Rolling Stones news clips dating back to the mid to late 1960s have been unearthed by British Pathé. The vintage footage of the legendary British rockers in their formative years has been recently uploaded by the U.K. newsreel archivist to their official YouTube page.
According to a news release posted on April 18 at Rolling Stone.com, a dozen classic Stones newsreels have been posted by British Pathé. Included among them are a six-minute Technicolor clip from 1964, titled "Rolling Stones Gather Moss," coverage of the 1967 discharge of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for drug possession charges in London and a news report of the "Satisfaction" hitmakers historic July 5, 1969 performance in Hyde Park.
The clips are a must viewing for any Stones fans as they cover key turning points in the career of The World's Greatest Rock n' Roll Band. Most of the Stones clips have been gathered and posted at DangerousMinds.net. If you don't mind doing a little digging among the thousands of other historically fascinating news clips, check out British Pathé's YouTube page.
Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees confirmed new dates for seven previously postponed 14 On Fire Tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, expanding the trek with two additional shows. Presented by Frontier Touring in association with AEG Live, performances originally booked from March 19 - April 5 will now take place between Oct. 25 - Nov. 22 with a second show added in Perth and a brand new date scheduled in Pokolbin.
The Stones also recently announced an extended 14-city European tour leg, which will kick off May 26 in Oslo, Norway at Telenor Arena and wrap up July 3 at in Demark the Roskilde festival. The European leg will be followed in the fall by the rescheduled Down Under leg, which will kick off on Oct. 25 Adelaide, Australia at Adelaide Oval and wrap up Nov. 22 in Auckland, New Zealand at Mt Smart Stadium. See RollingStones.com for more details.
Did you know? The original Rolling Stones 14 On Fire Tour leg of Australia and New Zealand was postponed last month due to the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott.