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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: July 26, 2017 16:20





Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: Pecman ()
Date: July 29, 2017 06:35

Keep This Thread Around 4 Ever.

Best Thread Ever!!!!

Pecman

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: July 31, 2017 06:28

NEW CASTLE


June 1982: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones during a concert at Newcastle.



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: July 31, 2017 08:44

VIDEO: [www.youtube.com]

Rolling Stones Documentary - Just For The Record, The 80's

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: July 31, 2017 18:21

VIDEO: [www.youtube.com]

RS V 1982 NEW CASTLE TIME IS ON MY SIDE Rolling Stones

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: August 2, 2017 19:02

Quote
exilestones
                      

  
  Long View Farm, North Brookfield, MA

Most probably taken by Arthur Elgort.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 3, 2017 06:14

PARIS








  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
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France Mick Jagger Inspects Venue
Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones poses for photographers during a visit 
to the Hippodrome D'Auteuil in Paris, France on May 18, 1982. The Stones 
will play at the racing venue in June along with concerts in Lyon and Nice. 

(AP Photos/Herve Merliac)

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 5, 2017 19:31









I posted one of these photos before but here is a complete set.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 6, 2017 05:49

Quote
dcba
Quote
exilestones
                      
  Long View Farm, North Brookfield, MA

Most probably taken by Arthur Elgort.


Yes, it was Arthur Elgort. Here is verification:
[www.atlasgallery.com] (page 10)



Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 7, 2017 05:55



Arthur Elgort New York 1981 (Rip That Joint ;0) )



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 10, 2017 19:37

These images are credited to Arthur Elgot also:











[www.artphotoexpo.com]

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 15, 2017 20:23







Longview Farm August 1981 - Arthur Elgort

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 19, 2017 18:21

PARIS





Mick Jagger, lead singer of the rock group the 'Rolling Stones', wipes the stage after rain fell on June 14, 1982 at the Paris's Auteuil hippodrome in front of some 70,000 people from all generations. / AFP / JOEL ROBINE



Mick Jagger, lead singer of the rock group the 'Rolling Stones', performs on June 14, 1982 at the Paris's Auteuil hippodrome in front of some 70,000 people from all generations. / AFP / JOEL ROBINE






Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 22, 2017 02:19

FRANCE-MUSIC-ROLLING STONES-JAGGER



Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 22, 2017 02:26


Frankfurt

Mick Jagger in June 1982 with the Stones tour through ten German cities.

+++++++++++++++++++



Chuck Leavell early days with the Stones... with a real piano!! - Bobby Keys and Gene Barge Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne - July 5, 1982

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Date: August 22, 2017 04:10

Quote
exilestones

Frankfurt

Mick Jagger in June 1982 with the Stones tour through ten German cities.

+++++++++++++++++++



Chuck Leavell early days with the Stones... with a real piano!! - Bobby Keys and Gene Barge Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne - July 5, 1982

These last couple of posts have been sme pretty rare pics. This last one here from Cologne - I can't say I have seen those outfits by Jagger or Ron or Bill.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 23, 2017 02:02

Frankfurt 3rd Show











































Photos by Grison - July 1, 1982



Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 25, 2017 02:42

FRANKFURT 2ND SHOW


















Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 27, 2017 04:15

++++++++++++++


The Rolling Stones warmed up for their first U.S....

Sept. 15, 1981

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Rolling Stones warmed up for their first U.S. tour in three years with a concert in New England for about 300 rock 'n' roll fans.

The Stones were supposed to give an unannounced concert at Sir Morgan's Cove Monday night, but word leaked out from a radio station and from the Stones themselves who passed out tickets on streets in the afternoon.

Several thousand people waited up to six hours in a pouring rain and a cordon of police in riot gear tried to keep a path open to the club door, waiting for the Stones to show up.

Just before midnight, a camper rolled up the door, carrying the rock group from a nearby town where they have been rehearsing.

Fans screamed 'Stones! Stones! Stones!' but couldn't get even a glimpse of the group as it slipped into the small nightclub.

Police said some people in the crowd began throwing beer bottles and pushing towards the front. At least 11 people were arrested , police said.

Those who got inside were rewarded with a set of old Stones favorites like 'Jumping Jack Flash' and 'Honky Tonk Woman' and a mix of recent cuts.

The doors were left open from midnight to about 1 a.m. so the 500 or so people who remained outside despite the downpour could hear the music -- a free concert of 11 songs.



++++++++++++




The legendary Rolling Stones, preparing for their first U.S....
By BRAD LARSCHAN | Sept. 16, 1981



BOSTON -- The legendary Rolling Stones, preparing for their first U.S. tour in three years, have scrapped the idea of a weekend warmup concert in Boston because of difficulties lining up a
site, spokesmen for the rock group said Wednesday.

