with sssoul Wrote:
> >> Witness Keith Richards’ early attempt to take
> his open tunings onstage, at Hyde Park 1969,
> where the resultant confusion caused a reticent,
> teenage Mick Taylor to cross the stage gingerly
> and offer to help The Great Man work out which
> fret to capo. Strangely, this sequence has been
> excised from the film. <<
> okay, i'll bite: since it's been excised from the
> film, where do we go to witness it?
> Gazza, does this source say where he witnessed it?
> is it evident on the bootleg recordings? which
Another source on this. I wonder whether it is apocryphal. Thanks for the link Vancouver:
" Saturday, 5th July 1969
The day that half a million fans flocked into London's Hyde Park to pay tribute to the greatest rock and roll band in the world: The Rolling Stones. It followed closely the tragic death of Brian Jones, who only a few weeks earlier had announced his split with the group.
The Stones showed themselves to be a great rallying point for the diverse sections of youth from all over Britain and abroad: they were all there, from Hippies to Hells Angels.
This film traces the events from dawn till dusk on that sweltering summer's day and includes exclusive interview footage with Mick Jagger and the other Stones plus 8 full, classic Stones tracks!
Some of the footage that was not shown, was some seven minutes of tuning-ups. There was trouble in heaven, Keith Richards was not able to tune his guitar properly, Mick Taylor had to put up the nerve to cross the stage, and turn the maestro's tuning pegs. Keith didn't accept the help of Mick Taylor very graciously, eyes stares straight ahead but it was as if the gaze was somehow - parallel - three feet to the left. Zombie with tuning problems.
Everything slipping away, he could no longer make the calculations - 'if this is Open E and the songs is in C then the Capo needs to be ... uhhhh'. Taylor shifts it up 2 more frets for him. Actully the whole trip with open tunings was probably so new and fresh to Keith Richards that anyone could have gone hay-wire of less."
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The blurb refers to both tuning and capo placement. The tuning pegs part is new to me. I had read only about capo placement.
By the way, it is not evident from any version I've seen as they all come from what has been released by Granada. So, I presume this is reported from one of the reliably stoned audience members or the ever-reliably-may-or-may-not-be-stoned-but-writes-as-if-it-were press. But, it's on the Internet, so it must be true, right?