates vary, but there were anywhere from 80 to 100 girls selected from ASU
to dress up like saloon whores and floozies. If you look closely, one of them
is Jerry Hall, Mick's then-girlfriend of several years. There's one memorable
bit during "Honky Tonk Women" when Hall throws a pile of fake money at Jagger.
He walks by and doesn’t even look at her.

I do remember that Mick ignored her. It seemed like she was there to keep him away from the dancers.
— Jamie Ferrari, attendee

I was a Honky Tonk Woman. We had to audition in the ASU gymnasium, basically
just stand there and then turn around and be fitted for a costume. I was stage
left, in a fuchsia pink dress with platinum hair done up high and had a lot of
purple eye shadow. We were kept backstage for the show and I got my picture
taken with Mick on the buggy. — Dori Stevens, Honky Tonk Woman and attendee

The girls had a four-hour layover because they had to wait through Joe Ely,
George Thorogood and The Destroyers, and then the Stones. So they were milling
about, so we got them a couple of kegs and brought them backstage. We had a
jail backstage, and Mick went in the jail and the girls took pictures and
video with him and whatnot. But the girls started getting a buzz; some of the
girls couldn't make it up the stairs to get on stage because they'd been
drinking that beer for four hours.
— Mike Odle, Bill Graham Presents crew

I seem to remember seeing vodka and Quaaludes backstage. I drank beer.
— Dori Stevens

Partying with the band.Dori Stevens

You Make a Grown Man Cry!

Before setting off $100,000 in fireworks, the show concluded with an encore of
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" featuring Jagger in a cherry-picker tossing out flower
petals, because that's what one does in any crossfire hurricane.

I looked up, and he was about 10 feet from me. I thought, "Wow, he sure looks
old." Of course, I was 16 at the time, and anyone over 40 was ancient to me.
— Lisa Kelley, attendee

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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: October 28, 2020 23:56


Joe Ely Band Opens for the Stones in Tempe 1981

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 28, 2020 23:58

Joe Ely shots Fanks exile


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: November 4, 2020 00:59


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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: November 6, 2020 00:59


The Rolling Stones made no local appearance during their two-day gig in
Pontiac’s Silverdome, but one member of their entourage took advantage of the
opportunity to pick up some musical advice from famed blues singer Sippie
Wallace of Detroit and U-M music professor Jim Dapogny Tuesday.

Dapogny, an expert on blues and jazz, has been playing piano for Sippie in many
of her appearances lately.

Pianist Ian Stewart, touring with the Stones, called Sippie’s manager and asked
to meet the pair and hear some of their recent work. The meeting turned into a
three-hour jam session, Dapogny said.

“He listened to some of our tapes, and Sippie played and sang for him,” said
Dapogny. “Then he asked me to show him some piano licks he’d heard on the
tapes, and we traded ideas back and forth.”

Sippie with John Mayall: [] "Uncommon to see Mick Taylor with a Fender"

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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: November 8, 2020 23:21

AT HEATHROW AIRPORT is Bill Wyman going from Nice to the
Rolling Stones tour rehearsals at Long View farm.

August 10, 1981

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: November 15, 2020 23:28

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