Word of a possible weekend concert at the downtown Orpheum Theater leaked out and by midnight Tuesday, about 75-100 Rolling Stones fans braved rain and queued outside the theater for the
night just in case tickets were available.



A crowd of rain-soaked fans wait outside the Orpheum Theater in Boston, Wednesday,
Sept. 16, 1981 after word had spread that the British rock group the Rolling Stones might
be scheduling a concert at the site. It was later learned that the group would not be
performing at the Orpheum, but that other locations in the city were under consideration.
(AP Photo/Benoit)



'Unfortunately, it is their belief that in light of the current public confusion over the scheduled concerts, the public interest would be best served by canceling these dates,' promoter
Don Law said in a prepared statement.

Law had requested a permit for concerts Friday and Saturday, but city officials rejected it saying the Orpheum has a seating capacity of 2,800 and there would likely be security problems

controlling an anticipated crowd of 25,000 fans likely to show just to get a glimpse of the rock group.

Alternate sites -- Fenway Park, the Hynes Auditorium and the Boston Garden -- were considered, but all were booked for the weekend.

The announement that there would be no concert took city officials by surprise.

Some felt it would be a slight if a Boston gig was merely a warmup for the Stones' first national tour in three years, beginning Sept. 25 in Philadelphia, rather than an actual scheduled
stop on the tour itself.

There was some speculation city officials were trying to negotiate getting Boston put into the tour's itinerary. The only New England location currently on the schedule is Hartford, Conn.,
on Nov. 7.

Wednesday afternoon Mayor Kevin H. White offered the use of City Hall Plaza if the Stones want to stage a free concert Sunday. Area radio stations offered to pay for security. White, who
was awaiting a reponse from the rock group, told reporters, 'I would like to see any large crowd on the plaza smiling.'

Joanne Prevost, head of the city's licensing board, said White had been in 'constant' contact late Wednesday with Graham negotiating the possibility of a free concert Sunday, but no
decision had been made.

'They're still negotiating. The mayor is a real Rolling Stones fan,' she said, 'but he want to be sure that if we have it, it's safe for all concerned.'




++++++++++++++


STONES MAY BE BANNED IN BOSTON
By DAVE WOOD | Sept. 16, 1981



BOSTON -- Security, not popularity, will dictate whether the legendary Rolling Stones will be in Boston for two concerts this weekend.

Boston officials were hesitant Tuesday to grant a permit to promoter Don Law for the Stones' weekend concerts at the Orpheum Theater because of a fracas at a concert at a small club Monday
night in Worcester, Mass.

'The city of Boston has reservations about a proposed Rolling Stones concert,' Joanne Prevost, executive director for consumer affairs and licensing, told a City Hall news conference late
Tuesday.

The Stones, who have been performing for 20 years, warmed up for their first U.S. tour in three years by playing to 300 fans at Sir Morgan's Cove in Worcester. Thousands of others were in
the rain outside the club, many reportedly smoking marijuana and drinking as they awaited the legendary rock group's appearance. Eleven people were arrested outside for disorderly conduct.

Ms. Prevost said Law requested a live performance permit for Friday and Saturday. But she said the troubles outside the Worcester club and bad memories of the Stones' last Boston
appearance, had a direct bearing on her hesitation to grant the permit.

The expectation of such hangers-on for a Boston concert concerns Ms. Prevost. Although the Orpheum only seats 2,800, she said officials would expect a crowd of 25,000 Stones fans to gather
around the downtown theater in hopes of catching a glimpse of the performers.

Boston Police Commissioner Joseph Jordan said at least 100 policemen would be needed to maintain security in Boston.

'If we had 100 police officers there before the crowd gets there, I think we could control it,' Jordan told reporters, adding that Law would have to foot the $9,000 bill for the needed
security.

Jordan said Law offered to pay for about 40 policemen, but that would not be enough. If Law pays, however, Jordan said it can be arranged.

He said the applications for the permit 'came all of a sudden - out of the blue,' earlier Tuesday and that there has been little time to prepare for such a large event.

Ms. Prevost said good security is a must because during the Rolling Stones last appearance at Boston Garden in 1969, 'every window from North Station to Boston Garden was broken.'

The Stones have been isolated the past few weeks at the renovated Long View Farm in North Brookfield, preparing for their tour.




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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 28, 2017 19:18

It was Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richard's bad back...
Sept. 22, 1981



BOSTON -- It was Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richard's bad back that canceled a long-awaited concert by the
British superstars this week, but the group will return in November to perform, its manager said Tuesday.

