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The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 12 October 1996 (USA)
Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Anderson ... Himself - Jethro Tull
Glenn Cornick Glenn Cornick ... Himself - Jethro Tull
Clive Bunker Clive Bunker ... Himself - Jethro Tull
Tony Iommi ... Himself - Jethro Tull
Pete Townshend ... Himself - The Who
Roger Daltrey ... Himself - The Who
Keith Moon ... Himself - The Who
John Entwistle ... Himself - The Who
Taj Mahal ... Himself
Jesse Ed Davis Jesse Ed Davis ... Himself - Taj Mahal's Guitarist
Gary Gilmore Gary Gilmore ... Himself - Taj Mahal's Bassist
Chuck Blackwell Chuck Blackwell ... Himself - Taj Mahal's Drummer
Marianne Faithfull ... Herself
John Lennon ... Himself - The Dirty Mac
Eric Clapton ... Himself - The Dirty Mac
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Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only the Rolling Stones but The Who, Jethro Tull (with future Black Sabbath guitarist Tommy Iommi filling in for the recently departed Mick Abrahams), Marianne Faithful and an all-star jam featuring John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Micthell. Sadly, this also marked the final appearance of the Stones founder and original guiding light, Brian Jones, who would be dead within six months after filming the special. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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For a brief moment, it seemed Rock & Roll would INHERIT THE EARTH.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Oi Rolling Stones See more »

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Dolby Digital

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For a fortnight in 1968, future Black Sabbath founder Tony Iommi briefly joined Jethro Tull as lead guitarist. This was his only public appearance with the band, but the performance was mimed - he never played live with Jethro Tull. See more »

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Mick Jagger: John, I want to talk to you about your new group, The Dirty Mac, that you've got together for tonight's show. Comprised of yourself, and...
John Lennon - The Dirty Mac: Myself, that's Winston Legthigh, as you know, and we've got Mitch Mitchell from the Jimi Hendrix Experience... and we've got Eric Clapton, from Cream, the late great Cream...
Mick Jagger: Cream? Fantastic.
John Lennon - The Dirty Mac: And we've got Keith Richards, your own soul brother.
Mick Jagger: Dirty.
John Lennon - The Dirty Mac: I'd like to give you this, Mike.
[Hands Jagger the plate of food he's been eating, walks off to go onstage]
Mick Jagger:
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One Last Look
13 December 2002 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was one great special, but it was sad to see the man who was the original visionary of the Stones, Brian Jones, and the pitiful shell he had become. It was pretty much known that it was the end for him as a member of the band and this can be seen as his last hurrah. You also can see the changes the Stones had undergone from their beginnings as a group that covered songs by American blues greats to the juggernaut that was the Jagger/Richards songwriting team. It was also interesting to see The Who as they were in the middle of their transition from being the icons of the mods to the hard rock force they would be a few months later. Roger Daltry hadn't gone all the way with the look he was famous for, the fringed shirt and long curly blonde hair, and Pete Townsend had not yet gotten his white boiler suit. And as many people have commented, The Who blew the Mick and the boys off the stage that night.


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