12 July 2012
52 years old
It's all about the Rolling Stones today: 50 years since their first gig at The Marquee in London.
Fifty years ago I was a little young for 'bad boys' and was oblivious to both the Beatles and the Stones, but not long after I was firmly in the Beatles camp and in love with Paul McCartney.
I've never got into the Stones in all the intervening years and have never bought any of their record. Though a few years ago I did buy a 'Best of' CD. I remember dancing at a club one New Years Eve to Sympathy for the Devil with my sister and brother. It's a memory I treasure. Christina and I were out together but hadn't planned on meeting up with Kosta. When we bumped into him at The Lounge just before midnight, well, it was one of those times when the universe seems to be looking out for you. I love my siblings and I do love that song, with it's relentless beat and its whoo hoos.
So Happy Birthday to the original bad boys of rock!!