City officials, after much debate, finally granted the Stones a permit to perform Monday night at the Boston Garden,
but before details of the time of the concert and the availability of tickets could be released, the show was canceled.

But the city has been added to the Stones national tour, which begins Friday in Philadelphia, and the group will be
at the Boston Garden sometime in early November, Stones' manager Bill Graham said.

George Regan, a spokesman for Mayor Kevin White, said a concert date has been set, but he declined to make it public.

The group in the past has withheld information on the time, place and ticket availability for their shows until just
hours before they go on to avoid overwhelming crowd sizes.

Boston officials last week rejected a request for a concert permit from the Stones to stage two concerts at the
downtown Orpheum Theater. Officials said it was to small and located in an area too congested for the expected crowds.

The Stones rejected an offer by White to give an outdoor concert at City Hall Plaza.

The rock group nearly succeeded in putting on a concert at the Ocean State Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I.,
last week, but plans were scrapped after news of the performance leaked prematurely. Providence Mayor Vincent Cianci
blamed a TV station for chasing the Stones out of the city.

A possible warm-up concert in Lowell was also scrubbed last week when word of its plans was published in advance by
the Lowell Sun newspaper.




The concert that didn't happen in Boston 1981.



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 28, 2017 23:31

Stones' Boston Concert Off Again
Sept. 21, 1981



BOSTON -- City officials gave the Rolling Stones permission to present a concert Monday night, but the event
was canceled at the last minute when one of the musicians became ill, a spokesman for Mayor Kevin White said.

The spokesman, George Regan, said, however, that the superstars would perform in Boston in about a month as part of a national tour.

'Boston is now part of the national tour,' Regan said. 'There will be a concert in about a month at the Boston Garden.'

Regan said the group was to play in Boston Monday night but the show was canceled because a guitarist, who was
not identified, became ill. Regan refused to say when the group would return to Boston, but said a date had been set for their performance.

Regan said the decision to stage a Boston show was made at 6 a.m. Monday by Stones manager Bill Graham.

The location of the performance and information about the price and availability of tickets were to have
been announced sometime late Monday, only hours before the show, in an effort to control the crowds expected.

Graham reportedly is with the Rolling Stones rehearsing on a farm in the western Massachusetts town of North Brookfield.
The group has been there preparing for their national tour due to begin Friday in Philadelphia.

Boston officials last week rejected a request for a permit from the Stones to play two concerts at the Orpheum Theater.
Officials said the facility was too small and located in an area much too congested to handle the large crowds the
shows were expected to draw.

The Stones almost succeeded in putting on a concert at the Ocean State Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I.,
last week, but plans were scrapped after news of the performance leaked.




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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 29, 2017 04:12

NORTH BROOKFIELD MA



August 1981



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: stevecardi ()
Date: August 29, 2017 20:36

Quote
exilestones
FRANKFURT 2ND SHOW


















Exilestones, THANK YOU for posting this! I've always wondered if the Stones flew in the 1981 indoor arena stage for these Frankfurt shows, and now I know.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 30, 2017 06:29

                       CANCELLED!
 
        Secret Dates Kick Off Stones Tour
          Other show banned in Boston
                         by Mark Moses and Kurt Loder



Ever since August 17th, when the Rolling Stones moved into the Long View Farm recording complex in North Brookfield,
Massachusetts, to begin rehearsals for their first U.S. tour in three years, rumors had been rocketing around
New England that the band would play at least one surprise small-club gig. On September 14th, they finally did –
and proved that the Stones' magic remains undimmed after nearly twenty years.

Logistics for the show were kept as simple as possible. Three hundred tickets were distributed through WAAF-FM,
a rock station in Worcester, not far from the farm. The lucky recipients were those listeners who were found either
wearing the station's logo or having WAAF bumper stickers affixed to their cars. The site of the impromptu concert
– an earthy, Union Jack-emblazoned Worcester rock club called Sir Morgan's Cove – was kept secret by WAAF until another
station, WBCN-FM in Boston, an hour away, leaked the location. Not wanting to prompt a riot, WBCN warned its listeners
to stay away from the small Worcester club – apparently to little avail.

A crowd of approximately 1,500 to 4,000 fans lined both sides of the street outside the club for three blocks.
Worcester police – an initial force of seventeen officers soon augmented by two busloads of reinforcements – kept
the crowd off the streets and monitored access to the club from nearby rooftops. Several arrests were made
for disorderly conduct and use of firecrackers, but overall, the atmosphere was that of a woozy block party. In the
intermittent rain, hard-core fans rubbed elbows with disgruntled British and American reporters (all press had
been specifically excluded from the gig) and bemused locals (some of whom eventually drifted off to Sam's Tavern,
two doors down, to watch the Oakland Raiders play the Minnesota Vikings on TV). Crowd commentary ranged from shouts of
"Death to imperialism!" and "A media event! In Worcester!" to "C'mon, Mick, show us your underwear!"

