The Birth of the Rolling Stones
"We arrived late and just caught the last number of The Hollies," recalled Mike Gutteridge. "And just before the Stones went on, I received a signed copy of 'Come On' from Brian Jones. I distinctly remember looking at this guy with glossy blonde hair as he signed the copy to 'Mike of the Bachelor Boys.' We stood in front of the Stones for the whole of their set. As the stage was no more than a foot high, it was probably the best view anyone has ever had of a Stones gig."
Gutteridge said the band were quite sociable after their set: "When the club had cleared, we all sat on the stage drinking orange juice talking to Jagger and Richards. We asked them about their Chelsea boots and Jagger was very animated in discussing how fashionable they were. I think I had my Clarke's finest on that night! I then asked Richards about the intro to 'Down the Road a Piece' (a Chuck Berry number that was just a knockout). He took me through all the moves on his Epiphone Riviera. It was the Stones' first booking out of London and I class myself very lucky to have experienced that special moment of rock history." more on this story
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