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- Feb 11, 2005
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My cousin who is a Rolling Stones connoisseur says it’s a very good insightful documentary. Not the usual tat that’s cobbled together for music documentaries.I started watching a four part documentary series on the BBC iPlayer last night.
My Life as a Rolling Stone.
Although it’s been available since the summer it’ll be there for a few more months yet if anyone is interested.
The episodes are individually about (and include archive footage of and interviews with) Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger.
I know a bit about the Rolling Stones but wouldn’t consider myself a fan particularly, so I‘ve already learnt some interesting things e.g. the crucial importance of the late Charlie Watts’ drumming style to their music and the fact that the unique guitar sound of Keith Richards is partly because he removes one string from his guitars so only plays off five.
I’ve not watched the the final two episodes yet, but I imagine they’ll be good too.
They’ve mentioned several times on the series that it’s the band’s 60th anniversary this year.
Not bad considering Charlie Watts’ widow sometime around the time of their wedding in 1964 said to her mother-in-law that she was finding his frequent absences from home recording and touring difficult to deal with.
Mrs Watts senior apparently replied not to worry it’ll all be over in a year or two!
Something on my to watch list.