Although no stone seems un-turned after decades of exhaustive archival releases, a forthcoming DVD and book set will delve into the band’s numerous television and radio broadcasts throughout the ’60s.
Rolling Stones on Air in the Sixties is scheduled for release on Sept. 26.
The Harper Collins description reads: “From their first television appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars!, sporting matching houndstooth suits at the insistence of manager Andrew Loog Oldham, to the louche rockers who performed at a televised free concert in London’s Hyde Park in 1969, The Rolling Stones on Air in the Sixties reveals, year-by-year, how the group rose from obscurity to dominate rock-and-roll.
“Throughout, the Stones look back at their career-defining broadcasts, sharing their individual recollections about the music, the clothes, the fans, the rivals and friends, and the impact they had on the generational divide and the world around them.”
For those fans who feel they have everything already, the book will contain a letter Brian Jones sent to BBC in 1963 in the hopes of scoring an audition for the “Rollin’ Stones Rhythm and Blues Band”, while the DVD contains “recently discovered, never-before-released footage of the Stones on TV, in front of and behind the cameras.” So there!