The Rolling Stones - Ladies & Gentlemen
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The Rolling Stones - Ladies & Gentlemen

This explosive concert film, highlighting The Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour in support of “Exile on Main St.,” depicts the rock n’ roll band at the peak of its powers. Filmed during two shows in Texas, and featuring contributions from longtime collaborators Bobby Keys & Nicky Hopkins, the performances focus on originals as well as a pair of blues-drenched covers. Part of the Coda Groundbreakers Theme.

Band on the Run

Arrests, assaults, drugs, deaths, riots, taxes, turmoil: The Rolling Stones spend the late ’60s and early ‘70s amid chaos. Dodging law enforcement, English authorities and hangers-on, the rock ’n’ roll band somehow manages to create two seminal albums and play three landmark tours that mirror the street-fighting tenor of their surroundings. 

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Street Fighting Men

It was just another night-gone-haywire on the Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour of North America. On this particular evening, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Marshall Chess (the president of Rolling Stones Records) were handcuffed and stuffed into a paddy wagon, driven to a police station in Rhode Island, ordered to remove ties, shoes and belts, and then confined to a jail cell. 

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Farewell, England; Hello, ‘Exile’

In March 1971, the Rolling Stones had no time to lose. For the love of money, the band’s five core members needed to blow out of England before the new tax year began April 1. The band members were all deeply in debt to the government, which was charging them at the country’s 90 percent rate for the highest income brackets. In a matter of days, they would become tax exiles to avoid another major hit to their wallets. 

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Woodshedding Stones

The Rolling Stones’ caravan of rogues had few moments of down time in the first few months of 1972. They were finishing up a new double-album, “Exile on Main St.,” in Los Angeles after recording sessions in France the previous summer. They were doing legal battle with their former manager, Allen Klein, over the release of a couple of albums, including the hits collection “Hot Rocks 1964-1971.” And they were gearing up for a massive tour of North America, their first in the States since their epic ’69 jaunt ended in chaos and death at Altamont.

Timeline

A Rolling Stones Timeline: December 1969-July 1972

The Rolling Stones were at their creative peak in this era, with multiple recording sessions for two studio masterpieces, “Sticky Fingers” and “Exile on Main St,” and three landmark tours. Here are some key dates chronicling the events around both albums.

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