THE ROLLING STONES: CHARLIE IS MY DARLING
First show: September 04
To celebrate the life of the coolest Rolling Stone, Charlie Watts, The Roxie presents the meticulously restored and fully-realized version of the first-ever, legendary, but never released (and never shown in San Francisco) film THE ROLLING STONES: CHARLIE IS MY DARLING – IRELAND 1965.
Co-presented by Amoeba Music
and Radio Valencia
Come early for a 30-minute video preshow of rare and cool clips of Charlie, featuring interviews and performances with both The Stones and the Charlie Watts Quintet!
Shot during a quick tour of Ireland just weeks after (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction hit # 1 on the charts, CHARLIE IS MY DARLING is an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Stones. It features the first professionally-filmed concert performances of the band and documents the early frenzy of their fans and the riots the band s appearances inspired. The band is shown traveling through the Irish countryside by train; dashing from cabs to cramped, basement dressing rooms through screaming hordes of fans. Motel rooms host impromptu songwriting sessions and familiar classics are heard in their infancy as riff and lyric are united.
“The title, of course, refers to Charlie Watts, the tall, taciturn drummer of the crew,” wrote a Variety critic in 1966. Josef von Sternberg, of all people, pronounced CHARLIE IS MY DARLING “a very beautiful film; it is, and will remain, a very valuable social document.” CHARLIE IS MY DARLING is the invaluable frame that captures the spark about to combust into The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. Directed by then 29-year-old “direct cinema” documentarian Peter Whitehead—the most astute chronicler of cultural upheaval in sixties London.
1965/2012. Ireland. 65 min. DCP.
Win this limited edition Box Set generously provided by ABKCO and Amoeba Music!
1 of 2 of these limited edition box sets will be raffled off at the 9/4 & 9/5 shows.
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