The Stones In Hyde Park

Originally posted August 30, 2006

We’ll stay in 1969 this morning and take in a performance of the song that was No. 1 for most of our late August football workouts and for the first weeks of my junior year at St. Cloud Tech.

Earlier that summer, in June, the Rolling Stones basically fired Brian Jones, one of their founding members, and replaced him with Mick Taylor. Shortly thereafter, on July 3, Jones died at his home after being found unresponsive in his swimming pool; the coroner’s report called it “death by misadventure.”

Two days later, the Stones performed at Hyde Park in London, in a concert scheduled before Jones’ death and intended to introduce Taylor as their new guitarist. A brief memorial to Jones preceded the concert, which included this performance of “Honky Tonk Women.”


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