This is a guest post from JBFC Marketing Intern Elena Gorell
The Rolling Stones is now a household name. Their songs heard in movies, TV shows, and across the airwaves, and through digital music services such as itunes or online radio stations such as Spotify or Pandora. Their songs range from the adored “Paint It, Black” recorded as a single in 1966 to “Beast of Burden” off of their album Some Girls released in 1978. But before all this fame made this band a nationwide phenomenon, opening the doors to the 1960’s British Rock Invasion, they had to climb the ladder of success.
Before they became the “bad-boy” legacy for blues-rock, hard rock, and grunge bands, The Rolling Stones had to tour Britain in order to sell their name. In 1965, Peter Whitehead and Mick Gochanour had a brilliant idea of following around the band as they toured Ireland. The song they owe their success to, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” is one of the many songs that caused a shockwave throughout Britain instigating the youth to scream and their parents to raise their arms in protest to such divergent music.
In the film, The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling, viewers will experience the concerts in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork. This re-mastered footage allows the waves of adoring screams of their youthful fans to be heard, their picture painted vividly in both their pre- and post-glory. This documentary reveals the fuzz-guitar riffs and the gripping vocals but also the masterminds for who they are. The greatest notion captured on film is their unblemished endearment of music soon to be covered with the sweat, blood, and tears that made them rock-stars. The Rolling Stones have become infused in history for the rest of time. For more about The Rolling Stones early years, check out this interview with Andrew Loog Oldham, the man who discovered the Rolling Stones.