Rolling Stones 50th anniversary news. The Stones 1966 film 'Charlie is my Darling"..Ireland 1965 has been restored and will be screeended at the 50th New York Film Festival. The film was shot on a quick tour of Ireland just weeks after (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction went to number one. It's an intimate behind the scenes diary of life on the road and features ther first professionally filmed concert. This updated version with never before seen footage, will also be shown on TV though no date has been announced and will be released on DVD and Blue-ray on November 6th. A rare glimpse into the early days of the five original members of the band.
One of the most famous rock and roll streets in the world is Sunset Strip LA. Every year there is a party to honor the Strip and to recognize the history of a great music scene. Each year a specific band or artist is highlighted and given the honor of much attention. This year it's the Doors who spent their early years rocking the Whiskey and the London Fog. They even have a star somewhere on the strip. There is also a series of huge posters featuring the photos of Mr. Henry Diltz. Henry is responsible for many a great album cover back in the 60 and 70s. The Doors Morrison Hotel, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, and many many more. But this week it's about the Doors. Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and yes even John Densmore will be in attendence to play some old familir tunes. Recently I spoke with photographer Henry Diltz and that is a subject for a whole other conversation. Our conversation, as rambling as it might be, is found at the end of this blog.
I learned to love sailing when I lived in the Florida Keys. I remember going to Miami and seeing the most beautiful boat I had ever seen, it was docked at Dinner Key Marina and it had the name "Mayan"...I started asking around who owned this classic sailboat that looked like it was designed in the 30s. It was owned by one David Crosby, and he still owns it. For over 40 years David and his friends sailed all over the Carribean on the Mayan, and now, it's up for sale. David says he loves the boat, but can't afford to keep it any longer. I think if I could have anything on this earth, It would be this boat. Among other songs, Wooden Ships was written on this boat. It was a cruise that also included Paul Kantner from the Jefferson Airplane, who got co-writing credit for the song.. Here is a look at this most amazing sailboat. Now if I only had $ 800,000. I could buy it and sail off into the sunset. "Wooden Ships on the water, very free and easy".