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Stones To Release Video Of ’69 Concert & Charlie Watts Surprises Fans In Detroit

As the Zip Code Tour winds to a close during the next week, the Rolling Stones are dipping into their vaults again for another landmark show.

"Hyde Park Live 1969" will be released on home video July 24, documenting the July 5, 1969 free concert that drew a reported 200,000 to the London site.

The show marked guitarist Mick Taylor's live debut with the band but was also a memorial for founding member Brian Jones, who was found dead in the swimming pool of his home jsut two days prior.

Blind Faith opened the show at Hyde Park. This will be the first official video release of the concert.

The track list includes: "I'm Yours & I'm Hers," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Mercy Mercy", "Down Home Girl", "Stray Cat Blues", "No Expectations", "I'm Free", "Loving Cup", "Love in Vain", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Honky Tonk Women", "Midnight Rambler", "Street Fighting Man", and "Sympathy for the Devil."

The Stones have just three more Zip Code shows left -- tonight (July 8) in Detroit, Saturday (July 11) in Buffalo and July 15 at Le Festival D'Ete de Quebec in Quebec City.

In other Stones news, drummer Charlie Watts gave Detroit fans a treat on Tuesday night, sitting in at a show by Band 2, a jazz side project led by Stones touring saxophonist and Detroit native Time Ries, with bassist Daryl Jones and backing vocalist Bernard Fowler.

Watts joined the group for two standards, "For All We Know" and "All Or Nothing At All," while Band2 also  performed arrangements of the Stones' "Honky Tonk Women," "Lady Jane," "Miss You" and "Wild Horses."

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.