At around 11:30 p.m., a thirty-five-foot van squeezed into the alley between Sir Morgan's Cove and a neighboring garage.
Inside were all five Rolling Stones, two auxiliary keyboardists (tour vets Ian Stewart and ex-Face Ian McLagan) and
Keith Richards' twelve-year-old son, Marlon. ("He was sort of coordinatin' security," Richards later remarked.
"Sittin' in the front of the bus, sayin' to the driver, 'Where do we meet the police escort?'")

At midnight, the Stones took the tiny stage and, powered by the unmistakable, resounding wallop of Charlie Watts' drums,
plowed through an exciting ninety-minute set that included such tried-and-true war horses as "Honky Tonk Women" and
"Under My Thumb," mixed in with more recent material ("Miss You," "Shattered," "When the Whip Comes Down," "Hang Fire,"
"Neighbors") and an assortment of such seldom-heard gems as "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Let It Bleed" and
"All Down the Line." Hot and sweaty was the word for it.

"It was extraordinary," said Gil Markle, the owner of Long View Farm, who was also on the scene. "It's a very small
place, and people were dumbfounded that they were actually seeing a legend so close up."

The Stones finished with a rousing version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash." At 1:40 a.m., their van backed out of the alley,
Jagger lifted one of the rear curtains and grinned, and then the group was gone.

"It was great," said a still-smiling Richards a few days later. "Probably better than we thought, because it was
our first gig, and technically it was real rough. Also it was so hot, and there was no air. But the audience was great;
we all had a good time and it really helped us, you know? Afterward, we knew exactly which songs worked onstage and
which ones we didn't know well enough and needed to rehearse. It wasn't a difficult gig, really. It was as if we
were playing the Station Hotel in Richmond in 1963. You don't forget those things. It was sort of like, 'Well, we did
it then, we can do it now.' "

In the days following their set at Sir Morgan's Cove, the Stones attempted to set up another surprise gig. On Tuesday,
September 15th, concert promoter Don Law applied to the city of Boston for a license for the band to play at the
2,800-seat Orpheum Theatre the following Friday and Saturday nights. This plan was rejected by security-conscious
authorities on Wednesday. The same day, Boston's mayor, Kevin White, offered to let the Stones play a free concert
at the City Hall plaza on Sunday; radio stations WAAF and WBCN encouraged this plan by offering to help defray
security costs. The Stones, however, declined. "The fun of it was gone," said a spokeswoman for the group,
"It became a political thing."

Finally, all systems seemed to be go for a concert on Saturday, September 19th, at the 3,200-seat Ocean State Theatre
in Providence, Rhode Island. The night before, however, a local television station, WLNE, interrupted a Boston
Red Sox game to leak the news. By eleven o'clock, two other stations had reported the supposedly secret gig.
The Stones canceled.

"We're just going to start the tour as scheduled, in Philadelphia on September 25th," the group's spokeswoman said
wearily. She also downplayed a story in the Hollywood Reporter that said the Stones' tour, due to run through
mid-December, would ultimately gross some $39 million – more than any previous series of concerts. "The tour may
gross $30 million," she said, "but that doesn't mean the Rolling Stones will get anywhere near that. Their
production costs are very, very high."

So high, it seems, that the group was happy to accept a partial subsidy of the tour from Jovan, the men's cologne
manufacturer. "We've never done any of that crap before," said Richards of the multimillion-dollar Jovan deal.
"But we can use the money constructively to pay for small gigs that otherwise we wouldn't have been able to do.
It's like a happy medium: Jovan is getting what they want out of it, and we're getting some cash up front to pay
for gigs that we're gonna work at a loss. I mean, with the crew and the equipment we've got, by the time
they've got the stuff in the front door of those small places, it's costin' the Stones bread, you know? That's
no way to run a tour."


This story is from the October 29th, 1981 issue of Rolling Stone.




