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>
For a brief moment, it seemed Rock & Roll would INHERIT THE EARTH.
Did You Know?
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
You've heard of Oxford Circus, you've heard of Piccadilly Circus, and this is the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, and we've got sights and sounds and marvels to delight your eyes and ears, and you'll be able to see the very first one of those in a few moments.
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Featured in The Kids Are Alright
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Under license from ATV Music Corp. (Maclen)
Performed by The Dirty Mac See more