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But what can a poor boy do, except to sing for a rock and roll band?
Cause in sleepy London Town, there's just no place for street fighting man
- Street Fighting Man

London                                    Marquee Jazz Club                                     July 12, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         July 28, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Sep. 8, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Sep. 15, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Sep. 22, 1962
                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                     Sep. 27, 1962

Marquee Jazz Club, 1962

                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Sep. 29, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Oct. 6, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Oct. 13, 1962


I remember the Ealing Club... it was dripping off the roof all the time, wasn't it? It was so wet that sometimes we had to put a thing up over the stage, a sort of horrible sheet which was revoltingly dirty, and we put it up over the bandstand and so the condensation didn't drip directly on you, it just dripped through the sheet on you, instead of directly off the ceiling... It was very dangerous too, you see, 'cause all this electricity and all these microphones and that... It was incredibly primitive, you know...
- Mick Jagger

                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Oct. 20, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Oct. 27, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Nov. 6, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Nov. 13, 1962
                                                Studio 51                                                     Nov. 18, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Nov. 20, 1962
                                                Studio 51                                                     Nov. 25, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Nov. 27, 1962
                                                Piccadilly Jazz Club                                    Nov. 30, 1962
                                                Studio 51                                                     Dec. 2, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Dec. 4, 1962
                                                Studio 51                                                     Dec. 9, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Dec. 11, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Dec. 18, 1962
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Dec. 22, 1962
                                                Piccadilly Jazz Club                                    Dec. 26, 1962
                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                      Jan. 3, 1963
                                                Flamingo Jazz Club                                     Jan. 7, 1963


(H)aving seen the Stones once at the Marquee, the people who were running the scene in those days were 100% against us, and it was one bloody fight to get anywhere... I'll never forget the first time we went down to the Flamingo. We did an audition on a Sunday afternoon, and the Flamingo was a pretty smart place. It was THE modern jazz club in town, and everybody was going down in their zoot suits, white shirts, and all that. I'll never forget saying to Keith, You're not going to the Flamingo dressed like that are you? He said, What ho, Stu, I've only got one pair of fucking jeans!
- Ian Stewart, Stones' pianist (1962-85)

                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                     Jan. 10, 1963
                                                Flamingo Jazz Club                                    Jan. 14, 1963
                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                     Jan. 17, 1963
                                                Flamingo Jazz Club                                    Jan. 21, 1963
                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                     Jan. 24, 1963
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Jan. 26, 1963
                                                Flamingo Jazz Club                                    Jan. 28, 1963
                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                     Jan. 31, 1963
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Feb. 5, 1963
                                                Harringay Jazz Club                                   Feb. 7, 1963
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Feb. 9, 1963
                                                Harringay Jazz Club                                   Feb. 14, 1963
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Feb. 16, 1963
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Feb. 23, 1963
                                                Harringay Jazz Club                                   Feb. 28, 1963
                                                Ealing Jazz Club                                         Mar. 2, 1963
                                                Studio 51 (Ken Colyer Club)                      Mar. 3, 1963
                                                Harringay Jazz Club                                   Mar. 7, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Mar. 10, 1963
                                                Harringay Jazz Club                                   Mar. 14, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Mar. 17, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Mar. 24, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Mar. 31, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Apr. 7, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Apr. 14, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Apr. 28, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     May 5, 1963
                                                Battersea Park                                            May 11, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     May 12, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     May 19, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     May 26, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     June 2, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     June 9, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     June 16, 1963
                                                Scene Club                                                  June 20, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     June 23, 1963
                                                Scene Club                                                  June 27, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     June 30, 1963
                                                Scene Club                                                  July 4, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     July 7, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     July 8, 1963
                                                Scene Club                                                  July 11, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    July 14, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    July 15, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    July 21, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    July 22, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    July 28, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    July 29, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                    Aug. 4, 1963


