Rolling Stones Story, The

Episodes

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01The Early Days2010050920140607 (6M)
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To complement the BBC's My Generation season, another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. With contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and others.

Alexis Korner tells the story of the band's beginnings and early success.

As the veteran band returns to the road in the USA, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. With contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and others.

As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. With contributions from Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart and others.

02Sticky Fingers2010082020120715

Bob Harris looks at the back at The Rolling Stones in the 60s when the band had nine albums and fourteen Top 10 hits in seven years. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme two: Sticky Fingers

1967 saw a turning point for The Rolling Stones. With the release of Between the Buttons, the band finally abandoned the ways of pure pop in favour of their blend of rock and blues.

A brief infatuation with psychedelia, and an encounter with the British law, resulted in a revitalised band that resulted in an edgy Beggars Banquet album filled with detours into straight blues and campy country which was hailed a masterpiece. While it undoubtedly opened a new chapter in the saga of the Stones, it was also the beginning of the end for their relationship with Brian Jones.

Key albums featured: Between The Buttons, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggar's Banquet, and Let It Bleed.

02The Rise To Fame2010051020140608 (6M)
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To complement the BBC's My Generation season, another chance to hear Alexis Korner's profile of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 2 - The Rise To Fame.

Alexis Korner takes up the story in January 1964.

As the veteran band tours the USA, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's profile of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 2 - The Rise To Fame.

As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's profile of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 2 - The Rise To Fame.

03It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2010082120120716

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, when they became tax exiles.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 70s, when they became tax exiles in France. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme three: It's Only Rock n Roll

As the band moved into the 1970s, Stones' engineer Andy Johns described them as "the worst band on the planet, but when it happened, they were transformed almost instantly from this dreadful band into the Rolling Stones".

Following the release of Sticky Fingers, the Stones were forced to retreat to France as tax exiles, which ultimately resulted in a double album that was initially panned but is now regarded as a defining moment in their career.

This programme considers the classic albums that coincided with the formation of the band's own record label and the addition of the famous lips-and-tongue logo.

Key albums featured: Exile On Main Street, It's Only Rock n Roll, Black and Blue and Some Girls.

03The Weekend Starts Here2010051120140609 (6M)
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To complement the BBC's My Generation season, another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones. Part 3, The Weekend Starts Here, first broadcast in 1973.

The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock 'n' roll reputations.

The band tour the US and start to acquire their rock and roll reputations.

As the veteran band tour the USA, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones. Part 3, The Weekend Starts Here, first broadcast in 1973.

As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones. Part 3, The Weekend Starts Here, first broadcast in 1973.

04Part 4: At Their Britannic Majestys' Behest.2010051220120703
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Part four of Alexis Korner's profile of The Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973.

The Rolling Stones Story - At Her Britannic Majesty's Request (4/6) Alexis Korner presents the fourth part of this landmark documentary series, originally broadcast in 1973.

Looking back at the band's progress in the mid-sixties.

As the veteran band tours the USA, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's landmark series telling the story of the Rolling Stones.

Part 4 of 6: At Her Britannic Majesty's Request. First broadcast in 1973.

As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's landmark series telling the story of the Rolling Stones.

At Her Britannic Majesty's Request (4/6) Alexis Korner presents the fourth part of this landmark documentary series, originally broadcast in 1973 and featuring contributions from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart and more. Repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

04 LASTYour Last Chance To See?2010082220120717

Bob Harris concludes the story of the Rolling Stones.

Bob Harris looks back at The Rolling Stones in the 80s and 90s, when they became stadium rockers. First broadcast in 2002 and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

Programme four: Your Last Chance To See?

Although Jagger admitted that The Stones "lost of a little bit of sensitivity and adventure" with their work in the 80s, as the group entered middle-age, they became the most successful live act in history.

Their stadium tours broke records across the globe and the Rolling Stones became a business phenomenon. For some members the time had come to retire gracefully but, as the band announce yet another tour, this final programme considers the business machine the group has become, the solo projects, and asks if the 21st century incarnation of the Stones is more about a visual spectacle than a musical one?

Key albums featured: Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon.

05Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself2010051320120704
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Another chance to hear old friend and mentor of the Rolling Stones , the late Alexis Korner, tell their story. Part 5 of 6: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself. First broadcast in 1973.

Alexis Korner looks back at Brian Jones leaving the Stones and his subsequent death.

With the veteran band tour the USA, there's another chance to hear their old friend, the late Alexis Korner, tell their story. Part 5 of 6: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself. First broadcast in 1973.

With the veteran band back on the road, there's another chance to hear their old friend, the late Alexis Korner tell their story.

Part 5 of 6: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself.

The Rolling Stones Story - Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself (5/6) with Alexis Korner. The veteran bluesman presents with contributions from the band themselves - first broadcast in 1973.

Repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.

06Where To Now2010051420150611 (6M)
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Another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 6 of 6: Up to Date and Where to Now? Presented by Alexis Korner.

Alexis Korner takes up the story in January 1964.

As the veteran band tour the USA, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 6 of 6: Up to Date and Where to Now? Presented by Alexis Korner.

06 LASTWhere To Now2010051420120705
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Alexis Korner takes up the story in January, 1964.

As the veteran band returns to the road, there's another chance to hear Alexis Korner's series telling the story of the Rolling Stones, first broadcast in 1973. Part 6 of 6: Up to Date and Where to Now? Presented by Alexis Korner.

Up To date and Where To Now? Presented by Alexis Korner. First broadcast in 1973. Repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones.