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Stones still rock on stage

Nick Barovsky, owner of The Audio Room, Lismore: “Their live act is something to behold, when they are on stage it is unbelievable”.
Nick Barovsky, owner of The Audio Room, Lismore: “Their live act is something to behold, when they are on stage it is unbelievable”. Patrick Gorbunovs

ON THE 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig at London's Marquee Club the owner of Lismore record store The Audio Room says the veteran rockers still enjoy huge popularity in the Northern Rivers.

After 38 years in the record industry Nick Barovsky said although the Beatles were more popular than the Rolling Stones in the region, 50 years after their first gig they remained extremely popular.

He said this week he tracked down a rare copy of the American only released album Out of their heads for a die-hard Stones fan from Nimbin.

Mr Barovsky, who fondly recalled going to both Rolling Stones and Beatles concerts in Hong Kong in the 1960s said he thought the band's awesome live shows were the reason for their longevity.

"Their live act is something to behold, when they are on stage it is unbelievable," he said.

"I think because they are a great act on stage and they still tour, I think that's what reminds people that they are still around."

Although they were English, the Rolling Stones transformed the American music scene in the 1960s.

"The Stones took American black music and made a big hit in England with it and then passed it back on to the States in the '60s and then the white kids started to get into black music."

Mr Barovsky said his favourite song was one of their early bluesy covers titled Little Red Rooster.

"I was never into any of their later stuff. I liked their early songs like Brown Sugar and Paint it Black."

The Stones first tour to Australia in the summer of 1965 was one of veteran promoter Harry M Miller's first big promotions.

Playing seven shows at the Sydney Showground the Stones shared the bill with Roy Orbison, the Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders.

Since then the Stones have toured Australia four times in 1966, 1973, 1995 and 2003.

The band is planning their one last hurrah, a world tour in 2013.

 

STONES FACTS

During the band's first concert tour in 1963 they released their second single, I wanna be your man, penned by friends, Beatles members John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The band approached drummer Charlie Watts to join in 1962 but he refused until they got regular gigs. In 1963 when they secured two or three gigs a week, Watts joined the band.

David Bowie's wife claims she spied on Mick Jagger and her husband in bed together in the recently-released unauthorised biography Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger by Christopher Andersen.

Over their 50-year history, the Rolling Stones have released more than 100 singles and recorded more than 24 studio albums.

They have sold more than 200 million records worldwide.

The Rolling Stones' 40 concert tours have grossed more than $2 billion and for their 2007 Big Bang tour they earned a Guinness world record for grossing $558 million.

Mick Jagger shares a birthday with former PM John Howard.

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