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Stones in the NYC's EAST VILAGE, 1981. WOAF Video shoot
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 8, 2006 18:41

1981

Waiting On A Friend
1981 Video Shoot in East Village


After college I moved to New York CIty, where my friend and classmate PK had also moved. PK got a job as an assistant to a famous fashion photographer. And when the Rolling Stones hired that photographer, suddenly PK was on tour with the Stones! I could not believe it! I begged PK to tell me where the Stones were rehearsing in NYC. But he said that he was sworn to secrecy, and he wasn't allowed to tell.

But one afternoon, the phone rang and it was PK calling. "Whatever it is that you're doing..." he said, "Just drop it. Grab your camera and get over here to St. Mark's Bar and Grill now. The Rolling Stones are here shooting a video!"

I ran out and sure enough, there they were: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, just hanging out on a stoop. It was their shoot for "Waiting On A Friend." Keith actually walked right by me. And I thought what I could possibly say to one of my guitar heroes, Keith Richards? I said simply, "Keith, can I shake your hand?" He came over and extended his right hand, while he ran his other hand through his messy hair.

Later, after it was dark, the Stones were taking a break on their tour bus, which was parked next to the bar. The door to the bus opened, and PK stepped out. He walked over to me, and he handed me a unusual-looking cigarette hand rolled with leopard-skin paper. It was still burning. He said it was from Keith. As I held it, I was torn. Should I save this or smoke this? I wondered. On one hand, I thought: Keith would want me to smoke it. On the other hand, if I saved it forever, it would make a great momento. I won't tell you which I chose...

Photos © schillid

















© Google

St. Marks Place in New York City today




Reposting these for posterity...
I'll add links to original iorr threads and re-postings, etc. regarding Waiting On A Friend video shoot in 1981 later...

Photos ©1981 schillid



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 2018-09-13 18:10 by schillid.

Re: Another Day in the East Village
Posted by: 5string ()
Date: December 8, 2006 18:55

Look at Bill "eyeing that bird" in the last photo! Man!!!!!

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: rrronnie ()
Date: December 8, 2006 19:11

Great pics, thanks for posting! Guess they were taken during the video sessions of "Waiting on a friend"!?

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 8, 2006 19:13

rrronnie Wrote:
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> Great pics, thanks for posting! Guess they were
> taken during the video sessions of "Waiting on a
> friend"!?

yes.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: December 8, 2006 19:27

schillid Wrote:
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> rrronnie Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Great pics, thanks for posting! Guess they were
> > taken during the video sessions of "Waiting on
> a
> > friend"!?
>
> yes.


Judging by Micks dafter than daft appearance, I'd say yes!

Re: Another Day in the East Village
Posted by: retired_dog ()
Date: December 8, 2006 22:26

5string Wrote:
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> Look at Bill "eyeing that bird" in the last photo!
> Man!!!!!

I noticed that too!!!

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 8, 2006 23:31

nice! thanks Schillid

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: wee bobby lennox ()
Date: December 8, 2006 23:56

was that the promo film for "waiting on a friend".

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: December 8, 2006 23:59

>> was that the promo film for "Waiting on a Friend" <<

looky here: [www.iorr.org]

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: satisfaction2 ()
Date: December 9, 2006 00:18

Randy Bill

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 9, 2006 00:23

with sssoul Wrote:
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> nice! thanks Schillid


My pleasure.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: JMARKO ()
Date: December 9, 2006 00:38

Now all we need is the jam session they kept playing after the camaeras stopped filming.

And, yes, it DID happen.

J

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 9, 2006 00:42

I don't remember hearing it.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: DE VULLUSBAND ()
Date: December 9, 2006 01:00

Great photographs! Did you take them yourself schillid? Thanks!
It is unverifed information according to Zentgraf that they played some old blues songs including "You don't have to go" which was also filmed by Michael Lindsay Hogg the director of the Waiting On A Friend video.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: JMARKO ()
Date: December 9, 2006 01:09

I've seen/heard it.

J

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: December 9, 2006 02:37

They did indeed play a few songs in St Marks Bar & Grill

Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing them

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: DE VULLUSBAND ()
Date: December 9, 2006 06:02

Yes, THE ROLLING STONES played in The East Village in july 1981, only 8 months after Johnny Lennon was killed Boston 2006.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: Midnight Toker ()
Date: December 9, 2006 08:00

thank you for the great pics!!

Re: Another Day in the East Village
Posted by: soundcheck ()
Date: December 9, 2006 08:37

5string Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Look at Bill "eyeing that bird" in the last photo!
> Man!!!!!


....... LOL ......

... great shots schillid, thanks for sharing...........

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: 3DTeafoe ()
Date: December 9, 2006 10:02

schillid, you've been holding-out on us!
Great photos.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: December 9, 2006 10:16

Really cool video, nice photos capturing the overall vibe.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: December 9, 2006 22:16

Thanks schillid!

Re: Another Day in the East Village
Posted by: Duane in Houston ()
Date: December 9, 2006 23:35

> Look at Bill "eyeing that bird" in the last
> photo!
> Man!!!!!


You know he shagged that one hard and long

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 12, 2006 07:00

RRRRRoarrrrr.....Screeeeech....Slam!!!...Great shots.....pardon the lateness.

Tell us some stories to accompany the shots....come on man.



ROCKMAN

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 13, 2012 21:49

EDIT: Sorry.. wrong thread


1981.













Photos ©1981 schillid



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2012-09-13 21:51 by schillid.

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: September 14, 2012 11:03

Quote
schillid
EDIT: Sorry.. wrong thread


1981.













Photos ©1981 schillid

Who's that girl with the blue Nikes on?

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 14, 2012 15:40

Devil with the blue Nikes on? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: September 14, 2012 16:15

FANTASTIC!

Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: September 14, 2012 17:37

Almost seems like Mick and Keith are in 2 different bands the way they are dressed. Love these pictures.



Re: Pictures of the STONES in the East Village, 1981
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 14, 2012 18:16

That was an incredible day

After college, I was living in New York, where P, a friend of mine, had also moved. P was working for a certain famous fashion photog. And when the Stones hired that photographer, suddenly my friend P was on tour with the f***ing Rolling Stones! I could not believe it! I begged P to tell me where the Stones were rehearsing in NYC. But he said that he was sworn to secrecy, and he wasn't allowed to tell.

One afternoon, the phone rang and it was P calling. "Whatever it is that you're doing..." he said, "Just drop it. Grab your camera and get over here to St. Mark's Bar and Grill now. The Rolling Stones are here shooting a video!"

I ran out and sure enough, there they were: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, just hanging out on a stoop. It was their shoot for "Waiting On A Friend." Keith actually walked right by me. And I thought what I could possibly say to one of my guitar heroes, Keith Richards? I said simply, "Keith, can I shake your hand?" He came over and extended his right hand, while he ran his other hand through his messy hair.

Later, after it was dark, the Stones were taking a break on their tour bus, which was parked next to the bar. The door to the bus opened, and P stepped out. He walked over to me, and he handed me a "cigarette," which was still burning. He said it was from Keith. As I held it, I was torn. Should I save this or smoke this? I wondered. On one hand, I thought: Keith would want me to smoke it. On the other hand, if I saved it forever, it would make a great momento. I won't tell you which I chose. A short time later though, P got off the bus once again, and he handed me a red guitar pick that he said Keith had been using.

I still have that guitar pick and I saw the Stones that summer at JFK Stadium in Philly.

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