1962

January 1962: Brian Jones forms a blues group with singer Paul Pond.
February 1962: Charlie Watts returns from a (advertising) working trip in Denmark and joins Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated.
March 23, 1962: Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated make their debut at the Ealing Club in London. Brian Jones attends and meets Charlie Watts.
March 29, 1962: A boy, Stephen, is born to Bill and Diane Wyman (Perks).
April 7, 1962: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attend Blues Incorporated’s performance at the Ealing Club and meet Brian Jones and Charlie Watts.
April 1962: Charlie Watts starts dating his future wife Shirley Shepherd.
May 1962: Mick Jagger starts performing occasionally onstage with Blues Incorporated, sometimes accompanied by Keith Richards.
May 1962: Ian Stewart responds to an ad by Brian Jones and starts rehearsing with him in London pubs. Guitarist Geoff Bradford joins.
June 1962: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Dick Taylor join Brian Jones, Ian Stewart and Geoff Bradford or weekly rehearsals. Bradford leaves.
June/July 1962: Drummer Tony Chapman, from Bill Wyman’s band the Cliftons, answers an ad placed by Brian Jones in Melody Maker and joins the group.
July 1962: Keith Richards leaves school.
July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones (billed as The Rollin’ Stones), replacing Blues Incorporated, give their first performance ever, at the Marquee Jazz Club in London, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Dick Taylor,
Ian Stewart, and possibly Mick Avory.
Keith Richards: Coming up with the name Rolling Stones
Brian came up with the name (Rolling Stones). It was a phone call – which cost money – and we were down to pennies… We got a gig at last, so we said, “Call up Jazz News, put in an advert”. So Brian gaily dials away – and
they say Who? We hadn’t got a name and every second was costing a precious farthing. There’s a Muddy Waters record face down – The Best of Muddy Waters – and the first song was Rollin’ Stone Blues. Brian had a panicked look on his face – he said I don’t know…
the Rolling Stones. That’s the reason we’re called the Rolling Stones…. Our first gig was… at the Marquee.
July 28, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform their second ever gig, and their first at the Ealing Jazz Club in London.
August 4, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform their third ever gig, and first outside London in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire.
August 1962: Mick Jagger and Brian Jones move into an apartment on Edith Grove in Chelsea, London, with Keith Richards joining in shortly afterward.
September 8-29, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform 5 gigs, all at the Ealing and Marquee clubs in London.
October 5-27, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform another 5 gigs, all at the Ealing, except for the first in North Cheam, Surrey.
October 27, 1962: The Rolling Stones record demos of three songs at Curly Clayton Sound Studios, London.
Late October 1962: Dick Taylor leaves The Rolling Stones. They perform bassless, or with temporary replacements (Ricky Fenson, Colin Golding).
November 6-30, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform 12 gigs, at the Ealing and South Oxhey, and their first at Studio 51 in London, the Red Lion Pub in Sutton (Surrey) and the Piccadilly Jazz Club in
London.
December 2-29, 1962: The Rolling Stones perform 16 gigs, including their first at Sidcup Art College in Sidcup (Kent), the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, Sandover Hall in Richmond (Surrey) and at the Green Man in Blackheath.
Early December 1962: Charlie Watts leaves Blues Incorporated.
December 9 or 10, 1962: Bill Wyman auditions for The Rolling Stones.
December 14, 1962: Bill Wyman performs his first concert with the Rolling Stones, at the Ricky Tick Club. Bass players change for different gigs, as do drummers (Tony Chapman, Steve Harris, Carlo Little).

1963

January 3-31, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform 18 club gigs in London and surrounding areas.
January 10, 1963: Bill Wyman resumes performing with the Rolling Stones, but not yet permanently.
January 11, 1963: Tony Chapman performs his last concert with the Rolling Stones.
January 12, 1963: Charlie Watts performs his first concert with the Rolling Stones, at the Ealing Club, with Bill Wyman also participating.
January 1963: Brian Jones starts dating Linda Lawrence.
Late January 1963: The Rolling Stones are fired from the Marquee Jazz Club for asking for a higher free because of progressively greater attendance.
February 1963: The Rolling Stones develop residencies at various clubs and a constant stream of gigs.
February 1963: Liverpool’s Beatles reach No. 1 in England with their second single, Please Please Me, spawning the “British beat boom”.
February 1963: Impresario Giorgio Gomelsky develops an interest in the Rolling Stones and becomes their unofficial manager.
February 7, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform for the first time at the Harringay Jazz Club in London.
February 24, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first gig at the Station Hotel in Richmond, Surrey.
March 1963: The Rolling Stones start developing a substantial following through their London and Surrey club gigs.
March 2, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their last concert at the Ealing Jazz Club in London.
March 9, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first concert at the Wooden Bridge Hotel in Guildford, Surrey.
March 11, 1963: The Rolling Stones record demos of five songs at IBC Studios in London: Diddley Daddy, Baby What’s Wrong, Bright Lights Big City, Road Runner and I Want to Be Loved.
April 1963: The Rolling Stones continue building a fan base and reputation through their London/Surrey club performances.
April 23, 1963: The Rolling Stones fail an audition for BBC radio.
April 24, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first concert at Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, London.
April 28, 1963: Andrew Oldham and Eric Easton present themselves to the Rolling Stones at their Crawdaddy Club gig and start discussing management possibilities.
May 1-31, 1963: The Rolling Stones continue their club residencies and regular performances at Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, Studio 51 in London, the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, and the Wooden Bridge Hotel in Guildford, as well as a performance at Battersea Park in London.
May 1, 1963: Andrew Oldham and Eric Easton meet the Rolling Stones again and ask that Ian Stewart step down from the official line-up, which they accept. He stays on as road manager.
May 4, 1963: The Rolling Stones shoot their first photo session.
May 5, 1963: Dick Rowe of Decca Records witnesses the Rolling Stones in concert.
May 6, 1963: The Rolling Stones sign a management contract with Andrew Oldham and Eric Easton.
May 8-9, 1963: Brian Jones signs the Rolling Stones to a 3-year recording deal with Decca Records.
May 10, 1963: The Rolling Stones record the two sides of their first single at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
June 1963: The Rolling Stones pursue 22 engagements in clubs in the greater London and Surrey area.
June 7, 1963: The Rolling Stones’ first single, Come On, is released in the UK.

June 16, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at the Station Hotel in Richmond for the last time, because the club is closed down.
June 20, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at the Scene Club in London for the first time.
June 30, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at the new Crawdaddy Club at the Athletic Grounds in Richmond, Surrey.

July 1963: The Rolling Stones continue their steady club residency concerts, and perform their first gigs at ballrooms outside of the greater London and Surrey area.

July 7, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first television appearance, on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars.
July 9, 1963: The Rolling Stones hold their second official recording session at Decca Studios in London, recording Fortune Teller.
July 11, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their last concert at the Scene Club in London.
July 13, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first gig outside the London area, at the Outlook Club in Middlesbrough in Yorkshire.
July 16, 1963: The Rolling Stones hold their third official recording session at Decca Studios in London, recording a first version of Poison Ivy, what they initially thought would be their next single.
July 20 & 27, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first ballroom gigs, at the Corn Exchange in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and the California Ballroom in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
July 26, 1963: Mick Jagger turns 20.
August 1963: Pat Andrew gives up on Brian Jones, who is dating Linda Lawrence, and moves back to Cheltenham.
August 1963: Bill Wyman quits his day job.
August 2-31, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at 31 venues, composed roughly half of London area club residencies and half of out-of-London ballrooms and other venues, including Dunstable
(Bedfordshire) again, and their first concerts in Horsham (Sussex), Birmingham, High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire), Margate (Kent), Banbury (Oxfordshire), Northwich (Cheshire), Woking (Surrey), Leicester (Leicestershire) and Manchester.
August 2, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their last concert at the Wooden Bridge Hotel in Guildford.
August 8, 1963: At Decca Studios in London, the Rolling Stones record songs for their first EP, including Bye Bye Johnnie and You Better Move On.
August 11, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at the 3rd National Jazz Festival in Richmond, Surrey.
August 23, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their 2nd ever (UK) television appearance, and first on Ready, Steady, Go!.
August 26, 1963: The scheduled release date of the Rolling Stones’ second UK single, Poison Ivy/ Fortune Teller, which is withdrawn.
August 29, 1963: The Rolling Stones make their first apperance on Manchester’s UK TV program Scene at 6.30.
August 31, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert outside of England, at the Royal Lido Ballroom in Prestatyn, Wales.
September 1963: The Rolling Stones pursue a constant mixture of London area club gigs and British ballrooms and halls, including for the first time Walmer (Kent), Lowestoft (Suffolk), Aberyswyth (Wales), Kingston-upon-Thames (Surrey), Southsea (Hampshire), Peterborough (Northamptonshire), Morecambe (Lancashire), Walthamstow (North London) and Cambridge (Cambridgeshire).
September 1963: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards move into an apartment together in West Hampstead, London. Chrissie Shrimpton moves in with them, who is, or starts, dating Mick.
September 1963: Approximate time when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards start writing songs together.
September 1963: Brian Jones leaves Edith Grove and moves into Linda Lawrence’s parents’ house in Windsor.
September 8, 1963: The Rolling Stones make their second appearance on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars.
September 10, 1963: John Lennon and Paul McCartney join a Rolling Stones rehearsal and teach them I Wanna Be Your Man.
September 15, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at a prestigious concert called The Great Pop Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is the first joint performance with the Beatles, who close the show.
September 22-25, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their last gigs at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, and Eel Pie Island in Twickenham.
September 23, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform for the first time on the BBC radio program Saturday Club.
September 29-30, 1963: The Rolling Stones embark on their first theater tour of Great Britain, on a package tour headlined by the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, and eventually Little Richard,
performing in London and Cambridge
October 1963: The Rolling Stones spend the month on their theatre tour of Great-Britain, performing concerts in the London area, as well as shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, their first
concert in Cardiff, Wales, and their first shows in the central England cities Southend, Watford, St. Albans, Cheltenham, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Hanley, Derby, Nottingham; the northern
England cities Doncaster, Newcastle, Bradford, Sheffield, Liverpool; and the southern England cities Taunton, Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton.
October 7, 1963: The Rolling Stones record both sides of their next single, I Wanna Be Your Man, at De Lane Lea Studios in London. On the same day, the Stones find out Brian Jones is earning a higher salary for supposedly being the “leader” of the group.
October 13, 1963: The Rolling Stones discover Brian Jones is earning more than them.
October 14, 1963: On a day off, the Rolling Stones catch the James Bond movie From Russia With Love in Liverpool.
October 15, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform an extracurricular gig at the City Hall in Kingston-upon- Hull, Yorkshire, their first in that town.

