Rolling Stones celebrate 50th; hint about tour
Written by Bruce Forsyth
I hope the Rolling Stones consider a 50th Anniversary Tour.
I hope that the
band also pays tribute to founding member, pianist Ian Stewart. For
those who do not know Ian Stewart, or "Stu" as he was known by the band,
he was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, but was dismissed from
the line-up in May 1963 because he didn't fit the image they wanted to
portray. He remained with the band as road manager and pianist, both in
the studio and on most of their concert tours until his untimely death
in 1985 at the age of 47. He remained such an important part of The
Rolling Stones that when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 1989, the band insisted that "Stu" be inducted along with the
rest of the band.
Shortly after Stewart's death Mick Jagger
said: "Stu was the one guy we tried to please. We wanted his approval
when we were writing or rehearsing a song. We'd want him to like it."
his 2010 autobiography "Life", Keith Richards says: "Ian Stewart. I'm
still working for him. To me the Rolling Stones is his band. Without his
knowledge and organization ... we'd be nowhere."
This is how
important Ian Stewart was to The Rolling Stoned back them. I hope they
haven't forgotten. True fans certainly haven't.
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 July 2012 )