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The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 12 October 1996 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself - Jethro Tull
Glenn Cornick ... Himself - Jethro Tull
Clive Bunker ... Himself - Jethro Tull
... Himself - Jethro Tull
... Himself - The Who
... Himself - The Who
... Himself - The Who
... Himself - The Who
... Himself
Jesse Ed Davis ... Himself - Taj Mahal's Guitarist
Gary Gilmore ... Himself - Taj Mahal's Bassist
Chuck Blackwell ... Himself - Taj Mahal's Drummer
... Herself
... Himself - The Dirty Mac
... 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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The film was unreleased until 1996 because The Rolling Stones were dissatisfied with their performance. 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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You Can't Always Get What You Want
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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A Time-Travel to a Magnificent Concert
14 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

On 11 December 1968, The Rolling Stones presented two concerts on a stage of a circus, with the presence of great bands. About twenty-eight years later, the show was released on VHS and CD in USA, and I bought both of them. On January 2003, this concert was finally released in Brazil on DVD. It was a time-travel to a magnificent concert and today I have seen it again. The opening, with Jethro Tull playing one of their best songs, 'Song for Jeffrey', from the successful album 'Living in the Past', is amazing. A very simple band, composed by Glen Cornic (Bass, Harmonica), Mick Abrahams (Guitar), Clive Bunker (magnificently playing a very small drums for the standards of the present days) and highlighting Ian Anderson in the lead vocal and flute in a wonderful performance. The Who (Pete Townsend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon and John Entwhistle), Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithful, Dirty Mac (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell) and The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts) are also excellent. The unique weak part of the whole concert is Yoko Ono screaming like a jay in 'Whole Lotta Yoko'. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): 'Rock and Roll Circus'


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