Today I thought I’d dedicate a graph and a link or two to another English rock band from the sixties, this one with superhuman endurance. That’s right, it has to be The Rolling Stones. They’ve been hanging together since 1962 … well, pretty much … they did lose Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman along the way. But Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (they’ve known each other since boyhood and their days at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent), along with Charlie Watts and a more recently added (1975) Ronnie Wood are still very much in the music business, and if you’ve seen the Martin Scorsese tribute, Shine a Light, it’ll be clear that they are unraveling gloriously onstage and could continue to do so for decades.
Keith Richards is the nightmare that pirate dreams are made of (“It isn’t about living forever, Jackie …”) and nothing beats his groaning desire to “make a connection.” A zombie nod to the guys who brought fans Sticky Fingers, Tattoo You and Voodoo Lounge.
“It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere.”
—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/The Daily Slice