October 17, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform for the first time in Scotland, in Glasgow as part of the Everly Brothers’ tour.
October 22, 1963: Mick Jagger informs the London School of Economics he is suspending his studies.
November 1-3, 1963: The Rolling Stones complete their Everly Brothers theater tour of Great Britain with their first performances in Rochester (southern England), Ipswich (central England) and concerts in London.
November 4-30, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at 25 venues across England, including ballrooms, clubs, halls and theatres. They perform their first concerts in Preston, Leeds, Whitley Bay,
Warrington, Wigan and Urmston (northern England); Crewe, Nuneaton, Coventry, Luton, Altrincham and Stoke-on-Trent (central England); Bath and Swindon (southern England). They also perform again in Liverpool, Newcastle, High Wycombe, Northwich, London and Richmond.
November 5, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at the Beatles’ famous haunt, the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
November 7, 1963: The Rolling Stones’ second single, I Wanna Be Your Man, is released in the UK.
November 14, 1963: The Rolling Stones record more songs for their next EP at De Lane Lea Studios in London, recording Money, Talkin’ ‘Bout You and a re-make of Poison Ivy.
November 17, 1963: The Rolling Stones make their third appearance on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, lip-synching to their latest single I Wanna Be Your Man.
November 20-21, 1963: Andrew Oldham produces demo sessions using the first Jagger/Richards compositions to give to other artists.
November 22, 1963: The Rolling Stones make their second appearance on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!. Backstage, they hear of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
December 1963: The Rolling Stones perform at 25 more venues across England, again a mixture of ballrooms, clubs, halls and theaters. They perform their first concerts in Southport (northern
England); Tamworth, Romford, Hereford, Bristol, Baldock, Leek and Lincoln (central England); Croydon, Reading, Epsom and Winchester (southern England). They also perform again in
Manchester, Doncaster, Bradford, Liverpool, Worcester, Watford, High Wycombe, Guildford and London.
December 7, 1963: At Regent Sound Studios in London, the Rolling Stones record demos for Andrew Oldham, using Jagger/Richards compositions.

December 14, 1963: The Rolling Stones visit sick children in a hospital.
December 22, 1963: Opening for the Rolling Stones at their concert at St. Mary’s Hall in Putney are The Detours (The Who).
December 27, 1963: The Rolling Stones make another appearance on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!.
December 30, 1963: The Rolling Stones perform their last gig at Studio 51 in London.

