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Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: May 2, 2022 18:03

I was listening to Stones on Spotify...
The band shot pictured below stays on the screen for all Stones songs of all eras:


I wondered... unlike other former Stones, both alive and not, Charlie remains "in the picture"...
Why only Charlie and not other former Stones?

Maybe it's because ...
Of all past band members, only Charlie died while still an official Rolling Stone.

Brian died shortly after he left the band... his "slot" was replaced by Mick T.
Mick Taylor's "slot" was replaced by Ronnie.
Bill retired... resigned... and was not replaced officially, as Brian and Mick T. both were.
Stu, of course, was never an official member.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: May 2, 2022 18:22

That sounds as if they act upon a strategy so consistent as if devised at the very beginning. My take is that it's completely different everytime. This time they're hanging on by a thread and probably dread the idea of being three on an official goup photo

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: rogerriffin ()
Date: May 2, 2022 18:24

Charlie is (was) one of the main associates in the firm, also in the image of the brand.

And as you said, is the only Rolling Stones member in active died...


Stu was not only an official member (not in the image on the brand and band) was the founder member with Brian.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: May 2, 2022 18:57

The other members you're referring to have not been Stones for decades. Bill Wyman, the most recently departed, is 30 years a non-Stone. Half the life of the band.

Charlie was integral through all the eras and has only been gone a matter of months, and may even still appear on a new album should that arise.

What a cold thought that he'd be erased from the band so quickly.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: StonedRambler ()
Date: May 2, 2022 19:18

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schillid
Why only Charlie and not other former Stones?
Because all the other one's either quit (Bill and Mick T.) or were kicked out (Brain).

Why the hell should you include members that quit in your promo images?

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: May 2, 2022 19:30

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StonedRambler
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schillid
Why only Charlie and not other former Stones?
Because all the other one's either quit (Bill and Mick T.) or were kicked out (Brain).

Why the hell should you include members that quit in your promo images?

that's the point

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 2, 2022 19:33

Who cares? Bill was in the good part of the band, the artistically productive part. Bill was never replaced with a bass player of equal or better talent. Mick Taylor presided over their best years. He was replaced with an adequate player who stayed true to the Stones' sound. Ian Stewart played with them whenever he damn well felt like it, and added that Johnnie Johnson sound to their earliest songs. And Brian lit the fuse.....then added to their artistic heights before flaming out. They're all part of the Rolling Stones, plus Nicky, Billy, Bobby, even Jack Nitzche.

But they are not part of the Rolling Stones' Greatest Hits conglomerate. So what? It would just be playing the same 18 or so songs over and over and over, making bucket listers happy.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: StonedRambler ()
Date: May 2, 2022 20:03

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schillid
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StonedRambler
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schillid
Why only Charlie and not other former Stones?
Because all the other one's either quit (Bill and Mick T.) or were kicked out (Brain).

Why the hell should you include members that quit in your promo images?

that's the point
Then what's your question?

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: May 2, 2022 20:24

Stu .. not an official member of the Stones ?
..bet you’d get a lot of argument from Keith about that ..

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: May 2, 2022 20:45

besides it's cool they got that blue checkmark so we know they're legit

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: May 2, 2022 20:47

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Then what's your question?

already answered ... didn't ask you a question

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: StonedRambler ()
Date: May 2, 2022 21:14

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schillid
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Then what's your question?

already answered ... didn't ask you a question
Obviously you was asking that one
I wondered... unlike other former Stones, both alive and not, Charlie remains "in the picture"...
Why only Charlie and not other former Stones?

Which led me to the quesion why you even think about the others being not included. They quit a long a long time ago, so it's clear that they would not have a picture with them on their Spotify.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: May 2, 2022 21:25

I asked myself ... then I answered myself.
I wasn't asking anyone here. have a nice day stoned.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: May 2, 2022 21:29

Without Charlie, they have simply become the *Stones - a much lesser version of what they once were.
Keeping Charlie in the picture is a nice tribute, and gives the band a bit more credibility.

Hoping the Charlie tribute will continue for the upcoming tour, and they keep his photo in all releases forever.
Pray they don't ever attempt to erase Charlie from the history of the band as they do with Bill...

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-05-02 21:30 by Hairball.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: May 2, 2022 22:03

Hi Hairball .. I was just on another post on another platform about Bill and the airbrushing out .. he apparently chose to have that, for new releases he wasn’t involved in
not sure if what I read is accurate though ..

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: StonedRambler ()
Date: May 2, 2022 22:20

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schillid
I asked myself ... then I answered myself.
I wasn't asking anyone here. have a nice day stoned.
Sorry, didn't know this was supposed to be a monologue only.

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: May 2, 2022 23:20

you know we see this question asked a lot about bill not being in images on new releases etc.

perhaps someone who's able to should ask bill

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: May 2, 2022 23:57

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StonedRambler
Sorry, didn't know this was supposed to be a monologue only.

That's okay, no worries

Re: Charlie Will Remain in the Picture
Posted by: floodonthepage ()
Date: May 3, 2022 01:57

That picture makes sense for something like Spotify, but for any touring going forward it seems they really should start using a promo shot of the three of them...for the same reason The Who don't have a picture with Keith and John. The band now is the three of them, sad as it is to say....so that's who people are going to see at the show.

But that is not airbrushing him out like what happened with Bill and the Rarities CD, that's a different issue which seems to be well documented on this forum, and does truly seem to be a contractual decision vs. a petty one.

Airbrushing Charlie out of pictures would absolutely be wrong and I think they'll never do it......but having that 4 shot picture as the image on ticketmaster for example would be strange now......but having it as the image on Spotify, XM, etc, etc....of course Charlie should be in the photo.



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