I'd seen them at Colyer's (Studio 51) once, and it was about 3 months, the record had been released by the time I saw them again. The next time we went we begged the girl out the door to sell us tickets the day before. She let us have the tickets. The queue next day was fantastic. Colyer's is a long room with a very small stage at one end, low ceiling, you could touch the ceiling. We were in early, so we were at the front of the stage, but we were packed so tight that I was pushed up against the stage. People were standing, and sitting on people's shoulders. Every inch was packed. Sweat was pouring from the walls and the amps kept going wrong, but the music was fantastic, the boys were fantastic. I didn't actually faint because of them, I fainted because of the heat. And they just passed me over everyone's head into the tea room.
- Shirley Arnold, Stones' secretary (1964-72)

                                                Studio 51                                                     Aug. 11, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Aug. 12, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Aug. 18, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Aug. 25, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Aug. 26, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Sep. 1, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Sep. 2, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Sep. 9, 1963
                                                Royal Albert Hall                                         Sep. 15, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Sep. 16, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Sep. 22, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Sep. 23, 1963
                                                New Victoria Theatre                                  Sep. 29, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Nov. 24, 1963
                                                Selby's Restaurant                                       Dec. 26, 1963
                                                Studio 51                                                     Dec. 30, 1963
                                                Royal Albert Hall                                         Feb. 1, 1964
                                                Royal Albert Hall                                         Apr. 27, 1964
                                                Alexandra Palace                                        June 26, 1964
                                                Beat City Club                                             July 18, 1964
                                                Finsbury Park Astoria Theatre                   Sep. 5, 1964
                                                London Palladium                                       Aug. 1, 1965
                                                Finsbury Park Astoria Theatre                   Sep. 24, 1965
                                                Royal Albert Hall                                         Sep. 23, 1966
                                                Hyde Park                                                    July 5, 1969

Hyde Park, July 5, 1969

                                                Saville Theatre                                              Dec. 14, 1969
                                                Lyceum Theatre                                            Dec. 21, 1969

Lyceum Theatre, December 21, 1969

                                                The Roundhouse                                          Mar. 14, 1971
                                                Marquee Jazz Club                                      Mar. 26, 1971
                                                Earls Court Arena                                       May 21, 1976
                                                Earls Court Arena                                       May 22, 1976
                                                Earls Court Arena                                       May 23, 1976
                                                Earls Court Arena                                       May 25, 1976
                                                Earls Court Arena                                       May 26, 1976
                                                Earls Court Arena                                       May 27, 1976
                                                The 100 Club                                              May 30, 1982

The 100 Club, May 30, 1982

                                                The 100 Club                                              Feb. 23, 1986


[February 23, 1986.]  It made a nice jam. We hadn't played together for 4 years. We like to do small gigs once in a while for nostalgia. Playing at the 100 Club for Stu was like playing our first-ever gig.
- Bill Wyman, 1986

                                                Brixton Academy                                         July 19, 1995

Brixton Academy, July 19, 1995

                                                Shepherds Bush Empire                               June 8, 1999

  Shepherds Bush Empire, June 8, 1999


It's really great to be back in London doing this gig with all our friends. Friends we haven't seen for a long time, people we've only seen yesterday, people we've seen this morning, wives, ex-wives and that's just Charlie!
- Mick Jagger, joking onstage, June 8, 1999



           Astoria Theatre                                           Aug. 27, 2003
           The O2 Arena                                              Aug. 21, 2007
           The O2 Arena                                              Aug. 23, 2007
           The O2 Arena                                              Aug. 26, 2007
           The O2 Arena                                              Nov. 25, 2012
           The O2 
Arena                                              Nov. 29, 2012
           Hyde Park                                                    July 6, 2013
           Hyde Park                                                    July 13, 2013
         

  Astoria Theatre, London, August 27, 2003
 
 
 
 

Kingscross                         ---                                                                      Sep. 21, 1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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