1964

January 1, 1964: The Rolling Stones appear on the first ever broadcast of British TV’S Top of the Pops.
January 2, 1964: The Rolling Stones record an instrumental track for Andrew Oldham, There Are But
Five Rolling Stones, at Regent Sound Studios in London.
January 3-4, 1964: The Rolling Stones start recording sessions for their first LP at Regent Sound
Studios, recording Carol, Route 66 and Walking the Dog among others.
January 3-5, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in London, Reading and for the first time
Oxford. Opening for the Stones again in Forest Hill, London, are The Detours (The Who).
January 6-27, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their second theatre tour of Great Britain, and their
first as (co-)headliners, with the Ronettes, titled Group Scene ’64. The tour features shows in
southern England (London, Maidstone) and central England (Slough, Kettering, Mansfield, Bedford,
Coventry, Aylesbury, Shrewsbury, Leicester, Bristol). Simultaneously the group performs non-tour
shows in southern England (Epsom, Swindon, Salisbury, Hastings, London), Scotland (Glasgow) and
central England (Lowestoft, Dunstable). On January 13, the group flies for the first time, to head to
Glasgow.
January 10, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ third record, an EP entitled The Rolling Stones, is released in the UK.
January 10, 1964: The Rolling Stones record more material for their first LP at Regent Sound Studios,
including Honest I Do, as well as Not Fade Away.
January 24, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for a BBC radio program, Go Man Go!. The Rolling Stones,
in part or whole, also take part in recordings of Jagger/Richards demos for Andrew Oldham at
Regent Sound Studios in London, including I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys, Each and Every Day
of the Year and Sleepy City (all eventually released on Metamorphosis).
January 29-30, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform/lip-synch You Better Move On on the British TV
programs Top of the Pops and Town and Around.
January 31-February 5, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in Preston (Lancashire), London
and their first in Willenhall (Staffordshire).
February 1, 1964: The Rolling Stones headline a prestigious concert, the Valentine Charity Pop Show,
at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
February 3, 1964: The Rolling Stones record an appearance on BBC radio’s Saturday Club.
February 4, 1964: The Rolling Stones continue recording their first LP at Regent Sound Studios,
including Can I Get a Witness and Little By Little, as well as the infamous and unreleased Andrew’s
Blues and And Mr. Spector and Mr. Pitney Came Too.
February 6, 1964: The Rolling Stones record a TV jingle for Rice Krispies cereal.
February 7, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform on the British TV show The Arthur Haynes Show.
February 8-March 7, 1964: The Rolling Stones undertake another package tour of British theatres,
with John Leyton, Mike Sarne and other artists, entitled All Stars ’64. The tour passes through
southern England (London, Guildford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Watford, Rochester, Bournemouth),
central England (Leicester, Cheltenham, Rugby, Hanley, Birmingham, Southend, Romford,
Nottingham, Wolverhampton), northern England (Sheffield, Liverpool, Bradford, Morecambe) and
Wales (Cardiff). The group also performs for the first time in Portsmouth, Greenford and Brighton
(southern England); Rugby and Colchester (central England); Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, York,
Blackpool and Blackburn (northern England).
Mick Jagger (February-March 1964): Touring
I hate it. I don’t like touring at the best of times, but as tours go this one has been quite good. The audiences are good… I’ll be glad when it’s all over, this tour. I don’t like the provinces. You can’t eat and you can’t get clean shirts.
February 9, 1964: Outside of the tour, the Rolling Stones perform at Club Noreik in London.
February 13, 1964: At Regent Sound Studios, the Rolling Stones record demos of Jagger/Richards
compositions for Andrew Oldham, Try a Little Harder and Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind, that
will end up on 1975’s Metamorphosis album.
February 14, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform Not Fade Away on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!.
February 18, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for the UK radio show Pop Inn.
February 21, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ third single, Not Fade Away, is released in the UK. (Released March 6 in the U.S.)
February 22-23, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their new single on UK TV’s Top of the Pops and
Thank Your Lucky Stars.
February 24-25, 1964: The Rolling Stones finish recording their first album at Regent Sound Studios,
including Tell Me and I Just Want to Make Love to You, and also record the song Good Times, Bad
Times.
March 4, 1964: From Manchester, the Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Top of the Pops and Scene
at 6:30.
March 8, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for BBC radio’s Saturday Club.
March 9-14, 1964: During this time, Charlie Watts and Shirley Shepherd vacation in Gibraltar, Brian Jones in
Scotland, and Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton in Paris.
March 15-31, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at 14 venues across England, with first time
appearances in Chatham, Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead and Ramsgate in the south, Ryde on
the Isle of Wight, and Kidderminster and Bletchley in the center. They also perform again in
Birmingham and in the southern cities Salisbury, Southampton, Windsor, London, Guildford and
Reading.
March 15, 1964: After their concert in Chatham, the group talks with then session guitarist Jimmy Page backstage.
March 18-19, 1964: In London, the Rolling Stones record for a Radio Luxembourg program and for
BBC radio’s Blues in Rhythm show.
March 27, 1964: Mick Jagger meets Marianne Faithfull for the first time, at a party for Andrew Oldham protégée
Adrienne Posta, whose new single is a Jagger/Richards composition. The other Rolling Stones, John Dunbar,
Paul McCartney, Peter & Gordon, and Millie Small also attend. Keith Richards meets and starts a relationship
with model Linda Keith.
March 29, 1964: Brian Jones performs with the Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in London.
April 1-6, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform ballroom and theatre shows in central England
(Stevenage for the first time, Ipswich, Lowestoft) and southern England (London, Folkestone for
the first time).
April 1964: Brian Jones moves out of Linda Lawrence’s parents’ house and into an apartment in Belgravia,
London.
April 8, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at the televised Ready Steady Go! Mod Ball at the
Empire Pool in Wembley, London.
April 9-18, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in Swindon, London, Hastings and Croydon in
southern England, Coventry, and for the first time in Rochdale (northern England) and Chester
(central England).
April 10-13, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for the BBC radio programs The Joe Loss Pop Show and
Saturday Club.
April 17, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ first album, The Rolling Stones, is released in the UK.
April 18, 1964: Mick Jagger is charged for driving a car without insurance or licence.
April 20, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go! from Montreux,
Switzerland, their first collective trip to the European continent.
April 22-25, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform in Slough (Berkshire), Luton (Bedfordshire) and for
the first time in Norwich (Norfolk).
April 26, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at the New Musical Express’ Poll Winners Concert at the
Empire Pool in Wembley, London, along with the Beatles and other British artists.
April 27, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a televised British
special.
April 28-May 11, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform concerts across England, for the first time in
Wallington and Hove in the south; in Birkenhead in the center; and Nelson and Bridlington in the
north. They also perform again in Southsea, London, Bournemouth, Bristol and Manchester.
April 29-May 9, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform on four British TV programs, Top of the Pops, Scene
at 6.30, Two Go Round and Open House.
May 1964: Ron Wood starts performing with his group The Birds.
May 12, 1964: The Rolling Stones record the songs Congratulations and Don’t Lie to Me at Regent
Sound Studios in London.
May 13-17, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform in northern England (Newcastle, Bradford), central
England (Stoke-on-Trent) and southern England (London, Folkestone).
May 18-21, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their first mini-tour of Scotland, playing for the first
time in Hamilton, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.
May 23-30, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform theatre concerts in central England (Leicester,
Coventry, Birmingham, Slough, Cannock and Stockport both for the first time), London and
Sheffield.
May 24-25, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform for British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and for the BBC
radio program Saturday Club.
May 29, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ first U.S. album, The Rolling Stones – England’s Newest Hit Makers, is released.
May 31, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform for a Pop Hit Parade at Wembley’s Empire Pool.
