The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveils The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling - Ireland 1965 from ABKCO Films in the museum’s Foster Theater on Friday, November 8. Newly discovered, never-before-seen-footage has been woven into an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Rolling Stones.
The Rock Hall’s film will showcase 20 minutes of highlights.
This new, 2012 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-n-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 # 1 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; 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 is the invaluable frame that captures the spark about to combust into The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.