This recording is part of the collection entitled John Gilliland’s Pop Chronicles,
this is no.56 that was provided by the UNT Music Library.
In fact this is a radio show featuring the Stones jamming in early 1968 in
Surrey about rwo weels before the famous sessions held there and Jagger and Jones interviews. Jagger’s questions are: How Their Satanic
Majesties started and Sgt Pepper’s influence, whether Beatles albums are getting
more personal, how songs like She’s a Rainbow and Lady Jane evolved, how
arrangements are worked out, changes in attitude reflected in songs, the evolution
of Mick Jagger’s vocal style, the appreciation of American Blues and its
exposure via British bands popularity, high point in Stones’ career, esoteric
groups losing audiences, US Tour highlights, live performances, Brian Jones interview
focused on singing, music background and training, critics and audience reception,
future directions and additional live performances. We can also hear Jagger
asking first Brian Jones and then Ian Stewart not to speak that loud on the
Here we have a version that has been reworked. No noise reduction or
filter was used (all the faults have been removed by hand with Audacity). The first
track is the attempt to connect both parts of the jam session: this is a
Frankenstein’s work indeed!
In the event of just wanting to listen to the musical parts, you will
have to select tracks 7 and 9 (but there is also Keith Richards in the
background playing during Brian's interview on track 8)!
The last track is the complete recording before being reworked. These
and interviews for US radio; the interviews with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones
were conducted by John Gilliland for the ‘John Gilliland’s Pop Chronicles’
aired in parts in the radio series 'Pop Chronicles' in 1969 and 1970.
Line-up includes Mick Jagger on guitar, Keith Richards on guitar, Bill Wyman on
bass and Charlie Watts on drums. This is a great find with excellent sound that
helps in listening to these interviews in such a pivotal moment in the Stones