One Week From Tuesday, Relive Rolling Stones' July 1978 Show at Will Rogers in Fort Worth



We've been here before: the night the Rolling Stones played Will Rogers Auditorium as the "London Green Shoed Cowboys" in the summer of '78. The boot, known as Handsome Girls, remains one of the finest in my collection; I revisit it regularly, particularly that rendering of "Starfucker." No wonder it sounds aces: The show was shot for a film that was never released, a la Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones, much of which was shot in Fort Worth in '72 but wasn't officially shown on big screens till last year.

For those who were there, or just wish they had been, on October 18, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas will make its theatrical debut on four local screens for a one-time-only showing scheduled to go off at 7:30 p.m., per the announcement in the in-box: the Cinemark West Plano, the UA Galaxy 10, the UA Fossil Creek in Fort Worth and the Movies 14 in Burleson. It's said to be the whole show, with an additional 20-minute chitchat with Mick Jagger filmed in August 2011 during which he talks about the tour. But fret not: You can't make it out, the DVD will be available for $11 on November 21, the same day the band's released an expanded version of Some Girls. And the sound track is, well, ya know, already available.

Above is the "Miss You" performance from Fort Worth, for those who missed it the first time around; that's a sneak peek at the film provided by the band a few days ago. After the jump, the trailer.

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B L Zebubba
B L Zebubba

But the whole event was pretty fun. Interstingly the concert wasn't promoted overtly as a Rolling Stones show: radio DJs would say something like "We'll have a big announcement tomorrow at noon for an upcoming local concert, including ticket sales locations - but no further info until then. We're not sure who this is - the press release is from "The London Green-Shoed Cowboys" - but we think it's the Rolling Stones ...."

My just-out-of-high-school mind was intrigued by this summer mystery and the possibility of outsmarting the local older hipsters; my friend and I decided to stake out the usual ticket venues but lengthy lines had formed before we got there. But our little strategy still worked - we scored 4 tickets, and on the night of the mystery show, sure enough the Rolling Stones took the stage (hours after reggae artist Peter Tosh and country fiddler Doug Kershaw had opened the show). After it all I wasn't sure what'd hit me.

B L Zebubba
B L Zebubba

That show was so f'ing loud, I still can't hear! That's why I do all my communicating through the internet now.Goddamn you Keith Richards- I want my ears back!!!!!

Joe Nick
Joe Nick

It was a pretty good show all in all, as I remember it, and seats were close enough so that you didn't have to look up at a big screen to see what you were missing. But it wasn't a Knock Your Dick in the Dirt life-changer, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

ts
ts

Speaking of the Stones, I recently finished Keith Richard's autobiography and I thought it was a pretty interesting read, and gave me a very different impression of Keef (versus the caricature I've always seen him as).  Also, after reading it I'm really surprised to see Mick with a guitar in his hands after some of the things Keith said concerning that...lol

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