June 1, 1964: The Rolling Stones arrive in New York City for the first ever American tour, and hold a
press conference at Kennedy Airport.
June 2-3, 1964: The Rolling Stones appear on American TV’s Les Crane Show and Hollywood Palace
Show, the latter from Los Angeles.
June 4, 1964: The Rolling Stones visit RCA Recording Studios in Los Angeles and meet arranger Jack
Nitzsche.
June 5-7, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their first concerts in the United States at auditoriums
in San Bernardino, California, and San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, the Stones meet saxophonist
Bobby Keys.
June 10-11, 1964: The Rolling Stones record in the U.S. for the first time, at famed Chess Studios in
Chicago. They record their next single It’s All Over Now, as well as material for their next EP and
songs such as Down the Road Apiece, Time Is on My Side and Look What You’ve Done. The Stones
also meet Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy.
June 11, 1964: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
June 12-20, 1964: The Rolling Stones complete their first U.S. tour with concerts in Minneapolis,
Omaha (Nebraska), Detroit, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg (West Virginia) and New York at Carnegie Hall.
June 17-20, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform for U.S. TV’s Clark Race Show, The Mike Douglas Show
(Cleveland) and The Clay Cole Saturday Show.
June 19, 1964: Marianne Faithfull’s As Tears Go By, composed by Jagger/Richards/Oldham, is released in England.
June 22, 1964: Back in England, the Rolling Stones perform a concert at Oxford University.
Late June 1964: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards move into another apartment in Hampstead, London.
June 26, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ single It’s All Over Now is released in the UK.
June 26, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at the All Night Rave at Alexandra Palace in London.
June 26-27, 1964: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!, Juke Box Jury and
Top of the Pops.
June 28-July 10, 1964: The group enjoys rest from work. Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton, Charlie Watts and
Shirley Shepherd spend time on the island of Ibiza off the east coast of Spain. Charlie Watts also moves from
his parents’ house into an apartment in Gloucester Place, London.
July 1964: Marianne Faithfull’s single As Tears Go By, composed Jagger/Richards/Oldham, is released.
July 7, 1964: Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman crash the Beatles’ party at the Dorchester Hotel in
London for the premiere of A Hard Day’s Night.
July 11-12, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform in Bridlington and Leeds in Yorkshire.
July 11-17, 1964: The Rolling Stones record appearances on British TV’s Day By Day and Top of the
Pops, and BBC radio’s The Joe Loss Pop Show and Top Gear.
July 18-19, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in London and Brighton.
July 20, 1964: Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman attend a televised Ray Charles special in Croydon.
July 21-23, 1964: Mick Jagger participates in Andrew Oldham Orchestra recordings at Regent Sound Studios in
London, recording the first version of Heart of Stone with Jimmy Page and other musicians.
July 23, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform again on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!.
July 23, 1964: Linda Lawrence gives birth to her son with Brian Jones, Julian.
July 24, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, where
they witness one of their worst riots.
July 25-26, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at Nelson (Lancashire) and Leicester.
July 28, 1964: The Rolling Stones tape a special summer edition of UK TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars.
July 31, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concerts in Northern Ireland, in Belfast
and Ballymena.
August 1-2, 1964: Back in England, the Rolling Stones perform shows in Hastings (Sussex) and at an
open air festival at Warminster in Wiltshire for the first time, at the Marquis of Bath’s Longleat
House.
August 5-7, 1964: From London, the Rolling Stones tape an appearance for American TV’s Red Skelton
Hour, and perform for British TV’s Top of the Pops and Ready, Steady, Go!.
August 7, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform at the 4th annual National Jazz and Blues Festival in
Richmond, Surrey.
August 8, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in the Netherlands, and their first
on the European continent, at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen near The Hague. A tremendous riot
ends the show after 2 songs.
August 9-14, 1964: Back in England, the Rolling Stones perform in Manchester, London and for the
first time in New Brighton (Chester) and Douglas on the Isle of Man.
August 14, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ second UK EP Five By Five is released.
August 18-30, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform theatre concerts every day across the south of
England. The group performs its first concerts on the Channel Isles (Guernsey and St. Helier) and
across southwest England (Weymouth, Weston-super-Mare, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay). They
also play again in Bournemouth and Taunton.
August 31-September 4, 1964: At Regent Sound Studios in London, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
record some of their self-penned songs with the Andrew Oldham Orchestra. The Rolling Stones also
record their own numbers, including Under the Boardwalk, Off the Hook and Little Red Rooster.
September 2, 1964: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’S Top of the Pops.
September 5-October 11, 1964: The Rolling Stones headline a 32-date theatre tour of Great-Britain.
The group performs in London, Guildford, Exeter, Southampton and Brighton in the south; Leicester,
Colchester, Luton, Cheltenham, Chester, Lincoln, Hanley, Birmingham, Romford, Bristol,
Wolverhampton, Watford, Ipswich and Southend in central England; Cardiff in Wales; Liverpool,
Manchester, Wigan, Carlisle (for the first time), Newcastle, Stockton-on-Tees, Kingston-upon-Hull,
Doncaster and Bradford in the north; and Edinburgh in Scotland.
September 15, 1964: From Manchester, the Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Scene at 6.30.
September 26, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ U.S. single Time Is on My Side is released.
September 28-29, 1964: The Rolling Stones record more songs at Regent Sound Studios in London,
including Grown Up Wrong, Susie Q. and Surprise, Surprise.
October 8, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for the BBC radio program Rhythm and Blues.
October 14, 1964: Charlie Watts secretly marries Shirley Shepherd at Bradford in Yorkshire.
October 16, 1964: Mick Jagger is interviewed on Ready, Steady, Go!.
October 24, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ second U.S. album, 12 X 5, is released.
October 18-20, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their first concerts in Belgium and France, at
the Amerikaans Theatre in Brussels (taped for Belgian TV) and at L’Olympia in Paris.
October 23, 1964: The Rolling Stones arrive in New York for their second American tour and hold a
press conference at Kennedy Airport.
October 24, 1964: The Rolling Stones appear on U.S. TV’s Clay Cole Show and perform at New York
City’s Academy of Music.
October 25, 1964: The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on U.S. TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show.
October 26-November 1, 1964: The Rolling Stones tour California, performing again in San Bernardino,
and for the first time in Sacramento, Santa Monica, Long Beach and San Diego. Their performance
in Santa Monica with other artists (James Brown, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Chuck Berry and
Marvin Gaye among others) is filmed for the movie The TAMI Awards Show.
November 2, 1964: The Rolling Stones record for the first time at RCA Studios in Hollywood, Los
Angeles, for their next album(s). They record Pain in My Heart, Everybody Needs Somebody to
Love, Down Home Girl and Heart of Stone among others.
November 3-4, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio and Providence,
Rhode Island.
November 8, 1964: The Rolling Stones are back in Chess Records in Chicago, recording What a Shame
and a second version of Time Is on My Side among others.
November 11-15, 1964: The Rolling Stones end their second American tour with concerts for the first
time in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Fort Wayne (Indiana), Dayton (Ohio), Louisville (Kentucky) and
Chicago. Brian Jones misses all concerts except the last, because of bronchitis.
November 13, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ U.K. single, Little Red Rooster, is released.
November 20, 1964: The Rolling Stones appear on the televised Glad Rag Ball from Wembley’s Empire
Pool and appear on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!.
November 29, 1964: From Birmingham, the Rolling Stones tape an appearance on UK TV’s Lucky Stars
Special.
December 4, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform their last concerts of the year at Croydon, Surrey.
December 1964: The group takes most of the month off. Mick Jagger and Brian Jones holiday briefly in Paris.
Brian Jones and Linda Lawrence split up.
December 15, 1964: In Shepperton, London, the Rolling Stones shoot promotional films for songs like
Heart of Stone and Oh Baby.
December 19, 1964: The Rolling Stones’ U.S. single, Heart of Stone, is released.
December 21, 1964: Charlie Watts’ children book based on Charlie Parker, Ode to a High Flying Bird, is published.

1965

January 6-8, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform in Belfast, Northern Ireland, again and perform their first ever concerts in Ireland proper, in Dublin and Cork.
January 10, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in Hammersmith, London.
January 11-12, 1965: At De Lane Lea Studios in London, the Rolling Stones start work on their next single, The Last Time.
January 13-15, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Ready, Steady, Go!.
January 15, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ second UK album, The Rolling Stones No. 2, is released.
January 17-18, 1965: The Rolling Stones pursue work on their next single at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, California.
January 21, 1965: Having arrived in Australia for their first tour down under, the Rolling Stones hold a press conference in Sydney.
January 22-29, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concerts in Australia, in Sidney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
January 22, 1965: In Sydney, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Andrew Oldham get involved in a boating scuffle with local young men.
January 29, 1965: In Melbourne, the Rolling Stones perform on the Australian TV show Big Beat ’65.
February 1-8, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concerts in New Zealand, in Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington.
February 10-13, 1965: Back in Australia, the Rolling Stones perform in Melbourne again, as well as in Adelaide and Perth.
February 13, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ third U.S. album, The Rolling Stones, Now!, is released.
February 16, 1965: The Rolling Stones end their first Australasian tour with their first ever concerts in Singapore, playing at the Badminton Stadium.
February 17, 1965: The Rolling Stones fly to Hong Kong for a Chinese lunch, then fly to Tokyo, Japan to hold a press conference, following which they fly to Los Angeles where they finish work on The Last Time at RCA Studios.
February 18, 1965: Back in London, Mick Jagger hangs out with the Beatles at the Ad Lib Club.
February 18-25, 1965: The group enjoys a week off. Charlie and Shirley Watts spend time in Miami, Keith Richards and Andrew Oldham in New York City.
February 26, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ single The Last Time is released in the UK. (Released in the U.S. on March 13.)
February 26-March 4, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go!, The Eamonn Andrews Show and Top of the Pops, as well as on the BBC radio program Top Gear.
March 5-18, 1965: The Rolling Stones carry out a theatre tour of England, performing in London, Rochester, Guildford and Greenford in the south; Liverpool, Manchester, Sunderland and Sheffield in
the north; and Leicester, Rugby, Southend and Romford in central England. The Rolling Stones also appear for the first time in Scarborough and Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
March 11, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Scene at 6.30.
March 18, 1965: Bill Wyman and Brian Jones run into trouble by urinating against the wall of a garage, after being refused access to the toilet.
March 21, 1965: In Birmingham, the Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars.
March 24, 1965: Dawn Molloy gives birth to Brian Jones’ fifth illegitimate child, a son, Paul Andrew Molloy, givenfor adoption and renamed John Maynard.
March 26-April 2, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform their first tour of Scandinavia. They do their first concerts in Odense and Copenhagen in Denmark, and in Gothenburg and Stockholm in Sweden. In Odense at a rehearsal, Bill Wyman is knocked unconscious by an electric shock passed on by Mick Jagger and Brian Jones.
April 9, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Goes Live.
April 11, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform for the second year in a row at the New Musical Express’ Poll Winners Concert at the Empire Pool in Wembley, along with the Beatles, the Animals and
other artists. The Rolling Stones close the first half of the show; the Beatles the second.
April 16-18, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform concerts at L’Olympia in Paris, France.
April 22, 1965: The Rolling Stones arrive in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for their third North American tour.
April 23-26, 1965: The Rolling Stones engage their third North American tour with their first ever concerts in Canada, performing auditorium and arena shows in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and
London (Ontario).
April 29-May 1, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concerts in Worcester (Massachusetts), Albany (New York) and Philadelphia, and also play in New York City.
May 2-3, 1965: The Rolling Stones appear for the second time on U.S. TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show, and tape an appearance for the Clay Cole Show.
May 3, 1965: In New York City, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones fight with five guys who call them faggots.
May 4-8, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concerts in the southeastern U.S., playing auditorium and stadium shows in Statesboro and Atlanta in Georgia, Clearwater and Jacksonville
in Florida, and Birmingham, Alabama.
May 6-7, 1965: In Clearwater, Florida, Keith Richards composes the riff to Satisfaction. Tour manager Mike Dorsey fights with, and hurts, Brian Jones, after the latter allegedly beats up a girl.
May 9, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater.
May 10, 1965: The Rolling Stones record at Chicago’s Chess Studios again, recording Mercy Mercy and That’s How Strong My Love Is among other songs, as well as starting work on Satisfaction.
May 11-12, 1965: The Rolling Stones do more work for their next single and album at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, finishing Satisfaction and recording The Spider and the Fly, Cry to Me and Good Times among other songs.
May 14-22, 1965: The Rolling Stones engage the California leg of their current North American tour, performing for the first time in San Francisco, San Jose and Fresno, and playing again in San
Bernardino, Long Beach, San Diego and Sacramento.
May 15-20, 1965: The Rolling Stones tape appearances for U.S. TV’s Hollywood A Go-Go, Shivaree and Shindig!.
May 23-28, 1965: The group enjoy time off from the North American tour. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards visit the Arizona desert, Charlie Watts visits Civil War sites in the East, and Brian Jones and Bill Wyman hang out in Los Angeles.
May 29, 1965: The Rolling Stones end their third North American tour with three more concerts at New York City’s Academy of Music.
June 4-10, 1965: The Rolling Stones make appearances on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Goes Live, Thank Your Lucky Stars and Top of the Pops.
June 6, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ single (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction is released in the U.S. (Released in the U.K. on August 20.)
June 11, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ live British EP Got Live IF You Want It! is released.
June 15-18, 1965: The Rolling Stones tour Scotland, performing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.
June 24-29, 1965: The Rolling Stones tour Scandinavia again, performing for the first time in Norway (Oslo) and Finland (Pori). The group performs again in Copenhagen in Denmark, and (for the first
time) in Malmo in Sweden.
Early July 1965: Andrew Oldham, without the Rolling Stones’ knowledge, appoints the American Allen Klein as their business manager.
July 7-10, 1965: The Rolling Stones record more songs in RCA Studios in Los Angeles, California.
July 16-26, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform in Exeter, Portsmouth and Bournemouth in southern England, and Great Yarmouth (for the first time) and Leicester in central England.
July 22, 1965: Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones appear in court in London for the March 18 incident and are found guilty of using insulting behaviour and fined. Keith Richards and Charlie Watts are present for support.
July 26, 1965: On Mick Jagger’s 22nd birthday, the Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars. They also meet with their business manager Allein Klein for the first time.
July 28, 1965: The Rolling Stones tape promotional films for Satisfaction and other songs at Twickenham Studios in London.
July 29, 1965: The Rolling Stones sign a new recording contact with Decca Records in London.
July 30, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ fourth U.S. album, Out of Our Heads, is released.
August 1, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform at the Palladium in London and attend the annual meeting of Rolling Stones Ltd.
August 2-18, 1965: The group is off work. Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton, Brian Jones and Linda Lawrence holiday in Tangier, Morocco (afterh the 6th), along with art gallery owner Robert Frasier Keith Richards and Linda Keith vacation in the south of France. Bill Wyman and his family spend time in Western Germany.
August 6, 1965: The Byrds, John Lennon and George Harrison spend time at Brian Jones’ pad following the Byrds’ concert at Blaises in London.
August 14-16, 1965: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards spend time in New York City, attending business meetings and witnessing the Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert.
August 17, 1965: Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart record Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page songs with the two guitarists at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
August 18, 1965: Mick Jagger is best man at the wedding of David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve.
August 20, 1965: The Rolling Stones record for the BBC radio programs Yeh! Yeh! and Saturday Club.
August 22, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform at the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
August 23-September 2, 1965: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Goes Live (twice), Scene at 6.30, and Thank Your Lucky Stars.
August 26, 1965: Bill Wyman produces recording sessions for The End in London.
September 3-4, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform in Dublin, Ireland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
September 5-6, 1965: The Rolling Stones record their next single, Get Off of My Cloud, and more songs for their next album at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, California, including I’m Free, The Singer Not the Song and Gotta Get Away.
September 8, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform in Douglas on the Isle of Man, England.
September 11-17, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform their first tour of West Germany and Austria, appearing in Münster, Essen, Hamburg, Munich, West Berlin and Vienna.
September 14, 1965: Brian Jones meets Anita Pallenberg in Munich, whom he soon starts going out with.
September 20, 1965: Bill Wyman produces recording sessions for Moon’s Train in London.
September 23, 1965: The Rolling Stones on British TV’s Top of the Pops.
September 25, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ single Get Off of My Cloud is released in the U.S. (Released in the U.K. on October 22.)
September 24-October 17, 1965: The Rolling Stones carry out another theatre tour of Great Britain, performing in London and Southampton in southern England; Bristol, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury, Hanley, Chester, Leicester, Birmingham, Cambridge and Northampton in central England; Cardiff in Wales; Wigan, Manchester, Bradford, Carlisle, Newcastle, Stockton-on-Tees, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Doncaster in northern England; and Glasgow in Scotland.
October 19-22, 1965: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Top of the Pops and Ready, Steady, Goes Live.
October 27-28, 1965: The Rolling Stones arrive in New York City for their fourth North American tour and hold a press conference.
October 29-November 7, 1965: The Rolling Stones open their fourth North American tour with concerts on the East Coast and Great Lakes region, performing in Montreal and Toronto in Canada;
Providence in Rhode Island; New York City; Philadelphia – and for the first time in Ithaca, Syracuse and Rochester in New York state; New Haven in Connecticut; Boston; and Newark, New Jersey.
November 9, 1965: Brian Jones jams with Bob Dylan in a hotel in New York City during a major electricity blackout. During the New York stay, journalist Al Aronowitz also brings Brian Jones to meet Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison of the forming Velvet Underground “to score some acid”.
November 10-23, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ North American tour travels throughout the southern U.S., with all first-time stops in North Carolina (Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte); Washington
D.C.; Maryland (Baltimore); Tennessee (Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis); Louisiana (Shreveport); Fort Worth and Dallas in Texas; and Oklahoma (Tulsa).
November 11, 1965: The Rolling Stones return to New York to appear on U.S. TV’s Hullabaloo.
November 15, 1965: In London, Andrew Oldham edits the film Charlie Is My Darling shot during the Stones’ Irish jaunt in early September.
November 18-19, 1965: The group flies to Miami and rent motorboats for a rest. Anita Pallenberg arrives and joins them.
November 24-28, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ North American tour goes back north, appearing in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Detroit, Dayton, Cincinnati (for the first time) and Chicago.
November 29-30, 1965: The Rolling Stones perform in the American southwest for the first time, in Denver, Colorado and Pheonix, Arizona.
December 1-5, 1965: The Rolling Stones end their biggest North American tour yet with a western swing through Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, Washington, both for the first time; and Sacramento, San Jose, San Diego, and for the first time Los Angeles, at the Sports Arena, in California. In Sacramento, Keith falls unconscious but unhurt after being electrocuted onstage.
December 3-8, 1965: The Rolling Stones start work on their next single 19th Nervous Breakdown and the Aftermath album, at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, recording Take It or Leave It, Sittin’ on a
Fence, Going Home, Think and Mother’s Little Helper.
December 4, 1965: The Rolling Stones’ fifth U.S. album, December’s Children (and Everybody’s), is released.
December 5, 1965: Following the Los Angeles concert, Keith Richards and Brian Jones attend an Acid Test Party by Ken Kesey and sample LSD.
December 9-27, 1965: Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton holiday in Jamaica; Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg spend time in the Virgin Island, then in New York City with Bob Dylan. Keith Richards and Linda Keith spend time in Los Angeles.
December 18, 1965: Andrew Oldham announces the Rolling Sones will be making a feature film.
December 31, 1965: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s The New Year Starts Here.

