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Exellent! But the stage was without "curtains",and it looks a bit shorter too.
Charlie, Etta James, Keith and Ronnie backstage in Cleveland Chuch Magee & Ronnie Wood photos by Michael Halsband
This review was originally published in The Plain Dealer Nov. 17, 1981. Stones Have Crowd Under Their Thumbs by Jane Scott, Plain Dealer Rock Writer Richfield Coliseum
Etta James 1981 Keith and Etta had a great friendship that Etta treasured throughout her lifetime. ++++++++ VIDEO: [www.youtube.com] In 1987 Etta James performed "Rock & Roll Music" in the documentary film Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll with Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton & Robert Cray. Keith gives Etta a big hug at the end of the song.
Boulder was a relatively smaller stadium but the screens weren't there because they were damaged by the high winds in Buffalo.
Jagger made up for it with stunts like climbing and even hanging upside down on that cargo net and climbing high up into the scaffolding and performing kinda like he did on SFTD on the '89 tour. Later that year in a Rolling Stone magazine article on the tour Ronnie said it all came together that weekend in Boulder. I think that very weekend was when the Stones became the '81 and beyond Stones. Almost like a B.C./A.D. thing.
I saw the first night at Pontiac (Detroit) with a lifelong buddy and two girls I can't
remember. People thought Iggy was getting booed in his hometown but getting booed and
having sh-t thrown at him is how Detroit audiences and Iggy relate and have '68.
Santana turned in a great set and the "punters" (as you Brits would call) them all said he
blew the Stones off.
The Stones were great though Jagger was said to have been under-the-weather the next night
("/Dee-troit was smokey gray / Nothing like the good old days / And I got this fever that
I'm fighting). You can't tell on the KBFH recording though.
My first time seeing them. At the Pontiac Silver Dome in Michigan. Iggy Pop and Santana
warmed up. Iggy came out in a mini skirt and people began pelting him with beer cups,
full...so he lasted about six songs and left the stage. Then Santana did a full on forceful
set with their entire percussion section blasting away.
The Stones came on way late. Being in High School it was a rush of adrenaline. I ignored
the fact that Mick looked ridiculous in his warm up pants and football Jersey and the fact
they sounded very sloppy. It was a rush. And I loved it. Not so much for the music, but the
Then when Still Life came out it was put in more clear perspective, that they traded their
darkness for bright commercial fanfare of the 80's. And in retrospect this was one of my
least favorite tours. . .
I was there in the front row center. i am from Michigan, but i didn't know much about iggy
pop, so i didn't know what to expect.
he showed up obviously wasted & wearing black pantyhose with no underwear. it was
disgusting. his singing was terrible. after a short time, pretty much the entire audience
was chanting f-you & some were throwing things up onto the stage. iggy starting picking
some of the things up, like apples & combs. he said something about how nice it was to
find these things on the stage & the whole band soon left the stage.
it was a really weird experience. however, Santana & the Stones were both magnificent.
the stones showed up really late, maybe after midnight. many people had passed out & we
were passing them over our heads to the security guards that were behind the barrier in
front of the stage. it seemed like there was a sea of passed out people in front of us.
I was at the Silverdome both nights. I lived in Detroit then. I was going to Wayne State
University ,and remember skipping at least one or more classes to get good seats. The first
night everyone had extra tickets and I saw people trading tickets for tee shirts. The
second night sold out that day, and NOBODY had extra tickets. They were selling tickets for
good amounts of money. Both concerts were general admission on the main floor,and general
admission in the stands.I was on the main floor on the first night, and the stands the
The second night I was running full speed down a hill toward the doors.Howevwer,when I came
to the glass doors there was a sheet of ice right in front of the glass.I had 2 choices,
either go right through the glass or slide on my butt on the ice. I chose to slide,and
almost broke my shoulder. I can still feel it sometimes to this day.
Needless to say, I now live in San Diego and the only ice I see is in my cooler with micro
beers.I hate cold weather!
Iggy was actually OK,and the people were not really booing him,but throwing anything at
him. He is the godfather of punk, and liked that. After he finished, they announced how
many combs,lighters,shoes,etc. were thrown on stage.
Afterwards Santana were really good. The Rolling Stones were by far the best band of the
evening both nights. Rumors in Detroit afterwards said that the Rolling Stones had the
flu,and some idiots started saying because of this Santana was better.That was complete
hogwash! The Rolling Stones can perform better than Santana if they were sick and
handcuffed! Mick even said that second night that it was cold in there. Well of course it
was, Detroit is freezing cold in November and December! I will be in San Diego, Detroit,
and Buffalo this summer! I love the Rolling Stones!
Rolling Stones Wembley Stadium 1982 photos by Brian Rasic
WOAF and LIB were dropped on the 82 tour, so what song was Mick Playing acoustic on ?
Exiles, thank you again for all the hard work you're putting into this thread. I've been a Stones fanatic since 1995, and I've never seen most of these pictures from the 1981/1982 tours before.
Indeed, when it comes to forum quality and activity, you've really raised the bar for the rest of us!
unknown concert 1982 - Lynn Goldsmith
Does anyone know which venue this photo was taken?
How many shows during the 1981-1982 world tour did Keith not wear his famous tattered boots?