have to say neither the preceding trad band nor the rolling stones we're my cup of tea at the time. what was i don't actually remember. however, whether they were my cup of tea or not, they certainly became it ;-)
worked at olympic studios in richmond for a while while at art college. made tea for some very memorable, and some imminently forgettable people.
To me, the Stones were best from songs like "Lady Jane" up to about "Exile on Main Street." After that, I pretty much lost interest even though I admire Jagger and the boys for being one of the most persistently hard working bands around. Got a bit to glammy along the way for my tastes even though a couple of songs since then have been pretty good. I liked them better when they had more "street fighting man" type lyrical teeth, so to speak. Even though I liked "Angie" and "Moonlight Mile", etc. too - lol.
And from the footage I've seen of concerts in the last 20 years, I wouldn't go to one if you paid me. The audience seems less interested in actually hearing music than having a place to get loud and, well, probably also stoned (no judgment, I went to a few concerts on-something back in my hay days (very early to mid 70s)... Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Genesis, etc.) I'm just an older fart now and not as wild.
And speaking of Floyd, Stone concerts these days seem very different from concerts such as the late Pink Floyd ones. Plenty of applause at the end of songs, but Floydies actually
A bit jealous, always wanted to record in Olympic Studios... Used to live in Barnes around the the corner for some years. Used to walk past it and think 'some day'... never did :(
Then i got a bit older and things changed. I believe its a picture house now.
it's sad in a way that i remember so little of those days - my life seemed to have revolved around sex and drugs with rock 'n' roll very much on the periphery. i don't even have any decent anecdotes from my time there (67 > 68) - it was literally a part-time job to help me get through art college.