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Saturday, June 07, 2014

This day in HISTOROCK !! The Rolling Stones !!

      This day in HISTOROCK !! 

             In 1964, during their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance !! The Rolling Stones crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time on June 1, 1964, landing in New York to a Beatle-esq welcome. After a couple of days there, they were on a plane again, flying across the country to Los Angeles for a couple of days, then back to the middle of the U.S. for a four performances  at the Teen Fair of Texas in San Antonio over the weekend of June 6-7 !! According to news reports from the time, the crowd at the Joe Freeman Coliseum was less than enamored with those bad boys from England !! Only 3000 of 20,000 available seats were filled when they topped the bill at the Teen Fair of Texas, in San Antonio (along with Bobby Vee, several local bands and circus-type juggling and animal acts). Bill Wyman was quoted as saying  "We had to go on after some performing monkeys. What the hell were we doing here? People didn’t know whether to take us seriously or as a joke !! Those that came weren’t too impressed, one young fan quoted as saying ” All they’ve got that our own school groups haven’t is hair” !!  WOW were they ever wrong !! Please allow me to introduce myself :-)

Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)