Today, 34 years ago, Mick Jagger and David Bowie recorded their version of ‘Dancing In The Street’, a 1964 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas hit, for Live Aid. The two artists intended to perform the track together live with Jagger at the John F. Kennedy Stadium and Bowie at Wembley Stadium. Unfortunately, this was not possible as the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay. Neither of the two was willing to mime their contribution which was the only solution to their problem. The single later became a #1 hit in the UK.
Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery yesterday and is said to be recovering at New York’s Presbyterian hospital. Jagger underwent a routine scan when doctors were alerted by the unexpected heart issue.
The band announced the postponing of their US leg of their ‘No Filter’ tour to allow their frontman to undergo and recover from the procedure. “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone,” – Jagger stated via Twitter. Jagger is expected to make a full recovery and the band is set to be back on the road by the beginning of the new season.
Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 with ‘Satisfaction’ resulting in the band’s 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards ran through a rough version of the riff he recorded in Florida, before falling asleep. When he listened to it again in the morning, the artist said, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before hearing him drop the pick and “then me snoring for the next forty minutes”. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldam.