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The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

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The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
65 minutes
performer:
John Lennon, The Rolling Stones
director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
genre:
musical

We gave it an A-

Aficionados of ’60s rock will welcome this soundtrack to the Stones’ near-mythical, never-broadcast 1968 TV special The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. Featuring six vintage tunes from Mick and the boys, it includes a handful of good-to-great performances from the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, the pre-prog Jethro Tull, and ”the Dirty Mac” (a supergroup consisting of John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell). The just-clowning-around vibe gives the proceedings an unpretentious feel that nicely evokes the era’s spirit. Upped a notch for historical resonance. A-