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Everly Brothers tour was turning point for Rolling Stones, says former manager

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The Everly Brothers paid a big role not in the music of many groups and not just the Beatles, but also the Rolling Stones. Former Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, in his autobiography “Stoned,” says the group's tour with the Everlys was a pivotal point in their career.

“The Rolling Stones themselves were struggling with the physical and emotional demands of their first tours. If the Stones thought the ballroom trek with its alien and indifferent audiences was an ordeal, they were about to find the meaning of real work. On 29 September they embarked on the Everly Brothers' theater tour. The schedule was exhausting with two shows a night and only three travel days off in a relentless thirty-two day schedule.

“The tour with Don and Phil was, to the young Stones, what Hamburg had been for the even younger Beatles, and it is hard to see how they could have become the most durable touring band of all time if they had not suffered this thankless first rung. Night after night, they fought to win over audiences that, at best found them a poor substitute for the Beatles. I may have emphasized the Stones' roughness, but it was the road that brought out and hardened their toughness.”

Copyright Steve Marinucci. Please do not reprint in full on other sites without permission. Connect with us on Facebook and Pinterest. And don't miss our weekly Beatles news podcast “Things We Said Today” available first on Fab4Radio.com on the weekends, then on iTunes and Podbean.com. We are also the author of the ebook “Meet a Monkee: Davy Jones.”

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