1966

January 5, 1966: Bill Wyman produces a recording session in London for Ian Stewart, where Bill, Stu and Keith Richards record the song Stu-Ball.
January 1966: Mick holds a party in his apartment where the group attends, along with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
January 20, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Top of the Pops.
February 3-6, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform again on British TV’s Top of the Pops, as well as on the Eamonn Andrews Show.
February 4, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ single 19th Nervous Breakdown is released in the UK. (Released in the U.S. on February 12.)
February 8, 1966: Keith Richards fails his test for a driving licence.
February 13, 1966: From New York City, the Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for the third time.
February 16, 1966: The Rolling Stones arrive in Sydney, Australia, for their second Australasian tour and hold a press conference at the airport.
February 17, 1966: The Rolling Stones tape an appearance on Australian TV’s Bandstand Special.
February 18-26, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.
February 27-March 1, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform concerts in New Zealand, in Wellington and Auckland.
March 2, 1966: The Rolling Stones end their second down under tour by performing in Perth, Australia.
March 3-5, 1966: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie and Shirley Watts spend time in Fiji. Brian Jones and Bill Wyman hang out in Los Angeles.
March 6-9, 1966: At RCA Studios in Los Angeles, the Rolling Stones continue and conclude their recording sessions for Aftermath, as well as for their next single Paint It Black. Under My Thumb, Lady Jane, Out of Time, Stupid Girl and High and Dry are recorded among others.
Mid-March 1966: Brian Jones spends time with Andrew Oldham in New York City. While in New York, Brian catches the Velvet Underground perform at the Paraphernalia, as part of Andy Warhol’s touring multi-media spectacular Exploding Plastic Inevitable show. Meanwhile, Keith Richards purchases the house Redlands in
West Wittering, Sussex.
March 26, 1966: The Rolling Stones arrive in Amsterdam in the Netherlands for a European tour. They perform in Den Bosch, near The Hague, for the first time.
March 27-29, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform in Belgium, Brussels and Paris, France. The group meets Brigitte Bardot in Paris.
March 30-31, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform for the first time in Marseille and Lyon in France. In Marseille, Mick Jagger is hit with a piece of wood over the eye while performing, and requires
hospitalization and stitches.
April 1-2, 1966: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts spend time in England, with Mick attending a ecording session by The Troggs. Bill Wyman, Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg spend time in Paris; Bill Wyman and Brian Jones attend the taping of a special Ready, Steady, Go! edition at Paris TV studios featuring The Who and The Yardbirds.
April 2, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ first greatest hits compilation album, Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), is released in the U.S.
April 3-5, 1966: The Rolling Stones end their brief European tour with concerts in Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.
April 14, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform in London for British TV’s Top of the Pops.
April 15, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ fourth U.K. album, Aftermath, is released.
April 15-30, 1966: The group enjoys time off. Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton, Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg spend time in Dublin, Ireland. Bill Wyman and his family vacation in Scandinavia.
May 1, 1966: For the third year in a row, the Rolling Stones perform at the New Musical Express’ Poll-Winners Concert at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London. They share the bill with the Who, the Yardbirds and other artists, and for the last time with the Beatles.
May 4, 1966: Anita Pallenberg moves in with Brian Jones.
May 7, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ single Paint It Black is released.
May 8-12, 1966: The Rolling Stones appear for the last time on British TV’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, and perform as well on Top of the Pops.
May 15-25, 1966: Brian Jones spends time in Marbella, Spain; Bill Wyman and his family spend time in Majorca, Spain.
May 16, 1966: Mick Jagger and Andrew Oldham visit Beach Boy Bruce Johnston at his hotel room in London, England where they are played the just-released Pet Sounds album.
May 26, 1966: The Rolling Stones and girlfriends/wives attend Bob Dylan’s concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
May 27, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go – Live.
June 1, 1966: Brian Jones joins the Beatles in their recording of Yellow Submarine at EMI Studios in London.
June 8, 1966: Mick Jagger collapses from exhaustion and is ordered rest. He moves into a new apartment near Regents Park, London.
June 23, 1966: The Rolling Stones arrive in New York City for their fifth North American tour, their last of the teenybopper era.
June 24, 1966: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference aboard a yacht in New York City, spend time afterward with Bob Dylan at a recording studio, then start their tour with their first ever performance at Manning Bowl in Lynn, Massachusetts.
June 25-July 10, 1966: The Rolling Stones tour the Atlantic coast and Ohio Valley/Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. The group performs in arenas and stadiums in Cleveland,
Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Syracuse, Detroit and Chicago. They also appear for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut; Buffalo, New York; Atlantic City and Asbury Park, New Jersey; Virginia (Virginia Beach); and Indianapolis, Indiana.
July 2, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ U.S. version of Aftermath, their sixth North American studio album, is released.
July 2, 1966: Following their concert at New York City’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the group witnesses unknown Jimi Hendrix – calling himself Jimmy James – performing at a club.
July 6, 1966: In Syracuse, Brian Jones attracts controversy by allegedly dragging an American flag across the floor.
July 11-15, 1966: The Rolling Stones pursue their tour through central Canada and the U.S., performing for the first time in Houston, Texas; Missouri (St. Louis); Winnipeg, Canada; and again
in Omaha, Nebraska.
July 16-18, 1966: The Rolling Stones spend some days off from the tour relaxing in Los Angeles.
July 19-26, 1966: The Rolling Stones tour the western coast of North America, appearing in Vancouver, Seattle, Sacramento, Pheonix, Los Angeles (at the Hollywood Bowl) and San
Francisco. The group also plays for the first time in Oregon (Portland); Utah (Salt Lake City); and Bakersfield, California.
July 28, 1966: The Rolling Stones end their 1966 North American Tour in Honolulu, Hawaii, which they play for the first time.
July 29-August 2, 1966: The Rolling Stones take more rest time in Los Angeles.
August 3-11, 1966: The Rolling Stones start work on their next single and album at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, including Let’s Spend the Night Together and Yesterday’s Papers.
August 8, 1966: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys visits the Rolling Stones in the studio in Los Angeles, where he hears the track My Obsession. The Stones then proceed to get Wilson high on marijuana.
August 1966: Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg holiday in Morocco, Charlie and Shirley Watts in Greece, Bill and
Diane Wyman in Florida, Mick Jagger in Mexico and Keith Richards in New York. Mick Jagger starts seeing Marianne Faithfull.
August 31-September 2, 1966: At IBC Studios in London, the Rolling Stones continue work for the most part on Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?.
September 1966: Brian Jones starts work on the soundtrack for the German film A Degree of Murder.
September 8-9, 1966: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Oldham finish work on Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? at RCA Studios in Los Angeles.
September 10-11, 1966: The Rolling Stones are in New York City to shoot the cover for their next single, film a promotional film clip and make their fourth appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Mid-September 1966: Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg move into a new apartment on Courtfield Road in London.
September 22, 1966: The Rolling Stones rehearse in London for their British tour.
September 23, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow! is released.
September 23-October 9, 1966: The Rolling Stones undertake their 1966 Tour of Great-Britain, what would be their last for over four years, with opening artists Ike & Tina Turner and the Yardbirds
among others. The group performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London, then pursue with concerts in northern England (Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockon-on-Tees); Glasgow in Scotland;
Newcastle, Ipswich, Birmingham and Bristol in northern and central England; Cardiff in Wales; and Southampton in southern England.
October 4-5, 1966: The Rolling Stones make their last appearance on British TV’s Ready, Steady, Go, and also perform on Top of the Pops.
October 1966: Marianne Faithfull separates from her husband John Dunbar to continue her relationship with Mick Jagger.
Mid-October 1966: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards work on recordings of the British tour with Glyn Johns in London for a live album, attended also by other members of the group.
October 1966: Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg holiday in Paris, France.
October 1966: Ron Wood joins some of the Small Faces for a party at Mick Jagger’s, with Marianne Faithfull.
Early November 1966: Brian Jones joins Anita Pallenberg in Munich, West Germany, who is shooting A Degree of Murder.
November 4, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ compilation album Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) is released in the UK.
November 8-26, 1966: The Rolling Stones pursue work on their next single and album, Between The Buttons, at Olympic Sound Studios in London. Songs include Ruby Tuesday, Connection, Miss
Amanda Jones and Something Happened to Me Yesterday.
November 14, 1966: The Rolling Stones shoot the album cover for the Between The Buttons LP.
Late November 1966: The Rolling Stones shoot promotional film clips in London for their next single.
December 1966: Ron Wood does his last work with his group The Birds.
December 6-16, 1966: Keith Richards and Brian Jones holiday in Los Angeles, California.
December 8, 1966: Bill Wyman first meets Astrid Lundstrom at a London club.
December 10, 1966: The Rolling Stones’ first live album, Got Live If You Want It!, is released.
December 13, 1966: The Rolling Stones complete overdubbing on their next album, BetweenThe Buttons, at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
December 17, 1966: The Rolling Stones perform in London for BBC TV’s Top of the Pops.
December 18, 1966: Mick Jagger breaks up with Chrissie Shrimpton, who tries to commit suicide and is hospitalized.
December 20, 1966: Mick Jagger performs a duet with Chris Farlowe on UK TV’s final Ready, Steady, Go!.
Late December 1966: Charlie and Shirley Watts holiday in the United States.
December 24, 1966: Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg meet up with Keith Richards and Linda Keith in Paris, France for Christmas.

