Co-produced by BBC Movement Gallery and ABKCO, The Rolling Stones Chronicles series consists of 6 documentary shorts, every single showcasing a various ‘60s-era strike music by The Rolling Stones as its soundtrack. The music is blended with thematically appropriate job interview clips from the band and contemporaneous historic figures, interspersed with historical documentary footage of relevant globe functions. Every single episode will be unveiled a person week aside, every Thursday concerning Feb 9 and March 16, commencing with Episode 1 – The Final Time.
Look at The Rolling Stones Chronicles: Episode 1 – The Final Time beneath:
Established to The Rolling Stones’ 1965 hit single “The Past Time” (US #9 British isles #1), Episode 1 clarifies the influence of early rock and roll and Chicago blues on the band, and the irony of the British Invasion being the selling of American society again to its state of origin. That includes footage of B.B. King, Tiny Richard and a lot of other heroes of the Stones, as properly as audio of Marshall Chess telling the story of conference the Londoners and inviting them to document in Chicago, one particular of the highlights of Episode 1 – The Past Time is Keith Richards describing the day he satisfied future musical partner Mick Jagger on a prepare keeping classic-nevertheless-nevertheless-obscure R&B and blues records. “What you have received below your arm is value robbing,” Richards gleefully remembers wondering.
Foreseeable future episodes of The Rolling Stones Chronicles are based mostly all-around the seismic cultural shifts involving 1965 and 1969, of which The Rolling Stones themselves had been emblematic. Episode 2 – (I Just can’t Get No) Fulfillment (launch day: Feb 16), established to the intercontinental #1 strike, follows the topic of sexual liberation, with a quick nod to David Bowie’s (then Jones) Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Gentlemen.
The explosion of psychedelics and the notorious “Redlands bust,” wherein Jagger, Richards, singer Marianne Faithfull and other close friends had been arrested for drug possession at Richards’ household in ’67 is the theme of Episode 3 – She’s A Rainbow, remaining unveiled Feb 23.
The Rolling Stones Chronicles Episode 4 – Avenue Battling Man (release date: March 2), set to the tune partially inspired by the 1968 university student upheaval in Paris and elsewhere, focuses on the rigorous social unrest in the latter portion of the ‘60s, centered about the battle for racial equality, gay rights, the motion towards the Vietnam War, student demonstrations and the Troubles of Northern Ireland. Among the highlighted audio/visible clips are Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, the latter of whom states, “My men and women initially should have liberty, justice and equality.”
The topic for Episode 5 – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (release date: March 9), is the dual nature of technology and its hyper-acceleration through the delivery of the computer age. The Chilly War, the place race, and innovation in recording methods are threaded jointly with footage of nuclear tests, astronauts and The Rolling Stones recording Olympic Studios as showcased in Jean-Luc Godard’s film Sympathy for the Satan).
The closing installment of The Rolling Stones Chronicles (Episode 6 – Gimme Shelter) will be unveiled on March 16. The haunting 1969 observe that opens the Let It Bleed album presents a backdrop for the theme of revolution and the turmoil that ended the 10 years. The hippie motion, the funeral for initial guitarist Brian Jones and the Hyde Park tribute concert, and the tragedy of Altamont are all captured. At just one point, Jagger describes to an interviewer, “Most youthful people are dissatisfied with the generation which they feel is jogging their lives.” He is then asked, “What issues are you dissatisfied with?,” to which he responds, “The era that operates our lives.”
“The Rolling Stones Chronicles puts the band’s audio in context with heritage,” said Robin Klein, exec producer of the sequence. “While they were being pretty substantially of that time, The Rolling Stones by themselves served as a automobile for, and reflected and motivated adjust.
Samira Choudhury, Producer for BBC Motion Gallery reported: “This undertaking supplied a exceptional prospect to unearth modern day and genuine voices from the BBC’s prosperous archive to give further meaning to the Rolling Stones’ most influential data, and exhibit how the cultural and societal shifts of the 60s nonetheless resonate today”.
The Rolling Stones Chronicles launch timetable:
Feb 9 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – The Last Time (EP1)
Feb 16 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – (I Just cannot Get No) Pleasure (EP2)
Feb 23 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – She’s A Rainbow (EP3)
Mar 2 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – Road Battling Man (EP4)
Mar 9 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (EP5)
Mar 16 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – Gimme Shelter (EP6)