Taj Mahal was not yet a blues legend when the Rolling Stones first heard him live in the mid-1960s at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. But they immediately became avid fans of his no-nonsense instrumental prowess, earthy singing and charismatic stage presence.Such avid fans, in fact, that Mahal was the only American artist the now-legendary English band invited to perform in London as part of their 1968 concert film, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.” As the recently released expanded “Circus” DVD and CD box set vividly attests, he was a standout in a lineup that also included the Stones, The Who, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jethro Tull, Eric Clapton and Marianne Faithfull.Clapton would later be a guest on an album by Mahal, who may well be the only veteran blues great to earn a degree in agriculture and animal husbandry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before launching his musical career. The New York-born Mahal’s many other … [Read more...] about Music legend Taj Mahal talks music, race and the Rolling Stones
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By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 23, 2019 at 12:45 am | UPDATED: August 23, 2019 at 12:51 am When The Rolling Stones announced in early spring that their spring tour dates, including a planned stop at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, had been canceled because singer Mick Jagger needed heart surgery, a whole lot of fans surely wondered whether this was it. It, as in the end of the legendary English rock band, which made its U.S debut in San Bernardino. It, as in the end of the music that defined the ‘60s, grew perhaps even stronger in the ‘70s, and provided the soundtrack for multiple generations of music lovers. Mick Jagger performs during The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Thursday, August 22, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) The Rolling Stones perform at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena during their No Filter Tour on Thursday, August 22, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, … [Read more...] about The Rolling Stones rise to rock the Rose Bowl
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and The Rolling Stones will play at Bronco Stadium at Mile High as part of their "No Filter" tour Saturday night.The Stones' concert was originally scheduled for May in Denver, but it was postponed when Jagger had heart valve replacement. Denver-based Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will open Saturday’s concert, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets through the resale market were available for $149 apiece on vividseats.com and starting at $168 on stubhub.com on Friday morning. 18 things happening in and around Colorado Springs this weekendThe Rolling Stones' concert is part of a big three-day stretch of outdoor concerts at major venues in Denver.- On Thursday, Billy Joel played Coors Field.- On Friday, country rock group Zac Brown Band returns to Coors Field for a third time. The band, which played Coors in 2015 and 2017, will be joined by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Caroline Jones as … [Read more...] about What’s the cost of Rolling Stones concert tickets in Denver?
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 10:47 AM EDT Aug 6, 2019 Main stage performers including Third Eye Blind, the All-American Rejects, the Four Tops and Theory of a Deadman will lead the music lineup at the 2019 edition of Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak. The lineup of 200-plus performers — including a genre-spanning array of local talent — was announced Tuesday morning by producers of the 22nd annual festival, formally named Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by Flagstar Bank. The Labor Day weekend fest, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 2, will feature music on nine stages, including a Michigan Lottery National Stage showcasing performances by Phillip Phillips, Night Ranger and Starship. Organizers also announced the honorary renaming of Washington Avenue to L. Brooks Patterson Boulevard during the festival's four days, in honor of the late Oakland County Executive. Patterson, who died Saturday at 80, was a longtime AB&E backer and helped … [Read more...] about Arts, Beats & Eats lineup, schedule: Third Eye Blind, Four Tops
Author: Nick Aiello-Popeo Publish date: Jan 4, 2019 If you pull on something hard enough, it breaks. For the late, legendary alpinist Mugs Stump, who almost became an NFL football player, that thing was the body itself—in his case the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. When strained by 485 pounds of force, the ACL is stretched twice as tight as a piano string. Slowly, at first, the ligament’s millions of tiny collagen fibers begin to fray. The individual breakages increase exponentially until the ligament explodes with an audible “snap.” The town of Glenrio, sitting astride the boundary of Texas and New Mexico, is a model of confliction. With a surveyor’s mistake in 1859, Glenrio was cleaved down the middle by the border. Even its name is a pastiche of half English, half Spanish that means “valley river.” But unassuming Glenrio (pop. 30)—or a nearby border town, depending on which of Stump’s contemporaries … [Read more...] about Ascendant: How Quitting Professional Football Launched Mugs Stump’s Climbing Career