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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 ... See full summary »

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Himself - Jethro Tull
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Himself - Jethro Tull
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Tony Iommi ...
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Himself - The Who
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Himself - Taj Mahal's Guitarist
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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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Originally recorded as a Christmas television special to promote The Rolling Stones' album "Beggar's Banquet". See more »

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Mick Jagger: 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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A Quick One (While He's Away)
Written by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Published by Essex Music, Inc.
Performed by The Who
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Wish I was there!
25 June 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Rock'n'Roll fans it doesn't get any better than this! This is as close as you're going to get to your 60s rock dream. A Lennon/Keef/Clapton/Mitch Mitchell jam. Early tasty Tull with Sabbath's Tony Iommi on guitar. Marianne Faithfull looking like an angel. The Who destroying the competition with a sensational version of A Quick One. And last, but not least, The Stones with a relaxed but smoking set including classics Sympathy For The Devil and You Can't Always Get What You Want. Unforgettable.


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