The Rolling Stones

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    Video caption: Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and the Rolling Stones Together At Home

    Over 100 stars take part in an online concert, Together At Home, celebrating the world's key workers.

  2. Rolling Stones play together, apart

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter, BBC News

    The Rolling Stones

    There was no lengthy premable from Mick Jagger as the Rolling Stones as they joined the concert.

    “Here’s one I hope you know," said the singer. "You can join in if you want.”

    And with that, the band launched into their 1968 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want, all from separate locations - and with a bit of help from a backing track, since drummer Charlie Watts only had a few flight cases and a decrepit armchair to bash from his front room.

  3. Tributes paid to artist Paul Karslake after cornavirus death

    Jo Wood, the former wife of The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood, has paid tribute to her brother Paul Karslake, who has died from the coronavirus.

    On Twitter she described the Leigh-on-Sea artist, who was in his early 60s, as "a great man", her "hero" and his death has left her "heartbroken".

    "He was so brilliant.. proud that he was my brother."

    His website said he was taken to hospital on Sunday with breathing problems but passed away.

    Paul Karslake and Jo Wood

    "Paul was a fantastic husband, a wonderful father, an amazing family man and an excellent friend to all", it said.

    Paul Karslake
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    Video caption: Was this the original Fyre festival?

    Today marks 50 years since the Altamont Festival, which became notorious for the wrong reasons.

  5. Rolling Stones collection raises more than £2,000 in auction

    A collection of Rolling Stones records and memorabilia, put together over 55 years by a man from Carlisle, has sold at auction for more than £2,000.

    The auctioneers, H&H, said there was interest across the country with some people bidding online for some of the 100 lots in Adam Irving's collection.

    Most of the records were sold to a local record dealer and a telephone, designed after the Rolling Stones "Lips ", fetched £50.

    Stones album sleeve
  6. Up for auction: Half a century of Rolling Stones fandom

    Ben Maeder

    Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria

    A collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia collected over 55 years will go under the hammer in Carlisle later today.

    Rolling Stones albums

    Adam Irving from Carlisle picked up the collection as he travelled the world to see the band, and says that with no one to leave them to, he wants the albums and other items to go to people who will appreciate them.

    The auctioneer at H & H Auction Rooms, Stephen Farthing, says it's the first such collection the company has dealt with.

    Quote Message: We've been learning as we've gone along, because it's only the devoted fan that actually dictate the prices, they're the ones that say no, it's worth more than that.
    Quote Message: Although the book can say £50, a devoted fan says no, that's going to add to my collection, £200." from Stephen Farthing H & H Auction Rooms
    Stephen FarthingH & H Auction Rooms
    Boxes of magazines etc
  7. Plaque to mark musician's huge contribution to music

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Nicky Hopkins
    Image caption: Nicky Hopkins worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks to name just a few

    He worked with The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones, but very few people know who he is.

    Perivale musician Nicky Hopkins immense contribution to rock ‘n’ roll is beginning to be recognised, with a green plaque from the Ealing Civic Society set to be fixed to the home he lived in as a child.

    Finding his plaque though, will be a little like knowing the man’s achievements – you have to know where to look.

    Just as musos have to read the small print on the back of album covers to discover the pianist's contribution, they will have to take a quiet wander down a sleepy suburban street in Perivale to find his plaque.

    John Wood has made it his mission to wake people up to Hopkins’ contribution, first having a memorial ‘piano’ bench put together in Perivale Park in September last year, and now trying to get him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    He said: “Everyone knows what he sounds like, because he’s on some of the biggest rock songs everybody knows from the 60s, 70s and 80s.”

    These include John Lennon’s Imagine album, and She’s a Rainbow and Angie by the Rolling Stones.

    “He played with the Kinks, Jefferson Airplane, he played at Woodstock.

    The list is really endless,” said John. “He was on 14 of the Rolling Stones albums – so that’s quite a contribution.”

    The plaque will be unveiled on 19 October at 38 Jordan Road, where he lived from 1944 to 1947.