It's Only Rock'n Roll
The 90-minute program was taped during the Stones' critically acclaimed "Bridges to Babylon" tour at the Dec. 12 performance in St. Louis at the TWA Dome. Presented by KCET/Hollywood, the PBS broadcast marks the network premiere of this concert program.
The Rolling Stones, known for their spectacular production and stage sets, recorded the concert using 18 cameras, more than 500 static and 300 moving lights and a new sound system that has already drawn rave reviews.
"Bridges to Babylon" was the most successful tour of 1997 with the Rolling Stones delivering charismatic performances. Among the songs performed by Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ron Wood are many of the band's greatest hits, as well as some of the most powerful songs from their "Bridges to Babylon" album on Virgin Records.
The "Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon 1998" television special is produced by BCC Video and directed by Bruce Gowers. The supervising producer of the PBS version is John Diaz, executive producer of the PBS pop music series "On Tour," also presented on PBS by KCET/Hollywood.
The KCET executive in charge is Jackie Kain. Blaine Baggett is KCET's vice president of program development, scheduling and acquisitions.
This program is made possible by Sprint and PBS.
Sprint is a global communications company at the forefront of integrating long distance, local and wireless communications services and one of the world's largest carriers of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber optic network and is the leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $15 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 16 million business and residential customers.
SONGS: (In order of performance)
Satisfaction Let's Spend the Night Together Gimme Shelter Wild Horses Saint of Me Out of Control Waiting on a Friend I Want To Hold You The Last Time Like a Rolling Stone Sympathy for the Devil Start Me Up Jumpin' Jack Flash Brown Sugar
For details about the St. Louis show, guest artists etc, see the St. Louis reviews and setlist.
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