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Rocking at 50: Rolling Stones to tour again
AP via Yahoo News ^ | October 15, 2012 | DANICA KIRKA

Posted on 10/15/2012 5:08:49 PM PDT by ETL

LONDON (AP) — You can't always get what you want — but if your desire is to attend a Rolling Stones concert this might be your lucky day.

The legendary band said Monday it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the United States. The shows will take place on Nov. 25 and 29 at London's O2 Arena, followed by gigs on Dec. 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, just outside of New York.

The shows mark the first time in five years that the Stones have performed live, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood all coming together once more. The band said it was the "crowning glory" of celebrations marking its 50th anniversary of its first gig.

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Re: Rocking at 50: Rolling Stones to tour again

Clarification: the BAND is 50! The band members average over 100. :) Average age is actually about 69.

1 posted on 10/15/2012 5:08:51 PM PDT by ETL
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Image below is from here

To better see the wrinkles, enlarge here

2 posted on 10/15/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Steel Wheelchairs Tour.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by AU72
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To: ETL

I didn’t like them then, I don’t like them now...no ageism here.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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A good long history of the band is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stones_%28band%29#Early_history


5 posted on 10/15/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

OK, I did kinda like “Honky Tonk Woman”.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 5:12:21 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
I didn’t like them then, I don’t like them now

Sorry to hear that. Not much I can do for you I guess.

7 posted on 10/15/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

all of these guys are classic examples of too much money given to the wrong people for far too long .

Put them out on the farm , growing and harvesting carrots


8 posted on 10/15/2012 5:14:02 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: ETL

Shouldn’t this be their “Post Medicare” tour?


9 posted on 10/15/2012 5:14:36 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: ETL

You probably like Springsteen, too. :{)


10 posted on 10/15/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ETL

They are now as old as Perry Como was when he did his parodied “Still Alive” tour.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT by x
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To: All

A list of all their albums and singles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones_discography


12 posted on 10/15/2012 5:15:37 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gorush
OK, I did kinda like “Honky Tonk Woman”.

Sympathy for the Devil......one of my favorites

13 posted on 10/15/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: ETL

The “2000 Light Years Together” Tour.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 5:17:01 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: gorush

Can’t stand Springsteen’s music (or his far out leftist politics). I don’t see how you can even relate the two.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 5:17:58 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I always like Rod Stewart and Small Faces version better...but I get your drift.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ETL

I met a gin-soaked barroom queen ... in uh,uh
oh yeah in Memphis

17 posted on 10/15/2012 5:19:19 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I am an elderly (their age) retired Rock musician and don’t really know how they can continue. I’m so bloody tired and burned out......I ain’t goin’ on stage. I even have nightmares about that.
Huzzah to the Stones. They’ve earned their accolades. So have I; I just don’t have a name that anyone knows. Oh well. Huzzah to ME too. Heh.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: ETL

Here you go, aging hipsters! Give a bunch of drug addled geriatric perverts hundreds of your hard earned dollars and shake your flab and wrinkles to the coolest beat in the land.

Sheesh! Boomers self-indulgence never ends.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 5:21:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: ETL

They seem similar too me, politics aside. Hard Rock and Roll with a bad singer...taste is a funny thing.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:48 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Sympathy for the Devil......one of my favorites

Sweet Virginia for me. Then again, the whole Exiles album gets heavy rotation. :)
21 posted on 10/15/2012 5:23:49 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: ETL

Never cared for them. Led Zeppelin, now that would get me out for an evening.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 5:24:34 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Put them out on the farm , growing and harvesting carrots

They still seem to have the energy and ability to perform well. Why not have a tour to thank all their fans for their years of support. They're considered by many, including me, to be the best Rock n Roll band ever.

23 posted on 10/15/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Liberty Valance

She had to throw me right across her shoulders,
And wheel my oxy bottle by her side.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:24 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

...especially in this day and age when music absolutely sucks.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I was thinking of the “Not Dead Yet” Tour. But I liked them. Lots of great songs.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:29 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Could you please repeat that in English.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Sorry to hear that. Not much I can do for you I guess.

Agreed......It's funny but I wasn't into rock "back then" but the older I have become, the more I'm liking the groups that I used to just ignore. REO, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, ZZ Top, etc.....

The fact that the Stones are still able to launch another tour is a testament to the music they have created all these decades.....When I'm 85 and living out my last days in a retirement home, I'll still rock to "Satisfaction".