 

1967

January 1967: Ron Wood joins the Jeff Beck Group, along with Rod Stewart, and eventually takes up the bass.
January 2, 1967: The Rolling Stones attend Ian Stewart’s marriage to Cynthia Gaisford.
January 3, 1967: Bill and his wife Diane decide to separate.
January 9, 1967: Bill’s wife Diane goes to live in South Africa and leaves him with their son.
January 13, 1967: The Rolling Stones’ single Let’s Spend the Night Together / Ruby Tuesday is released.
January 13-15, 1967: The Rolling Stones fly to New York City and make their fifth appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Mick Jagger is forced to change the words of Let’s spend the night together
to Let’s spend some time together (while rolling his eyes).
January 18-19, 1967: At Olympic Studios in London, the Rolling Stones prepare a backing track (an unusual version of It’s All Over Now) for their upcoming appearance on Sunday Night at the
London Palladium.
January 20, 1967: The Rolling Stones’ fifth British studio album, Between The Buttons, is released. (The U.S. version, their seventh American album, is released on February 11.)
January 22, 1967: The Rolling Stones appear for the first time on British TV’s prestigious Sunday Night at the London Palladium, but cause controversy by refusing to participate in the tradition of going on the roundabout at the end of the show.
January 25, 1967: The Rolling Stones appear on BBC TV’s Top of the Pops.
January 26, 1967: The group has more time off. Mick Jagger flies to Italy to join Marianne Faithfull, then takes a holiday with her in the south of France – their relationship becomes public. Bill Wyman and new girlfriend Astrid Lundstrom spend time in Spain.
February 5, 1967: Mick Jagger issues a press statement announcing he will sue the British newspaper News of the World for alleging he revealed using drugs. (Brian Jones had been mistaken for Mick Jagger.)
February 5, 1967: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Eammon Andrews Show.
February 9-24, 1967: The Rolling Stones start preliminary work on their next album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
February 10, 1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attend the orchestra overdub on the Beatles’ A Day in the Life at EMI Studios in London.
February 11, 1967: Brian Jones does more soundtrack work for A Degree of Murder at Olympic Stound Studios in London.
February 11-12, 1967: Keith Richards holds a weekend party at his home Redlands, with Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, George and Patti Harrison, art deal Robert Fraser and others. Tipped by the News of the World, the police arrive on the premises (when the Harrisons are gone) and conduct a search for drugs. The police confiscate pills from Mick Jagger’s coat, heroin belonging to Robert Fraser and cannabis resin.
February 14, 1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet with a lawyer concerning the bust.
February 26-28, 1967: It is decided it would be safer for the group if Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones were out of the country. Keith Richards flies to Paris, France, and is joined by Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg, and the next day they start driving (in Keith’s Bentley) down towards Morocco. Brian Jones becomes ill and is hospitalized in Toulouse, France.
March 1, 1967: Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg drive from Barcelona to Marbella, Spain, and start their relationship.
March 4, 1967: Anita Pallenberg flies back to Toulouse to see Brian Jones; Keith Richards and his driver Tom Keylock ferry to North Africa and drive to Tangier, Morocco, where they meet friends, including Robert Fraser, Christopher Gibbs and Michael Cooper.
March 7, 1967: Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg fly back to London where Brian is re-hospitalized.
March 11, 1967: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg fly down to Tangier, Morocco, to join the others. The group drives down to stay in Marrakesh.
March 16, 1967: Brian Jones records Moroccan musicians, while Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg drive away back to Spain. Mick Jagger flies home to England.
March 17-21, 1967: Brian Jones returns to London, and Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg return to Morocco.
March 22, 1967: Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg fly back to London, where the latter goes back home with Brian Jones.
March 22, 1967: The Rolling Stones rehearse in London for their upcoming European tour.
March 23-24, 1967: The Rolling Stones fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, and then on to Malmö, Sweden.
March 25-27, 1967: The Rolling Stones start their 1967 European Tour, their last tour of the era, with first-time concerts in Helsingborg and Orebro, Sweden.
Keith Richards: The Anita situation and touring Brian nearly didn’t make the (European) tour. We weren’t talking again. Having been through that before it was like being back to square one, except that now he resented me bitterly for taking his chick.
March 29-April 2, 1967: The Rolling Stones perform for the first time in Bremen, Cologne and Dortmund in West Germany, followed by concerts in Hamburg and Vienna.
April 5-9, 1967: The Rolling Stones perform concerts for the first time in Italy, playing in Bologna, Rome, Milan and Genoa.
April 11-13, 1967: The Rolling Stones perform in Paris, France, followed by their first ever concert in a Communist country, Poland, in Warsaw.
April 14-17, 1967: The Rolling Stones end their European tour with their first ever concerts in Switzerland (Zurich), The Hague in the Netherlands, and Greece (Athens).
April 18-April 23, 1967: Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg spend time in Rome, Italy, where she is filming Barbarella. Brian Jones holidays with Keith Richards’ ex-girlfriend, Linda Keith in England.
April 24-May 9, 1967: Keith Richards, Anita Pallenberg and Brian Jones all meet up in Cannes, France for the premiere of A Degree of Murder. Brian and Anita have a talk and Brian leaves the film festival early.
April 23, 1967: Bill Wyman and Astrid Lundstrom are able to fly back to London from Athens, after being unable to leave because of a political coup in Greece.
May 7, 1967: Brian Jones, along with Ringo Starr, the Beach Boys, the Moody Blues and others, attend a concert by the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Saville Theatre in London, England.
May 9, 1967: Keith Richards flies back to London and spends time with Mick Jagger discussing their court appearance the following day. They spend the night at Redlands.
May 10, 1967: In London, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are formerly charged for drug possession and allowing premises to be used for cannabis use, respectively. They elect trial by jury. Simultaneously, Brian Jones is busted for possession of drugs (cocaine and hashish) at his London apartment, along with his friend Prince Stash.
May 11, 1967: Mick Jagger joins the Beatles on their recording of Baby You’re a Rich Man at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
May 16-21, 1967: The Rolling Stones resume recording sessions for their next album at Olympic Sound Studios in London, starting work on She’s a Rainbow.
May-June 1967: Charlie Watts purchases a mansion in Halland, near Lewes in East Sussex.
June 1967: After playing with The Gods, Mick Taylor joins John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
June 2, 1967: Brian Jones and Prince Stash are formally charged in court and elect for a jury trial.
June 8, 1967: Brian Jones joins the Beatles on their recording of You Know My Name at EMI Studios in London, playing saxophone.
June 9-13, 1967: The Rolling Stones do more work on their next single and album, working on Dandelion, Citadel and We Love You among other songs at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
June 14-25, 1967: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull holiday in Tangier, Morocco.
June 15-18, 1967: Brian Jones flies to California and attends the Monterey International Pop Festival.
June 19, 1967: Bill Wyman joins the Royal Horticultural Society.
June 25, 1967: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones attend, and sing backup vocals at, the Beatles’ live global satellite appearance on Our World, from their EMI Studios in London, recording overdubs on All You Need Is Love.
June 26, 1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards prepare for court the next day.
June 27, 1967: At Chichester court in London, Robert Fraser pleads guilty to heroin possession and Mick Jagger is tried and found guilty by the jury for illegal possession of Benzedrine. Mick Jagger appeals. He and Robert Fraser are jailed overnight at Lewes prison.
June 28, 1967: Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser are brought back to Chichester court and put into a cell below the courtroom, where Keith Richards’ trial starts for allowing his premises to be used for the smoking of cannabis. The trial is unfinished at day’s end; Keith Richards is released, and Mick Jager and Robert Fraser are brought back to Lewis prison.
June 29, 1967: Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser are brought once back again to Chichester court, where Keith Richards’ trial proceeds. The prosecution finishes, the jury retires and Keith Richards is found guilty. He appeals the decision and is sentenced to 12 months in prison and a fine. Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser are brought into court for their sentencing. Robert Fraser is ordered 6 months in prison and a fine, and Mick Jagger 3 months and a fine. Mick Jagger is brought to Brixton prison, Keith Richards and Robert Fraser to Wormwood Scrubs prison.
June 29, 1967: Brian Jones flies to Rome, Italy, where Anita Pallenberg is filming, to try and win her back.
June 30, 1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are granted bail and released from jail under conditions, pending their appeals. The Who announce they are releasing a single of Rolling Stones covers to offer moral support.
July 2, 1967: The London Times features an influential editorial by William Rees-Mogg in defence of Mick Jagger, entitled Who Breaks A Butterfly on a Wheel?.
July 2-22, 1967: The Rolling Stones continue recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios in London for the We Love You single and Their Satanic Majesties Request, working on On with the Show, The
Lantern, In Another Land and 2000 Light Years from Home among others. John Lennon and Paul McCartney record background vocals on We Love You, Dandelion and Sing This All Together.
July 3, 1967: Brian Jones checks into a health clinic asking for help and is refused.
July 5-24, 1967: Brian Jones spends time at the Priory Nursing Home in Richmond, Surrey.
July 15, 1967: The Rolling Stones’ U.S. compilation album Flowers is released, a mixture of recent hits, unreleased songs and album tracks having appeared only in the UK.
July 24, 1967: Brian Jones leaves for Malaga, Spain, with his new girlfriend Suki Poitier.
July 30, 1967: The Rolling Stones shoot promotional film clips for We Love You and Dandelion in London, parodying the trial of Oscar Wilde and enlisting Marianne Faithfull’s collaboration.
July 31, 1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attend their appeal hearings in court. Keith Richards’ conviction is overturned, while Mick Jagger’s is upheld but his sentence is quashed. Mick Jagger flies to Essex to film a TV discussion on World In Action.
August 1-9, 1967: Keith Richards joins Anita Pallenberg in Rome again; Brian Jones vacations in Marbella, Spain; Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull holiday in Ireland; Bill Wyman and Astrid Lundstrom spend time with the Wattses at their estate.
August 10-September 7, 1967: The Rolling Stones continue haphazard recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios in London for Their Satanic Majesties Request.
August 18, 1967: The Rolling Stones’ single We Love You is released in the UK. (Released in the U.S. on September 2.)
August 25-27, 1967: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull join the Beatles on a transcendental meditation seminar by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Bangor, Wells.
September 1967: Charlie and Shirley Watts move into their new home Peckhams in Halland, East Sussex.
September 4 & 8, 1967: Bill Wyman produces recording sessions for The End in London at Olympic Sound Studios.
September 13-17, 1967: The Rolling Stones fly into New York and shoot the album cover of Their Satanic Majesties Request.
September 20, 1967: The Rolling Stones announce they are splitting from their manager Andrew Oldham.
October 2-5, 1967: The Rolling Stones continue work for Satanic Majesties at Olympic Sound Studios in London, finishing Citadel and The Lantern among others.
October 5, 1967: Brian Jones records with Jimi Hendrix at Olympic Sound Studios.
October 11-23, 1967: The Rolling Stones finish recording sessions for Their Satanic Majesties Request at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
October 1967: The Rolling Stones film promotional film clips for She’s a Rainbow and 2000 Light Years from Home in London.
October 30, 1967: Brian Jones appears in court in London for his trial. He is found guilty of cannabis possession and allowing his premises to be used for the smoking of cannabis, and jailed for 12 months and fined. He spends the night at Wormwood Scrubs prison. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards fly to New York to mix and master Their Satanic Majesties Request.
October 31, 1967: Brian Jones is released on bail, pending an appeal.
November 8, 1967: Bill Wyman produces another sessions for The End at Olympic Sound Studios in London, with Charlie Watts participating.
November 13, 1967: Bill Wyman and Astrid Lundstrom fly to New York City, and then on to Bermuda for a holiday.
November 30, 1967: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman record interviews for BBC radio’s Top Gear.
Early December 1967: Brian Jones travels through southwestern England.
December 8-9, 1967: The Rolling Stones’ 8th U.S. studio album, and 6th UK album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, is released.
December 12, 1967: Brian Jones appears in court in London for his appeal, which Mick Jagger attends. The defence provide medical testimony that he has become suicidal. His prison sentence is quashed, and he is given 3 years probation under condition of treatment, and fined.
December 13, 1967: Brian Jones is driven to hospital by his chauffeur, after being found unconscious in his apartment following drug and alcohol over-use. He returns to the Priory clinic.
December 21, 1967: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Top of the Pops.
Late December 1967: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull holiday in the Bahamas; Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg in Morocco; Brian Jones in Sri Lanka; and Bill Wyman and Astrid Lundstrom in Sweden.

 