++++++++++++

NO CONCERTS IN BOSTON OR LOWELL, STONES TURNED TO PROVIDENCE
August 21, 1981

(PROVIDENCE) — THE ROLLING STONES, UNABLE TO ARRANGE CONCERTS IN BOSTON OR LOWELL, APPARENTLY TURNED TO PROVIDENCE,
RHODE ISLAND AND APPARENTLY MET A SIMILAR FATE. A STONES CONCERT PLANNED FOR TONIGHT AT THE 35-HUNDRED SEAT OCEAN STATE
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER REPORTEDLY WAS CANCELLED LATE LAST NIGHT BECAUSE OF ADVANCE TELEVISION PUBLICITY. THE
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL-BULLETIN QUOTED A SOURCE AS SAYING THE SHOW WAS "DEFINITELY OFF". TWO PROVIDENCE TELEVISION
STATIONS REPORTED LAST NIGHT THAT THE BRITISH ROCK BAND WOULD GIVE A CONCERT. A MAN WHO SAID HE WAS A MEMBER OF
THE BAND'S ADVANCE CREW TOLD THE PROVIDENCE PAPER THE GROUP FEARED ADVANCE PUBLICITY WOULD DRAW A LARGE CROWD
THAT MIGHT CAUSE SECURITY AND SAFETY PROBLEMS. THE STONES AND BOSTON COULD NOT AGREE ON A SITE FOR A CONCERT.
AND PREMATURE PUBLICITY APPARENTLY KILLED PLANS FOR A CONCERT IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS. 9/21




Ocean State Performing Arts Center Stones Show Cancelled

++++++++++++


STONES CANCEL PROVIDENCE CONCERT DUE TO LEAKS
August 19, 1981

(PROVIDENCE) — A CONCERT BY THE ROLLING STONES PLANNED FOR TONIGHT IN PROVIDENCE REPORTEDLY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
BECAUSE OF ADVANCE TELEVISION PUBLICITY. THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL-BULLETIN QUOTES AN UNIDENTIFIED SOURCE CLOSE TO GEMINI
CONCERTS INC. AS SAYING THE SHOW IS "DEFINITELY OFF." GEMINI HEAD FRANK RUSSO SAID, "THERE NEVER WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT,
THEREFORE THERE WAS NO SHOW." TWO PROVIDENCE TELEVISION STATIONS REPORTED LAST NIGHT THAT THE ROCK BAND WOULD GIVE A
CONCERT TONIGHT AT THE 35-HUNDRED SEAT OCEAN STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. A MAN WHO IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER
OF THE BAND'S ADVANCE CREW TOLD THE JOURNAL-BULLETIN THE GROUP FEARED ADVANCE PUBLICITY WOULD DRAW A LARGE CROWD THAT
MIGHT CAUSE SECURITY AND SAFETY PROBLEMS.




+++++++++++



NORTH BROOKFIELD MA



photo by Bill Wyman

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 30, 2017 06:34

Quote
stevecardi
Quote
exilestones
FRANKFURT 2ND SHOW

Exilestones, THANK YOU for posting this! I've always wondered if the Stones flew in the 1981 indoor arena stage for these Frankfurt shows, and now I know.

I wondered if this photo was the Stones since it was an indoor concert but it was confirmed by Alamy:




Stock Photo - Audience in the Festhalle.The Rolling Stones on 29 June 1982 in Frankfurt (Germany). [www.alamy.com]

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 30, 2017 06:37


Festhalle Frankfurt

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: stevecardi ()
Date: August 30, 2017 07:18

Quote
exilestones
                       CANCELLED!
 
        Secret Dates Kick Off Stones Tour
          Other show banned in Boston
                         by Mark Moses and Kurt Loder



Ever since August 17th, when the Rolling Stones moved into the Long View Farm recording complex in North Brookfield,
Massachusetts, to begin rehearsals for their first U.S. tour in three years, rumors had been rocketing around
New England that the band would play at least one surprise small-club gig. On September 14th, they finally did –
and proved that the Stones' magic remains undimmed after nearly twenty years.

Logistics for the show were kept as simple as possible. Three hundred tickets were distributed through WAAF-FM,
a rock station in Worcester, not far from the farm. The lucky recipients were those listeners who were found either
wearing the station's logo or having WAAF bumper stickers affixed to their cars. The site of the impromptu concert
– an earthy, Union Jack-emblazoned Worcester rock club called Sir Morgan's Cove – was kept secret by WAAF until another
station, WBCN-FM in Boston, an hour away, leaked the location. Not wanting to prompt a riot, WBCN warned its listeners
to stay away from the small Worcester club – apparently to little avail.

A crowd of approximately 1,500 to 4,000 fans lined both sides of the street outside the club for three blocks.
Worcester police – an initial force of seventeen officers soon augmented by two busloads of reinforcements – kept
the crowd off the streets and monitored access to the club from nearby rooftops. Several arrests were made
for disorderly conduct and use of firecrackers, but overall, the atmosphere was that of a woozy block party. In the
intermittent rain, hard-core fans rubbed elbows with disgruntled British and American reporters (all press had
been specifically excluded from the gig) and bemused locals (some of whom eventually drifted off to Sam's Tavern,
two doors down, to watch the Oakland Raiders play the Minnesota Vikings on TV). Crowd commentary ranged from shouts of
"Death to imperialism!" and "A media event! In Worcester!" to "C'mon, Mick, show us your underwear!"

