Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones


At the Royal Hall on May 2nd, 1964

The Stones, then in their 20s, did two shows at Bridlington Spa.

They had travelled over from Lancashire where the day before they had played at the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson.

After their Bridlington shows they went back to Lancashire to play at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

Later that month, on May 24th, they were in Birmingham to record an appearance on the ABC TV pop music show, Thank Your Lucky Stars, on which they sang Not Fade Away and I Just Want To Make Love To You.

It was a momentous year for the Stones – Mick Jagger, 21, Keith Richards, 20, Brian Jones, 22, Charlie Watts, 22, Bill Wyman, 27 – as it was the year they achieved their major just before their Bridlington visit with their first top ten hit, Not Fade Away, which entered the record charts in February 1964.

On July 16th, just 11 weeks after their Bridlington shows, they reached number one for the first time, with It’s All Over Now, and hit the top spot again in December with Little Red Rooster.

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