Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter- Hyde Park London 7-6-13

Normally we reserve this feature to live performances that have been recorded and/or produced by Redbeard, but we make an exception here for several reasons. First, it was the Rolling Stones on their “Fifty (and Counting…) ” tour which was unprecedented for a rock and roll band. Additionally, the London Hyde Park performances of 6 and 13 July 2013 were historic as they marked the Stones’ return to their hometown landmark for the first time in 44 years. The previous time was July 1969, the first gig by the Stones without founder Brian Jones and the first gig for their 21-year old replacement for him, Mick Taylor, who joined me In the Studio  along with bass player Bill Wyman who was also there,  for the story of Let It Bleed . With the buzz  on the excellent rock documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom,   which features interviews with both Lisa Fisher and Mick Jagger who sing this, here is a stunning example of why that story needed to be told. – Redbeard