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Rolling Stones play Twickenham

Postby (hamilton_square) » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:57 pm

This evening (19 June) the Rolling Stones will be playing live at London’s Twickenham Stadium as part of the No Filter Tour, so why was this day 55 years ago significant in band’s history?

To find out read …

The Rolling Stones: How Eel Pie Island shaped the band's career

The Rolling Stones' return to Twickenham on 19 June is more than just another tour date - it's a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage five decades in the making.
Back in 1963, exactly 55 years ago to the day, the young band took to the stage just a short walk away from Twickenham Stadium, as part of their five-month residency at the Eel Pie Island Hotel - one of the birthplaces of the '60s revolution.
To mark the anniversary, those involved in the haze of The Stones' riverside gigs in south west London that summer speak to BBC News about their memories and explain just why it was so special.

Eel Pie Island in the River Thames as it looks today courtesy of Google Maps at …
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