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?
Originally, The Rolling Stones
and The Who
were going to stage a tour in which the bands would perform in circus tents. However, after that idea fell through, it was decided to stage the television special instead. 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.
SPECIAL THANKS Everyone's Mum... See more
Referenced in The Mighty Boosh: The Chokes
Entry of the Gladiators
Written by Julius Fucík
(as Julius Fucik) See more