New Film at the Rock Hall: "The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965"

Wednesday, November 6: 5 p.m.
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The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling – Ireland 1965 opens on Friday, November 8, 2013, in the Museum's Foster Theater, featuring 20 minutes of highlights. The screening coincides with the Rock Hall's feature exhibit Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction, on view through March 2014. Admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum includes entry into the film.

Recently discovered, never-before-seen-footage was woven into an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with young Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman in The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling – Ireland 1965. First released in 2012, the film was directed by Mick Gochanour and restored by producer Robin Klein, the Grammy Award–winning team that brought the classic The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus to the screen. Charlie is my Darling’s dramatic and stunning concert footage – including electrifying performances of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “The Last Time” and “Time Is On My Side” – shows the band developing its musical style by blending blues, R&B and rock and roll riffs. Photographed by pioneering filmmaker Peter Whitehead and produced by Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, Charlie is my Darling - Ireland 1965 is the invaluable frame: the unseen story of the band becoming the legend. 

Shot during a quick tour of Ireland just weeks after “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hit Number One on the charts, it features the first professionally filmed concert performances of the band and documents the early frenzy of their fans and the riots their appearances inspired. The band is shown traveling through the Irish countryside by train and dashing from cabs to cramped basement dressing rooms through screaming hordes of fans; motel rooms host impromptu songwriting sessions and familiar classics are heard in their infancy as riff and lyric are united. Charlie is my Darling captures the spark about to combust into "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band."



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