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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 07:03 PM

The Rolling Stones' smallest concert?

The death of Charlie Watts reminded me that the Rolling Stones have a connection to New Haven, CT. In 1989 they were rehearsing for the Steel Wheels Tour in Litchfield County CT because Keith Richards had an estate there. They made a decision they wanted to play before a live audience before they hit the road. They selected the longtime music venue Toad's Place in New Haven. It's still there. No publicity. Secrecy was at an absolute premium. You just had to be there that night or get a phone call from the club before the pay phone was cut off and the doors were locked. Nobody called me but I did know somebody who knew somebody who did get the call.
The Stones played eleven songs and then hung around and drank with the few hundred present.
Who says nothing ever happens in this little town?

https://www.wplr.com/2021/02/11/throwback-concert-the-rolling-stones-at-toads-place-1989/

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 07:57 PM

1. they did that a few times in chicago.

place called the double door. great little club.
yup, just showed up.

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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 08:12 PM

2. Of course no cell phones, no twitter. You found out what

Was going on by reading the next day's newspaper
I don't think it could happen today. There would be a riot.

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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:38 PM

3. You're right

People are too nuts today for it to happen. That is very cool.

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