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Note to Stones: Stop rolling!
New York Post, by Mick Brown

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/6/2012 5:04:30 AM

When the Rolling Stones take the stage at Barclays Center on Saturday for the first of three US concerts marking their 50th anniversary — which follow a pair of similar shows in London last month — it’s a safe bet that few of the fans who witnessed the group’s first American appearance in 1964 will be there to greet them. In those days, the audiences for the self-styled “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” were made up almost entirely of screaming teenage girls. When the group appeared at Carnegie Hall, a matinee performance

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/6/2012 5:20:27 AM     (No. 9050961)

No one demands that the veteran bluesman B.B. King should hang up his guitar because he has reached a certain age.

BB King´s not jumping around on stage trying to make like he´s 20 years old, either.

Don´t kill your own legend, guys. Call it a day before you break a hip or something.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/6/2012 7:01:53 AM     (No. 9051055)

B.B. King is positively dignified compared to these back-from-the-grave rockers. Just go buy their albums and remember. Don´t ruin it, guys, by getting up on stage (or ´´getting down´´ as the phrase went in the 60´s)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lazlototh, 12/6/2012 7:13:04 AM     (No. 9051071)

At their age, if I could have fun on stage, make lots of money, and make this many adults angry with "act your age" admonitions by nondestructive behavior, I´d go for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/6/2012 7:36:39 AM     (No. 9051107)

As someone who remembers the Stones from the British Invasion days (as well as seeing them live in the late 90s) my advice to them would be to have stopped rolling right after the "High Tide and Green Grass" album. I say this from a musical standpoint but I do give them credit for a marketing plan that has built a legend and longevity that may never be matched.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlyingScotsman, 12/6/2012 7:48:02 AM     (No. 9051129)

Note to journalists: Stop journaling!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: andyboy, 12/6/2012 8:00:46 AM     (No. 9051148)

There´s something sad, if not ridiculous, about multimillionaire senior citizens´ dressing and acting like teenage rebels.

But if the Stones want to do it, and if there are enough wealthy senior citizens to buy the high-priced tickets, attend the concerts and pretend that they too are still teenage rebels, why not? That´s what the free market is for.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/6/2012 8:15:40 AM     (No. 9051169)

Getting the public all torqued up has always been their MO Mickey. They are just doing that in a slightly slower fashion now. How many of the rappers with their thug lifestyles will even be alive in 50 years? Viva the Stones!

Full disclosure: I am not even a big fan.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/6/2012 8:18:10 AM     (No. 9051177)

as long as people keep paying the inflated ticket price, they can keep on keepin´ on. Fools and their money - and all that. The fools aren´t the Stones, they´re the ´´fans´´ still living in the 60´s and 70´s in THEIR 60´s and 70´s...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYBruin, 12/6/2012 8:21:01 AM     (No. 9051183)

Can Mick Jagger also stop "dating" women young enough to be his granddaughter?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jond, 12/6/2012 9:17:33 AM     (No. 9051291)

If they charged "reasonable" prices, scalpers would get all the money.

If you don´t want to go, don´t go. (I won´t, and I´m a big fan.)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tisHimself, 12/6/2012 10:48:24 AM     (No. 9051525)

If someone else came along, or endured, and still commanded that much attention, let me know.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/6/2012 11:41:49 AM     (No. 9051726)

Is this another one of those PBS fund raisers?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 12/6/2012 11:54:00 AM     (No. 9051773)

Who are they hurting and what´s it to Mick Brown? It´s private enterprise between consenting adults. That is they are having fun and it´s their money ... and like Mr. Brown said, the shows were superb.
What now, Mr. Brown, nostalgia, is no longer allowed?

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