Can the punks who follow "RAP" say the same thing?

28 posted on 10/15/2012 5:30:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: ccmay

Saw the Page and Plant “No Quarter” tour 2...or was it 3 times. Pure heaven!

Stones were good too but just thought P & P were so much more creative.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 5:32:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Sheesh! Boomers self-indulgence never ends.

We earned it, we're spending it and if you have a problem with it then tuff crap!

30 posted on 10/15/2012 5:35:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: Aria
Saw the Page and Plant “No Quarter” tour 2...or was it 3 times. Pure heaven! Stones were good too but just thought P & P were so much more creative.

Completely different forms of Rock. Zeppelin more took you on a journey. Very imaginative as you say. The Stones were more straight up rock and roll. And quite possibly the best ever at it.

31 posted on 10/15/2012 5:37:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
For those of you doubters, the "Zombie Apocalypse" is a very real possibility.

There is no reasonable explanation for most of these folks to still be moving around the planet.

32 posted on 10/15/2012 5:40:42 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ETL

They sucked in concert when they were 30!


33 posted on 10/15/2012 5:42:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Hot Tabasco
Can the punks who follow "RAP" say the same thing?

But it's not only Rap that sucks. It's damn near everything for the past 3 decades or so. Same goes for the TV shows, and even cartoons! I really feel sorry for the kids who grew up during this period.

34 posted on 10/15/2012 5:43:29 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gorush
OK, I did kinda like “Honky Tonk Woman”.

Cliff Bruner also likes a honky tonk woman.

Truck Driver's Blues--Cliff Bruner & His Texas Wanderers (1939)

35 posted on 10/15/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: CrazyIvan

She blew my nose, and then she blew my ventilator


36 posted on 10/15/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: ETL

Zzzzzzzzzzz.

Wait is that me going to sleep, or is it the Stones?


37 posted on 10/15/2012 5:44:32 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I’m talkin’ ‘bout my g-g-generation. I’m a boomer and I consider the general nature of my generation to be worthless.

Problem with that? Tough crap.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 5:46:37 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Yaelle
They sucked in concert when they were 30!

I saw them in the 90s at Shea Stadium, and watched videos of other concerts since. They always sounded great to me.

39 posted on 10/15/2012 5:47:31 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

The Cream reunion in 2006 was serious musicians and music. They didn’t need an army on stage to prop them up.

The Stones have toured for decades with an entourage that would fill a cruise ship. It ain’t Rock n Roll.


40 posted on 10/15/2012 5:48:57 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

And you’re a child of the 60s?? What were you into then, Lawrence Welk?


41 posted on 10/15/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gorush
I didn’t like them then, I don’t like them now...no ageism here.

I totally agree. Never had any use for them. They’re very instrumental in making rock-n-roll look filthy. Not sure why anyone cares about them anymore.

It's a shame that they've done nothing else notable for humanity but repeat the same trash. They’ve always bordered on being disgusting.

42 posted on 10/15/2012 5:51:47 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ChildOfThe60s
The Stones have toured for decades with an entourage that would fill a cruise ship.

I always like the line in the Funk Bros. movie. "With us playin' they could have had Bugs Bunny do the singin' and it would have been a hit."

43 posted on 10/15/2012 5:53:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
The Cream reunion in 2006 was serious musicians and music.

Cream was a fantastic band. And there were only 3 of them! Too bad two of them didn't get along too well.

44 posted on 10/15/2012 5:54:58 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gorush
The Faces.

Marriott and Co were the Small Faces. Although, when Steve left and Rod & Ronnie came on board they were very briefly still called the Small faces to fulfill contract obligations.

But yes, The Faces were a *great*, rowdy rock n roll band. Ooh La La.


45 posted on 10/15/2012 5:59:22 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ETL

At those drug-addled ages, who’s gonna “start them up” ?


46 posted on 10/15/2012 6:01:12 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: ETL
And you’re a child of the 60s?? What were you into then, Lawrence Welk?

Huh? I was smoking doobies and listening to Cream and Savoy Brown and CCR and so on. Oh, and trying rather unsuccessfully to get laid.

47 posted on 10/15/2012 6:02:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Indeed they were. (You must be getting older, too)


48 posted on 10/15/2012 6:02:29 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL! They’re not quite there yet.


49 posted on 10/15/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Itchicoo Park--The Small Faces--a big hit at Whittier High School in Whittier, Calif. in the spring of 1968.
50 posted on 10/15/2012 6:06:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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