MICK JAGGER/BOB BENDER: JFK STADIUM (September 25, 1981)
MICK JAGGER/ROLLING STONES: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL (August 27, 1989)
MICK JAGGER/JADE JAGGER: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL (August 27, 1989)
ROLLING STONES: SPECTRUM ARENA (June 30, 1975)
During the move-in for the Stones’ Philly shows, several of my Spectrum co-workers and I were assigned to the coveted (if you were a Stones’ fan) truck unloading detail. When the phallic balloon was being unveiled, large boxes of Styrofoam packing peanuts were stocked with it. The Styrofoam sperm would be ejaculated from the penis balloon into the audience during Star Star, a rocking Stones’ song about groupies.
Inside the truck, we had a virtual sperm fight with floating debris sailing in all directions, uncontrollably, like a slow-motion blizzard stirring within a holiday snow globe, littering equipment, floors and nesting in our hair. John “Bluto” Belushi had nothing on us.
On Tuesday, September 4th, 2001, Bill Wyman made an appearance at Border’s Books on Walnut Street, near 17th. Wyman was doing a signing and lecture in support of his just published “Blues Odyssey” book. Wyman shared a hearty laugh when I told him the story. PHOTO: © ROGER BARONE
RONNIE WOOD & FRIENDS : GOLDEN NUGGET CASINO, ATLANTIC CITY (April 21, 2012)
MICK JAGGER/KEITH RICHARDS: THE SPECTRUM ARENA (June 29, 1975)
I vividly remember taking this photo. I had a split second to decide whom to focus on; Mick in the foreground with the mic’ or Keith in the background with the ciggy.
After shooting about half the show at this point I had lots of Jagger shots, so I shifted focus and captured that cigarette in Keith’s mouth. I’m happy with my decision, but as you can see, using daylight film under the red tungsten lamps was a killer, although it’s not so distracting in this shot.