THE ROLLING STONES : TIME CAPSULE
While you were watching American Next Top Model Sunday night we happened upon a time capsule from the sixties- “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” on KCET, the PBS educational station in LA. What a treat! We had no knowledge of thIs hour TV special filmed in the UK in 1968. Apparently it never aired and sat on a shelf for thirty odd years because Mick Jagger felt his performance wasn’t up to snuff. Imagine the young and tender Stones, The Who, John Lennon (in his first performance without The Beatles) Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Yoko Ono, This was one of Brian Jones‘ last shows – he appeared bloated and seemed to be in a stupor. Eric Clapton looked young and -yeah – geeky. What broke our heart was Marianne Faithfull. She was the least publicized of the acts and startlingly beautiful, with a great voice and unlimited potential, but her song was soft and ladylike. In those days they didn’t know what to do with female rockers. We want her haircut.