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Friday, February 10, 2012

American Tour 1972

The Rolling Stones
-Highly publicised tour of the US and Canada in June-July 1972

-This tour followed the release of the band's Exile on Main St. album.
-This established the band's reputation as purveyor's of raw R&B music, carnal energy and bohemian decadence. They were now being seen as the opposite of the now defunct, family-friendly Beatles.

-At the same time, Mick Jagger was a celeb who moved into the jet set way of life.

-On July 13, 1972, police had to block 2,000 ticketless people from trying to enter the show in Detroit. On July 17, a visit to the Montreal Forum resulted in a bomb blowing up in the Stones' equipment van, and replacement gear had to be flown in; 3,000 forged tickets had been sold, causing a riot and a late start to the concert.

-July 18: the Stones got in a fight with photographer Any Dickerman in Rhode Island, and Jagger and Richards landed in jail, causing concern for the show later that night at the Boston Garden. Boston Mayor Kevin White, fearing a riot if the show did not go on, bailed them out.

-Lesser events included Jagger's then wife, jet-setting model Bianca Jagger getting in verbal fights with Anita Pallenberg, who was Keith Richard's companion. Since the Altamont incident, a process server attempted to serve Jagger with papers relating to a lawsuit from the concert. Due to a reported rumor about an assassination attempt on Jagger's life, Richards carried a .38 caliber revolver during the tour.

-The last show, on July 26, Jagger's birthday, was peaceful; a party was held for Jagger by Ahmet Ertegun, which also included Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Andy Warhol, Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Film releases
-No live albums were made

-But there were 2 films made: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones, released in 1974

-Robert Frank's Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary depicting the concert footage, along with interaction with Warhol, drug use, Jagger mastrubating, and staged group sex. This movie was shelved as Jagger feared the band could not get work visas.

Set list

  1. "Brown Sugar"
  2. "Bitch"
  3. "Rocks Off"
  4. "Gimme Shelter"
  5. "Happy"
  6. "Tumbling Dice"
  7. "Love in Vain"
  8. "Sweet Virginia"
  9. "Loving Cup"
  10. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  11. "All Down the Line"
  12. "Midnight Rambler"
  13. "Bye Bye Johnny"
  14. "Rip This Joint"
  15. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  16. "Street Fighting Man"
  17. Encore: often none, sometimes "Honky Tonk Women, a few times "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"/"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" medley performed jointly by the Stones andStevie Wonder and his band

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