1968

January 21, 1968: Brian Jones participates in the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s recording of All Along the Watchtower at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
Early-Mid February 1968: The Rolling Stones start rehearsals for their next album at Keith Richards’s house Redlands in West Wittering, Sussex.
February-March 1968: Bill Wyman suffers from anxiety attacks.
February 4, 1968: Mick Jagger is interviewed on British TV’s Eamonn Andrews Show.
February 21-Mid-March 1968: The Rolling Stones hold more rehearsals at R. G. Jones Studios in Morden, Surrey, with just-hired producer Jimmy Miller.
March 1968: Mick Jagger purchases the country house Stargroves, near Newbury in Berkshire, which he starts renovating. He also purchases an apartment on Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, London.
March 17, 1968: Mick Jagger participates in the first major British demonstration against the Vietnam War, at London’s Grosvenor Square outside the American Embassy.
March 17-April 3, 1968: The Rolling Stones start recording sessions for Beggars Banquet at Olympic Studios in London, working on Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man, Child of the Moon,
Parachute Woman and other songs. Brian Jones misses many sessions.
March 18, 1968: Shirley Watts gives birth to her and Charlie’s daughter, Serafina.
March 20, 1968: Keith Richards’ ex-girlfriend, Linda Keith, is found unconscious at Brian Jones’ apartment following a drug overdose.
Late March 1968: Bill Wyman starts producing new recording sessions for The End in London.
April 1968: During a shopping spree, Mick Jagger purchases the books Confucius to Cummings, Dylan Thomas, Penguin Modern Poets, W. B. Yeats Poems, Morte d’Arthur, and Jung Volume 10.
April 20, 1968: The Rolling Stones finish work on their next single, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
April 27-28, 1968: The Rolling Stones shoot a promotional film clip for Jumpin’ Jack Flash in London.
May 1968: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first meet Gram Parsons, who is touring Europe with the Byrds.
May 9-10, 1968: The Rolling Stones start working on Salt of the Earth at Olympic Sound Studios.
May 11, 1968: The Rolling Stones film a promotional film clip for Child of the Moon in the Surrey countryside nd another one for Jumpin’ Jack Flash at Olympic Sound Studios.
May 12, 1968: The Rolling Stones perform their first public performance in over a year, at the New Musical Express Poll-Winners’ Concert, at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.
May 13-23, 1968: The Rolling Stones continue recording sessions for Beggars Banquet at Olympic Sound Studios, working on Dear Doctor, No Expectations, Family, Factory Girl, Stray Cat Blues and
other tracks, as well as finish Street Fighting Man.
May 15, 1968: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference at their London office for the release of Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Mick Jagger and Brian Jones record an interview for BBC radio’s Top Gear.
May 18, 1968: The Rolling Stones and girlfriends/wives see the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
May 21, 1968: Brian Jones is arrested for a second time at his apartment, for possession of cannabis. He is sent to Marlborough Street Magistrates Court where his is charged. He moves temporarily into Redlands with Keith Richards.
May 24, 1968: The Rolling Stones’ single Jumpin’ Jack Flash is released in the UK. (Released in the U.S. on June 1.)
Early June 1968: The Rolling Stones hold a photo shoot for the inside cover of Beggars Banquet, at a house in Hampstead, London.
June 4-10, 1968: The Rolling Stones pursue recording sessions for Beggars Banquet at Olympic Sound Studios, recording Sympathy for the Devil among other tracks, and getting filmed by French
film director Jean-Luc Godard for One Plus One.
June 6, 1968: Mick Jagger records an interview for BBC radio’s Top Gear.
June 8, 1968: The Rolling Stones shoot an outdoors photo session in Balcony Field, Swarkestone, near Derby in central England.
June 11, 1968: Brian Jones is back in court at Inner London Sessions and elects trial by jury. He then flies off to Malaga, Spain, with Suki Poitier.
June 22, 1968: At Olympic Sound Studios in London, doing producing work for The End, Bill Wyman gets a preview of the first Led Zeppelin recordings by Jimmy Page.
June 24-28, 1968: The Rolling Stones finish recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios for Beggars Banquet, working on Prodigal Son and Family among others.
July 1968: Bill Wyman decides to fight his separated wife for the custody of his son.
July 4, 1968: Brian Jones and Suki Poitier arrive in Tangier, Morocco.
July 6, 1968: Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and Jimmy Miller arrive at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California, for the overdubbing and mixing sessions for Beggars Banquet album.
July 7, 1968: The Byrds, with Gram Parsons, perform a charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Keith meets Parsons again, who quits the Byrds and starts hanging with Keith.
July 9, 1968: Charlie Watts arrives in Los Angeles to join the Beggars Banquet mixing sessions.
July 20, 1968: Keith Richards, along with Anita Pallenberg and Gram Parsons, arrive in Los Angeles to join the final Beggars Banquet sessions.
July 21, 1968: Bill Wyman purchases Gedding Hall, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk.
July 23-24, 1968: Brian Jones records the Master Musicians of Joujouka in Marrakesh, Morocco.
July 25, 1968: The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet is completed at Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound Studios.
July 26, 1968: Mick Jagger celebrates his 25th birthday at the Vesuvio Club in London, England, with Marianne Faithfull, Charlie Watts, John Lennon and Paul McCartney among others. Mick Jagger previews the Beggars Banquet album, while Lennon and McCartney preview the Hey Jude / Revolution single.
August 1968: The Rolling Stones and Decca Recors start a battle over the image for the cover of Beggars Banquet, delaying the album’s release.
August 1968: Gram Parsons spends time with Keith Richards at Redlands.
August 1968: Brian Jones finds his future home, Cotchford Farm in Hartfield, Sussex, the former home of author A. A. Milne.
August 31, 1968: The Rolling Stones’ U.S. single Street Fighting Man is released.
September 2-Mid-October 1968: Mick Jagger shoots his acting part in the film Performance in London, alongside Anita Pallenberg and others. Mick and Anita possibly have an affair together.
September 1968: Keith Richards moves into Robert Fraser’s apartment in London with Anita Pallenberg, and starts experimenting with heroin.
September 3, 1968: Mick Jagger tapes an interview on British TV’s Frost on Friday.
September 26, 1968: Brian Jones attends his trial in London, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Suki Poitier present. He is found guilty of possession of cannabis and fined.
October 1, 1968: Charlie Watts produces a recording session for The People Band at Olympic Sound Studios in London.
Early October 1968: Marianne Faithfull’s pregnancy to Mick Jagger’s child becomes public.
October 9, 1968: The Rolling Stones start rehearsals at a newly purchased warehouse studio in London.
October 12, 1968: Mick Jagger appears on British TV’s Frost on Saturday, and discusses marriage and living out of wedlock with Mrs. Mary Whitehouse, founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association.
Late October 1968: Marianne Faithfull suffers a miscarriage.
October 30, 1968: Bill Wyman and Astrid Lundstrom move into Gedding Hall.
November 1968: Mick Jagger records the soundtrack for the film Invocation of My Demon Brother at his Cheyne Walk apartment.
November 16-17, 1968: The Rolling Stones initiate the Led It Bleed sessions at Olympic Sound Studios in London, starting work on You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Memo from Turner.
November 21, 1968: Brian Jones purchases Cotchford Farm in Sussex.
November 29, 1968: The Rolling Stones perform on British TV’s Frost on Saturday.
November 29, 1968: Jean Luc Godard’s film One Plus One is premiered in London.
December 5, 1968: The Rolling Stones hold a promotional party for the release of Beggars Banquet at the Gore Hotel in London.
December 6-7, 1968: The Rolling Stones’ 9th U.S. and 7th UK studio album, Beggars Banquet, is released.
December 6-12, 1968: The Rolling Stones rehearse then film The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus at Intertel Studios in London, along with The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, John Lennon,
Eric Clapton and other artists.
December 14, 1968: Mick Jagger is interviewed for BBC radio’s Scene and Heard.
December 18, 1968: Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg fly off for a 3-week holiday in Peru and Brazil.
Late December 1968: Brian Jones and Suki Poitier start a prolonged stay in Sri Lanka.

 

1969

January 1-Late February 1969: Brian Jones and Suki Poitier remain in Sri Lanka.
February 10-28, 1969: The Rolling Stones resume recording sessions for Let It Bleed at Olympic Sound Studios in London, mostly without Brian Jones, starting work on You Got the Silver and Gimmie Shelter.
February 24, 1969: Mick Jagger records an interview for BBC radio’s Scene and Heard.
March 1-March 31, 1969: The Rolling Stones continue recording sessions for Let It Bleed at Olympic Sound Studios in London, working on Honky Tonk Women, Love in Vain and Sister Morphine among other songs.
Keith Richards & Mick Jagger: Ry Cooder, “Sister Morphine” & “Love in Vain.”
March 4, 1969: Bill Wyman starts a new round of producing sessions for The End in London.
March 18, 1969: Brian Jones enters the Priory clinic in Richmond, Surrey, again.
April 1969: Brian Jones starts seeing Anna Wohlin.
Early-to-mid-April 1969: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards holiday in Positano, Italy.
Mid-April 1969: The Rolling Stones hold rehearsals at their London warehouse studio, plan a re-shoot of their Rock & Roll Circus segment at the Coliseum in Rome in late June.
April 17-30, 1969: The Rolling Stones resume recording sessions again at Olympic Sound Studios, working on Monkey Man and Downtown Suzie.
April 23, 1969: While Keith Richards is absent, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder record a prolonged jam at Olympic Sound Studios in London, that would eventually be released Jamming with Edward.
May 1-May 31, 1969: The Rolling Stones continue recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios, working on Country Honk, Honky Tonk Women, Let It Bleed and Live with Me among other tracks.
May 1969: Brian Jones crashes his motorcycle into a shop window near his home and is hospitalized. Keith Richards purchases an apartment on Cheyne Walk in London, near Mick Jagger’s.
May 5-6, 1969: Keith Richards plays bass at a Billy Preston recording session at Trident Studios in London, along with George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
May 7, 1969: Jean-Luc Godard’s One Plus One opens in England.
May 21, 1969: The Rolling Stones hold their last photo shoot with Brian Jones, near Tower Bridge in London, resulting in the cover used for the compilation album Through The Past, Darkly.
May 23, 1969: Mick Taylor performs his last concert with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
May 28, 1969: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull are arrested at their Cheyne Walk apartment for possession of cannabis. They are brought to court, charged and released on bail.
May 31, 1969: Mick Taylor starts recording with the Rolling Stones, playing on Live with Me.
June 1-July 2, 1969: The Rolling Stones continue work at Olympic Sound Studios, recording or overdubbing on Honky Tonk Women, Jiving Sister Fanny, Monkey Man, Loving Cup and I Don’t Know Why, among other songs.
June 7, 1969: Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg suffer a car crash near Redlands. Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull attend the Blind Faith Hyde Park free concert in London.
June 8, 1969: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts visit Brian Jones at his home in Cotchford Farm and tell him he has to leave the group. They issue a press statement that Brian Jones is leaving the Rolling Stones.
June 12, 1969: The Rolling Stones do a photo shoot with Mick Taylor.
June 13, 1969: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference at Hyde Park, London, announcing the arrival of Mick Taylor and their Hyde Park free concert on July 5.
June 16, 1969: The Rolling Stones with Mick Taylor perform in London for U.S. TV’s David Frost Show.
June 23, 1969: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull appear at Marlborough Street Magistrates’ Court in London where they request and receive a delay until September 29, because of their filming commitments.
Mick Jagger (June 1969): Preparing for Ned Kelly
July 2, 1969: Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm late in the evening. The Rolling Stones are informed while working at Olympic Sound Studios.

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