At around 11:30 p.m., a thirty-five-foot van squeezed into the alley between Sir Morgan's Cove and a neighboring garage.
Inside were all five Rolling Stones, two auxiliary keyboardists (tour vets Ian Stewart and ex-Face Ian McLagan) and
Keith Richards' twelve-year-old son, Marlon. ("He was sort of coordinatin' security," Richards later remarked.
"Sittin' in the front of the bus, sayin' to the driver, 'Where do we meet the police escort?'")

At midnight, the Stones took the tiny stage and, powered by the unmistakable, resounding wallop of Charlie Watts' drums,
plowed through an exciting ninety-minute set that included such tried-and-true war horses as "Honky Tonk Women" and
"Under My Thumb," mixed in with more recent material ("Miss You," "Shattered," "When the Whip Comes Down," "Hang Fire,"
"Neighbors") and an assortment of such seldom-heard gems as "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Let It Bleed" and
"All Down the Line." Hot and sweaty was the word for it.

"It was extraordinary," said Gil Markle, the owner of Long View Farm, who was also on the scene. "It's a very small
place, and people were dumbfounded that they were actually seeing a legend so close up."

The Stones finished with a rousing version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash." At 1:40 a.m., their van backed out of the alley,
Jagger lifted one of the rear curtains and grinned, and then the group was gone.

"It was great," said a still-smiling Richards a few days later. "Probably better than we thought, because it was
our first gig, and technically it was real rough. Also it was so hot, and there was no air. But the audience was great;
we all had a good time and it really helped us, you know? Afterward, we knew exactly which songs worked onstage and
which ones we didn't know well enough and needed to rehearse. It wasn't a difficult gig, really. It was as if we
were playing the Station Hotel in Richmond in 1963. You don't forget those things. It was sort of like, 'Well, we did
it then, we can do it now.' "

In the days following their set at Sir Morgan's Cove, the Stones attempted to set up another surprise gig. On Tuesday,
September 15th, concert promoter Don Law applied to the city of Boston for a license for the band to play at the
2,800-seat Orpheum Theatre the following Friday and Saturday nights. This plan was rejected by security-conscious
authorities on Wednesday. The same day, Boston's mayor, Kevin White, offered to let the Stones play a free concert
at the City Hall plaza on Sunday; radio stations WAAF and WBCN encouraged this plan by offering to help defray
security costs. The Stones, however, declined. "The fun of it was gone," said a spokeswoman for the group,
"It became a political thing."

Finally, all systems seemed to be go for a concert on Saturday, September 19th, at the 3,200-seat Ocean State Theatre
in Providence, Rhode Island. The night before, however, a local television station, WLNE, interrupted a Boston
Red Sox game to leak the news. By eleven o'clock, two other stations had reported the supposedly secret gig.
The Stones canceled.

"We're just going to start the tour as scheduled, in Philadelphia on September 25th," the group's spokeswoman said
wearily. She also downplayed a story in the Hollywood Reporter that said the Stones' tour, due to run through
mid-December, would ultimately gross some $39 million – more than any previous series of concerts. "The tour may
gross $30 million," she said, "but that doesn't mean the Rolling Stones will get anywhere near that. Their
production costs are very, very high."

So high, it seems, that the group was happy to accept a partial subsidy of the tour from Jovan, the men's cologne
manufacturer. "We've never done any of that crap before," said Richards of the multimillion-dollar Jovan deal.
"But we can use the money constructively to pay for small gigs that otherwise we wouldn't have been able to do.
It's like a happy medium: Jovan is getting what they want out of it, and we're getting some cash up front to pay
for gigs that we're gonna work at a loss. I mean, with the crew and the equipment we've got, by the time
they've got the stuff in the front door of those small places, it's costin' the Stones bread, you know? That's
no way to run a tour."


This story is from the October 29th, 1981 issue of Rolling Stone.




