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The Rolling Stones’ All Night Rave at Alexandra Palace – June 1964

The Rolling Stones’ All Night Rave took place at Ally Pally on 26th June 1964. Organised by The Rolling Stones’ fan club, the show coincided with the release date of the band’s hit It’s All Over Now. 

Also on the bill that night were: John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Alexis Korner, Millie & Five Members, and Jimmy Powell and the Five Dimensions.

Keith Richards

Mick Jagger

Crowd in the hall with the Henry Willis Organ in the background

Photos by Frank Monaco.

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Well, that settles it.

I hope so. 

Its Keith Richards playing an Epiphone guitar probably the only one he had in those early days. They wasnt writing their own songs then but covering mostly Chuck Berry numbers and blues artists. Like most bands back in the day they were all ripped off. Stones were skint! Only Jagger that saved the band after the departure of Andrew Loog Oldham their manager at the time. Well the rest was history after Jagger and Richards collaborated together writing their own material. They also played all nighters at The Club Noriek South Tottenham.

I can't recall ever knowing of this gig until someone commented on it in a recent earlier post.  And I was gutted !!

I only lived down by The Salisbury and we used to keep close eye on all music events but obviously missed this one.  Even more so with John Lee Hooker on bill.  Jimmy Powell and the five dimensions were a very good local outfit too.  Those were the dayzzzzz.

I had been planning to go to this but two things prevented me - I took a job that moved me to Huntingon and I was due to marry in the September so money was very tight! I have few regrets in life but this I am now reminded was one of them!



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