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Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: December 15, 2005 05:58

There is an auction going on right now for incredible footage of when Keith got elecrtocuted during "Last Time" in -64 or '65. The film is by one Michael peart and it is going for 5,250 $ right now. The site is called IORR.com; it is an auction place. Big spenders...When one sees this footage it is incredible. It is like something from Poltergeist. Sparks flying everywhere once Keith's guitar touches the live mike. Jagger rushes over and tries to pick Keith up and then...I can't see what happens then. Damn! Well ..we know that Keith made it and is still bothering us today.. LOL.
If one wnats to see it you have to find the auction site called It's only rock;n roll.com

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: gut ()
Date: December 15, 2005 06:07

Damn, I never knew this even existed. Eerie for sure...I wonder if Keith knew it existed?

#......Go ahead....Bite the Big Apple....Don't mind the Maggots.....Uh Huh...#

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 15, 2005 06:09

Hey Chelsea...found the site but where is footage?...clues please

ROCKMAN

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 15, 2005 07:20

it's Item 783, Rockman honey - i searched "Keith" in the site search gizmo ...
but am i supposed to be able to watch the footage? clues please ... :E



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Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Milo Yammbag ()
Date: December 15, 2005 08:24

When Keith got zapped with that electricity most of it remained in him and has been powering him ever since, like a nuclear reactor. There can be no other legitimate reason as to why he survived all these years.

Milo, NYC
Sparks Will Fly

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: December 15, 2005 09:37

I think "electrocution" means death. So, Keith got shocked but not electrocuted.

Re: Electric Keith
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 15, 2005 09:57

technically "electrocute" means "injure or kill with electricity",
but i can understand your being distressed by the thread title.
i'd still like to know where the footage can be viewed -
Chelsea Drugstore dear, any demystification you could offer would be very gratefully received.
did you mean there's somewhere on that site where we can view the footage (and not just stills from it)?
could you tell us where, please and thank you and have some popcorn?


"What do you want - what?!"
- Keith

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: December 15, 2005 11:22

Sorry guys, I was asleep. Now it seems like one can not view the footage anymore. Damn. But there are now a bunch of sequenced photos (6 or 7) where you can still see the shower of sparks and Keith going down.
This is a morbid thread.

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: gimme_shelter ()
Date: December 15, 2005 11:49


Re: Keith Electrocuted
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Date: December 15, 2005 11:50


Re: Keith Electrocuted
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Date: December 15, 2005 11:51


Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: LA FORUM ()
Date: December 15, 2005 12:06

LOL.

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: December 15, 2005 13:56

And aya aya it hurts indeed.

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: TooTough ()
Date: December 15, 2005 15:00

Ouch! Sparks Will Fly!


Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: mttlacroix ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:12

wow, he really did go down.

but how can touching a mike with a guitar cause you to be electrocuted

does he still have that guitar?

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:14

how did this "shocking" (ahem...sorry) event conclude?

Did our Keith ,have to go to hospital for treatment, or was he ok after a quiet beer and a cigarette, backstage?

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:14

Wasn't the stage wet?

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:18

and he wrote "Sparks will Fly" on the spot (his antenna was out)

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Milo Yammbag ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:30

Keith never left the theater. He came to a few minutes later and I think started playing again.

Milo, NYC
The prods

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:37

Gimme, Gimme Shock Treatment

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: December 15, 2005 17:41

the strings on his guitar completed a circuit and and the power went thru his guitar and got him. I remeber reading that the souls on his hush puppies grounded him and saved his life. As I have posted here bfore, i can't imagine Keith as a hush puppy wearer, but maybe they were "cool" back then!

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:12

Improper grounding of the mike stand would have caused Keith to get shocked. Current will seek the path of least reisitance to earth ground and since the mike was ungrounded when Keith's guitar touched it, the potentional from the mike went straight through the human riff to earth ground. It hurts, let me tell you and knocks you senseless if it doesn't kill you first. He was lucky!
(posted before seeing HalfNanker's post!)



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Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:22

Yes, quite right and its no fun.
all you guitarists - don't leave broken strings on stage or on the floor of
your rehearsal room.
they always seem to crawl into the next current socket
take care

Re: Electric Keith
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:24

>> He came to a few minutes later

yeah, that much is for sure

>> and I think started playing again. <<

and that part no one seems to remember distinctly - some people say they went back on, some say they didn't, some say they just don't remember.
everyone present including the whole audience was clearly mighty freaked; and the power in the place blew out, which must've magnified the panic considerably.

it may be apocryphal, but i've always liked the version where Keith's first words on coming round were: "did i finish the show?"
one way or another: yeah you sure did. :E


"What do you want - what?!"
- Keith

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:26

gettin' shocked by the mike/guitar is like getting punched in the face

Re: Electric Keith
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:28

... punched in the face hard enough to send you flying all the way to the back of the stage, knock you out cold and/or nearly kill you, you mean?



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Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: mickijaggeroo ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:29

I got a picture of Bill getting knocked unconscious in Odense 65. It´s up at stonesvikings site, under the section Stones in Scandinavia

Vilhelm
[www.stonesvikings.com]

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: December 15, 2005 18:30

no, what you described is like having a stick of dynamite goin off in yur face smiling smiley

Re: Keith Electrocuted
Posted by: scaffer ()
Date: December 15, 2005 19:51

I was shocked badly on stage once - it hurt like the dickens and was scary ... and my incident was NOTHING like what we see here. I really feel bad for Keef and am just happy that it occurred so long ago.

And remember, Mick got thrown all around the stage by an electrical shock, as did Bill W. on a different night, right?

Back then, the sound systems were often virtually ad hoc. That dude from Stone The Crows was in fact killed on stage, and Curtis Mayfield never fully recovered from his electrocution, true? The list goes on and on. Poor Keef.



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Re: Electric Keith
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 15, 2005 19:59

yeah, Leonard, and what i described is what happened to Keith - it was not "like being punched in the face".
hail hail hush puppies, for sure.

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