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NO CONCERTS IN BOSTON OR LOWELL, STONES TURNED TO PROVIDENCE
August 21, 1981

(PROVIDENCE) — THE ROLLING STONES, UNABLE TO ARRANGE CONCERTS IN BOSTON OR LOWELL, APPARENTLY TURNED TO PROVIDENCE,
RHODE ISLAND AND APPARENTLY MET A SIMILAR FATE. A STONES CONCERT PLANNED FOR TONIGHT AT THE 35-HUNDRED SEAT OCEAN STATE
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER REPORTEDLY WAS CANCELLED LATE LAST NIGHT BECAUSE OF ADVANCE TELEVISION PUBLICITY. THE
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL-BULLETIN QUOTED A SOURCE AS SAYING THE SHOW WAS "DEFINITELY OFF". TWO PROVIDENCE TELEVISION
STATIONS REPORTED LAST NIGHT THAT THE BRITISH ROCK BAND WOULD GIVE A CONCERT. A MAN WHO SAID HE WAS A MEMBER OF
THE BAND'S ADVANCE CREW TOLD THE PROVIDENCE PAPER THE GROUP FEARED ADVANCE PUBLICITY WOULD DRAW A LARGE CROWD
THAT MIGHT CAUSE SECURITY AND SAFETY PROBLEMS. THE STONES AND BOSTON COULD NOT AGREE ON A SITE FOR A CONCERT.
AND PREMATURE PUBLICITY APPARENTLY KILLED PLANS FOR A CONCERT IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS. 9/21




Ocean State Performing Arts Center Stones Show Cancelled

++++++++++++


STONES CANCEL PROVIDENCE CONCERT DUE TO LEAKS
August 19, 1981

(PROVIDENCE) — A CONCERT BY THE ROLLING STONES PLANNED FOR TONIGHT IN PROVIDENCE REPORTEDLY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
BECAUSE OF ADVANCE TELEVISION PUBLICITY. THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL-BULLETIN QUOTES AN UNIDENTIFIED SOURCE CLOSE TO GEMINI
CONCERTS INC. AS SAYING THE SHOW IS "DEFINITELY OFF." GEMINI HEAD FRANK RUSSO SAID, "THERE NEVER WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT,
THEREFORE THERE WAS NO SHOW." TWO PROVIDENCE TELEVISION STATIONS REPORTED LAST NIGHT THAT THE ROCK BAND WOULD GIVE A
CONCERT TONIGHT AT THE 35-HUNDRED SEAT OCEAN STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. A MAN WHO IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER
OF THE BAND'S ADVANCE CREW TOLD THE JOURNAL-BULLETIN THE GROUP FEARED ADVANCE PUBLICITY WOULD DRAW A LARGE CROWD THAT
MIGHT CAUSE SECURITY AND SAFETY PROBLEMS.




+++++++++++



NORTH BROOKFIELD MA



photo by Bill Wyman


Providence Performing Arts Center (formally Ocean State Performing Arts Center)

There's actually something about this venue and the Stones attempted 1981 performance here that rarely gets mentioned: the Stones had already performed there in the past. It was the site of their concert in Providence on November 4 1964 (on their second US tour), when the venue was under its original name, Loews Theatre. My cousin was at that gig.



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: stevecardi ()
Date: August 30, 2017 07:22

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Exilestones, THANK YOU for posting this! I've always wondered if the Stones flew in the 1981 indoor arena stage for these Frankfurt shows, and now I know.

I wondered if this photo was the Stones since it was an indoor concert but it was confirmed by Alamy:




Stock Photo - Audience in the Festhalle.The Rolling Stones on 29 June 1982 in Frankfurt (Germany). [www.alamy.com]

Yeah, it's weird: whereas 1981 was evenly split between stadiums and arenas, the 1982 tour was almost exclusively outdoor stadium shows, except for West Berlin (an amphitheater gig) and these three Frankfurt shows. Maybe the Berlin Olympiastadion and the Waldstadion in Frankfurt were unavailable.



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 31, 2017 05:28

Rolling Stones Resurface
By WENDY LAVALLEE | Sept. 19, 1981


NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. -- Almost two decades after the Rolling Stones first
rocked the world with their wild music and rambunctious stage shows, the
Stones are ready to roll again.

Next Friday in Philadelphia, the British rock group, after rehearsing for weeks
in recording studios at a secluded New England farm, begins a 3-month round of
concerts across the United States - their first tour in three years.

The Stones being the tour as their latest album, 'Tattoo You,' is on top of the charts.

As a warmup, the Stones played last week at a hastily scheduled show in a small
Worcester nightclub before about 300 people as police in riot gear tried to
control about 4,000 others outside.

John Cutiumbes Jr., 23, a farmer who lives 300 feet from the Stones' current
residence, was personally invited by the musicians to the concert.
'It was great,' he said.

Mick Jagger, the 37-year-old Stones leader, jogs 5 miles a day in fields near
the farm to keep in shape and on stage, Cutiumbes said, Jagger's physical
stamina is obvious.

