Co-produced by BBC Motion Gallery and ABKCO, The Rolling Stones Chronicles series consists of six documentary shorts, each featuring various Rolling Stones 60s hits as their soundtrack. The music is combined with his clips of thematically relevant interviews from historical figures of the band’s contemporaries, interspersed with historical documentary footage of relevant world events. Each episode will be released every Thursday from February 9th to March 16th, starting with Episode 1 – The Last Time, at his weekly intervals.
Watch The Rolling Stones Chronicles: Episode 1 – The Last Time:
Set to the Rolling Stones’ 1965 hit single “The Last Time” (#9 US, #1 UK), Episode 1 explores the influence of early rock’n’roll and Chicago blues on the band and the irony of the British Invasion. is explained. Selling American culture back to the country of origin. Footage of B.B. King, Little Richard, and many other heroes of the Stones, one of his highlights from Episode 1, and audio of Marshall Chess telling the story of his encounter with a Londoner and his invitation to record in Chicago. is characterized by Keith Richards recounts the day he met his future musical partner Mick Jagger on a train carrying his classic yet little-known R&B and blues records. increase. “What you have under your arm is worth taking,” Richards remembers gleefully thinking.
Future episodes of The Rolling Stones Chronicles will be based on the dramatic cultural shift between 1965 and 1969, in which the Rolling Stones themselves were iconic. Episode 2 – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (release date: February 16), set to an intercontinental number 1 hit, follows the theme of sexual liberation and follows David Bowie (then his Jones) A little nod to Society for the Prevention. Cruelty to men with long hair.
In the psychedelic outburst and infamous “Redlands Bust,” Jagger, Richards, singer Marianne Faithfull, and other friends were arrested for drug possession at Richards’ home in 1967. This is the theme of Episode 3, “She’s a Rainbow,” coming out February 23rd. .
The Rolling Stones Chronicles Episode 4 – Street Fighting Man (release date: March 2) is set to songs inspired in part by the student unrest in Paris and elsewhere in 1968, and is set in the late 1960s. It focuses on acute social anxiety. Racial equality, gay rights, protests against the Vietnam War, student demonstrations, troubles in Northern Ireland, and more. Among the featured audio/visual clips are Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali.
Episode 5 – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (release date: March 9) is about the duality of technology and its super-acceleration at the birth of the computer age. The Cold War, the space race, and innovations in recording technology are stitched together with nuclear tests, astronauts, and footage recorded by the Rolling Stones at Olympic Studios.
The final installment of The Rolling Stones Chronicles (Episode 6 – Gimme Shelter) will be released on March 16th. His haunting 1969 track that opens the Let It Bleed album provides a backdrop for the themes of revolution and the turmoil that ended his decade. The hippie movement, original guitarist Brian Jones’ funeral and Hyde Park tribute concert, Altamont tragedy are all captured. At one point, Jagger explained to an interviewer: When asked, “What do you complain about?” he replies, “The generation that runs our lives.”
“The Rolling Stones Chronicles puts the band’s music in historical context,” said series executive producer Robin Klein. “They lived in that very era, but The Rolling Stones themselves acted as a vehicle for change, reflecting and influencing change.
BBC Motion Gallery Producer Samira Chowdhury said: The 60s still resonate today. ”
The Rolling Stones Chronicles release schedule:
February 9 The Rolling Stones Chronicle – The Last Time (EP1)
February 16 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (EP2)
February 23 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – She’s A Rainbow (EP3)
March 2 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – Street Fighting Man (EP4)
March 9 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (EP5)
March 16 The Rolling Stones Chronicles – Gimme Shelter (EP6)