It was supposed to be “the greatest party of 1969.” Instead, it was the last.
Their first manager was Jewish. They first played with a Jewish blues guitarist. They even used Yiddish in a Top 40 hit.
A new Rolling Stone profile of presidential aide Sebastian Gorka has hit the internet just as the Trump-favored émigré with ties to far-right racist and anti-Semitic forces in Hungary is opining increasingly on mainstream media on sensitive topics from North Korea to U.S. mosque bombings.
Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.
Yes, the concert was undersold. And, while some said that it was just OK, that Jagger’s voice is showing its age (71, to be precise), that Keith Richards’ guitar licks were a tad uninspired, that the set list could have been better (perhaps too many relatively obscure songs), it doesn’t matter.
Tuvia Tenenbom joins 50,000 fans and millions of mosquitoes at the Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv. But the most interesting things were happening far from the stage.
When the Rolling Stones take the stage at HaYarkon Park in Tel Aviv on June 4, it represents more than just the world’s greatest and longest-running rock band’s first concert in Israel. It also marked one small victory in the war against a rock ’n’ roll boycott of Israel being waged by some English rockers, mostly at the instigation of Roger Waters of Pink Floyd who, despite some very public efforts, couldn’t sway Mick Jagger and Keith Richards against finally making their Holy Land debut.
It’s only rock and roll in Tel Aviv as the Rolling Stones get ready to perform in Israel for the first time. On the off chance you can’t make it, the band has posted a sneak peek to Instagram.
Their first manager was Jewish. They first played with a Jewish blues guitarist. They used Yiddish in a Top 40 hit. So why did it take The Rolling Stones so long to get to Tel Aviv?
The Rolling Stones landed in Israel two days before their scheduled Tel Aviv concert.