'He's a wild man with the microphone in his hand, jumping and yelling,' he said.

He said Jagger and the other Stones -- two of them now over 40 - talked and
joked with the audience, asking: 'How are we? What do you want to hear? Are we
all right? We're a little rusty.'

'They weren't wise guys. They were cool,' Cutiumbes said.

Despite their reputation, neighbors in North Brookfield say the Stones are
quiet, down-to-earth and 'really nice.'

Few groups ever achieved the hysterical response the Stones generate from their
fans. At past concerts, bouncers had to fight fans away from the stage.

At Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in 1969 a phalanx of Hell's Angels was
hired to keep order. One fan was stomped to death in a melee.

Their reputation may have played a part in Boston Mayor Kevin White's decision
to block a concert at a 2,800-seat theater a few days ago.

White said security would be impossible in the small hall and offered to let
the Stones play outdoors at City Hall Plaza. The Stones rejected that.

Jagger admits he may have to modify his strenuous performances as he approaches
40. But he says mentally, in many ways, the Stones are locked into adolescence.

'I don't feel the responsibilities other people feel,' Jagger says. 'Being in a
rock band makes you feel more adolescent than if you worked in an IBM company
and really had to worry about your future. I'm living out my adolescence
dreams perpetually.'



+++++++++++++


Stones Skip Providence
By SUSAN E. KINSMAN | Sept. 19, 1981


PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- More than 100 frustrated rock fans waited in vain for
tickets to an unannounced concert by the Rolling Stones Saturday because
promoters called off the appearance when word leaked out about it.

The British rock superstars were ready to play a dress-rehearsal concert at the
Ocean State Performing Arts Center Saturday night to kick off their first U.S.
tour since 1978.

But Gemini Concert promoter Frank J. Russo scrapped it about 11 p.m. Friday
after television station WTEV Channel 6 broke the news officials had agreed to
keep secret until 2 p.m. Saturday.

Russo, agents for the band and city officials wanted to avoid advance publicity
for fear it would draw large crowds to the downtown theater and create
security and safety problems.

'Everyone involved was given a set of rules about how this date was going to
come off and we had 100 percent cooperation. We planned to stage what would
have been the biggest event this state has ever seen and came within 12 hours
of bringing it off,' Russo said Saturday.

'Unfortunately, one media outlet interrupted programming to announce the
Rolling Stones were coming to Providence. We never announced this band was
coming in, so there was no concert,' he said.

Between 50 and 100 people gathered in an empty parking lot shortly after
midnight and 40 more stood outside the 3,300-seat theater in hopes of getting
a ticket. They went home frustrated and empty-handed when police told them no
tickets would be available.

Publicity leaks and the threat of unruly crowds forced the Stones to abandon
plans for similar warm-up concerts in Boston and Lowell, Mass. An estimated
4,000 fans crowded outside a 300-seat club in Worcester, Mass., on Monday when
word got out the Stones would be making a 'secret' appearance. They did play
the club, but haven't played publicly since.

Russo denied the canceled concerts were an effort to generate publicity for the
group band.

'Absolutely not. The Rolling Stones don't need any more publicity. This is the
biggest tour in the world. Their efforts are with 100 percent merit and
sincerity,' he said.

The band's national tour begins Friday in Philadelphia. The only New England
stop on the current tour agenda is Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 7.

Russo said he would meet with the group within 24 hours to talk about a future
concert date for Providence. 'At present I can only hope they would consider a
date and that's all. There are no plans and no potential plans,' he said.

Russo said the scrapped agreement called for the concert to be announced at 2
p.m. Saturday with vouchers for tickets passed out in a downtown parking lot.
No one without a voucher would be admitted to the theater area where 65 city
police and 30 private security guards were to be stationed.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: August 31, 2017 16:10

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stevecardi
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exilestones
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stevecardi
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exilestones
FRANKFURT 2ND SHOW

Exilestones, THANK YOU for posting this! I've always wondered if the Stones flew in the 1981 indoor arena stage for these Frankfurt shows, and now I know.

I wondered if this photo was the Stones since it was an indoor concert but it was confirmed by Alamy:




Stock Photo - Audience in the Festhalle.The Rolling Stones on 29 June 1982 in Frankfurt (Germany). [www.alamy.com]

Yeah, it's weird: whereas 1981 was evenly split between stadiums and arenas, the 1982 tour was almost exclusively outdoor stadium shows, except for West Berlin (an amphitheater gig) and these three Frankfurt shows. Maybe the Berlin Olympiastadion and the Waldstadion in Frankfurt were unavailable.

But this picture does not show the Stones, and wasn't taken at one of the Stones gigs though.

Mathijs

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