Stones in the NYC's EAST VILAGE, 1981. WOAF Video shoot
1981Waiting 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...
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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...
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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 2018-09-13 18:10 by schillid.