7 Great Rolling Stones Moments in Philly
Not only are the Stones back in town, but Michael Nutter has officially declared it “Rolling Stones Week.” We suggest hiding your daughters, then reliving some classic Stones-in-Philly moments, courtesy of You Tube.
1972: The Spectrum
Three years after the tragedy at Altamont, the band toured North America again, landing in Philly for two nights in July. Here: audio of their duet with Steve Wonder on “Uptight”/”(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
1975: The Spectrum
The band came to town in late June on their Tour of the Americas. Here: bootleg video shot from the crowd, set to mix of Stones classics.
1978: JFK Stadium
Following the release of their Some Girls album, the Stones toured again, landing at JFK Stadium. Here’s audio of the band doing Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little 16” — with a classic Mick intro.
1981: JFK Stadium
Promoters reportedly received nearly 4 million requests via postcard for tickets. Those lucky enough to get a seat got to see Mick, dressed in yellow jacket, prance around to “Under My Thumb.”
1985: Live Aid
Mick and Tina Turner team up on “State of Shock” and “It’s Only Rock’n’ Roll.” Watch Mick strip down to his bare torso at 3:21.
1989: Atlantic City Convention Hall
From the Steel Wheels tour, an epic version of “Sympathy for the Devil.”
1994: The Vet
As part of the Voodoo Lounge tour, the band spent two September nights at the Vet. Here: “Rocks Off.”