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Every Rolling Stones clip British Pathé just uploaded to YouTube
04.18.2014
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On Sunday newsreel archivist British Pathé uploaded 85,000 films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. An incredible, if sometimes a bit stodgy, resource that will be viewed countless of thousands of times in the years to come. Lots of things like the Hindenburg.

And pop culture too. I scoured the British Pathé YouTube presence for all of its Rolling Stones footage (mostly by entering in the term “Rolling Stones” in the appropriate place). This is what that quest produced: 12 videos covering the years 1964 to 1970. Some of them are collections of raw footage that made up some of the completed items you can also see here. A few of them have no sound at all. The concert footage from 1970 isn’t very good, esp. the sound (which is glumly conceded in the YouTube “About” area), but a number of the clips are excellent in their way.

The “Rolling Stones Gather Moss” video captures the Stones in their “Hard Day’s Night” phase, so to speak. They’re still in the Beatles mold—until you get to the performance section, where nobody would ever mistake these guys for the Beatles. The footage from Australia is pretty solid and the Hyde Park concert after the death of Brian Jones is also very good.

My favorite, though, is the weird footage of the audience at the Stones’ 1964 Hull concert. Someone’s going to make a pretty dandy experimental movie out of that someday.

In each instance I have pasted the “About” text underneath the video. In one case there is a duplicate, the two Hyde Park videos appear to be identical, but we strive to be complete.
 
“Rolling Stones Gather Moss” (5:51, 1964)

Full title reads: “Rolling Stones Gather Moss”. Technicolor Material.
Hull, Humberside.
The pop group the Rolling Stones are walking along the side of a road. They try to hitch hike but are ignored by passing cars.
Ext. of the ABC Cinema Hull. There is a large sign advertising The Rolling Stones. Crowds are arriving for the concert. Good shots of crowds queuing up. A man sells posters of the band, kids wearing badges.
Various shots of the Stones being interviewed and photographed. They clown around for the camera.
Shots of fans coming in through the doors of the cinema. A woman is selling Programmes.
Shots inside the Stones dressing room. Pan around round Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (playing Vox Teardrop guitar), Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Bill Wyman. They look over fan mail. Bill fastens his shirt, Brian tunes up, more shots of the band getting ready.
Shots of crowd in audience. Mass of screaming, waving and cheering young people. LS of band on stage. Various good shots of the Rolling Stones playing ‘Round and Round”. Audience keeps screaming.
Music continues under the end titles.

 
Selected Originals - Rolling Stones Gather Moss (9:30, 1964)

Selected Originals (offcuts, out-takes, selected scenes, rushes) for newsreel story “Rolling Stones Gather Moss” - 64/80.
Various mute Technicolor shots of the Rolling Stones pop group playing live. Shots of Keith Richard, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on stage in Hull.
Long shots of the band on stage taken from the upper tier.
Mid shots of the band on sage

 
Audience At Rolling Stones (5:59, 1964)

Unissued / Unused material -
ABC Theatre / Cinema, Hull, Humberside
Various shots of audience members (mainly young people) coming into theatre / concert venue before performance by rock band The Rolling Stones. Includes some exterior shots of Police placing barriers. VS of the audience dancing, singing and screaming as they listen to the band. Some of the girls get very excited. (No shots of the band).

 
The Rolling Stones Arrive In Sydney (1:12, 1965)

Sydney, Australia.
Title reads ‘The Stones Roll In’.
Various shots of the teenagers gathered at Mascot Airport for the arrival of the British rock and roll band Rolling Stones and police have trouble trying to control the teenagers enthusiasm. MS. A group of teenagers crush to the floor as a barrier collapses and some are injured. Various shots of the Rolling Stones leaving Pan-Am Boeing 707-321 aircraft. Some teenage girls run across tarmac and grab hold of the Stones but police soon lead them away.
(Comb.F.G.)
Date found in the old record - 31/01/1965.

 
“Rolling Stones” Receive Award On The Thames AKA “Rolling Stones” Get Award (4:09, 1965)

Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
London
Various shots, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts and Brian Jones (in dark glasses) of the rock band, the Rolling Stones, going aboard the river bus “Kingwood” at Charing Cross Pier. MS and LS Couple of girls peer in then waving from pier. GV From the Thames, a good shot of Houses of Parliament. CU Singer Anita Harris. Various shots, on the river bus as it moves along the River Thames. MS and CU, the Rolling Stones on deck are presented with a Radio Luxembourg Award, the Getaway Trophy, by singer Anita Harris. They joke about as they pose for the press. CU Photographer. CU Unidentified woman. Various shots, Keith Richard with Anita Harris and Brian Jones at the wheel of the boat. GV From river bus along the Thames and going under Albert Bridge. CU Hand operating room semaphore. MS Jones waves as he leaves the boat with the others.

 
The Rolling Stones Arrive In Sydney For Another Tour. (1:22, 1966)

Sydney, Australia
THE ROLLING STONES ARRIVE IN SYDNEY FOR ANOTHER TOUR.
MS. Nose of Quantas jet taxiing into the rain soaked Kingsford Smith Airport. MLS Members of the Rolling Stones pop group walk down the steps the Quantas jet. Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. VS. The Rolling Stones all seated in airport lounge during a press reception. MS. Teenage fans straining to see their idols. VS. With police escort the Stones leave airport and drive off in cars. Amusing commentary.
(Comb. Fine Grain.)

 
Rolling Stones Freed (1:18, 1967)

No title - Rolling Stones freed, appeal upheld in drugs case. London.
L/S as the Rolling Stones’ car arrives at Law Courts. Various shots crowd and police waiting. Pan as car leaves Law Courts with girls running after it, pan to crowd. C/U as Mick Jagger gets out of car. M/S as he stands in front of crowd of press, pan to C/U of his girlfriend singer Marianne Faithfull. L/S as the crowd and Jagger walk into the office for press conference. M/S pan as Jagger comes into room. C/U Jagger. M/S and C/U crowd of press photographers. M/S Marianne Faithfull outside posing for cameras. C/U Marianne. M/S press. M/S pan as her car drives away. Interior M/S Mick Jagger facing crowd of pressmen. C/U Jagger.

 
Rolling Stones Concert (1:40, 1969)

Rolling Stones give concert in Hyde Park despite death of Brian Jones, London.
MS’s mass crowds in Hyde Park at Rolling Stones concert. Various shots of people at concert including some wearing German helmets and swastikas. Various very good studies of hippies and fans. CU of Germaine Greer with shock of hair. MS mass crowd. Top shot Rolling Stones releasing white butterflies on stage, Mick Jagger is singing at microphone. MS Mick Jagger, pan to rest of group.
Various shots people dancing in crowd. Various shots Rolling Stones singing ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ on stage. CU girl. MS Mick Jagger. CU girl with psychedelic make-up. CU Bill Wyman. Various shots people in crowd. Various shots Rolling Stones. MS man with his body painted like a tribal warrior, he dances with spear. MS Rolling Stones on stage. CU people dancing. Various shots of the crowd.
Cataloguer’s note: Duplicate of item found on *PM2685*.

 
Rolling Stones Concert (1:41, 1969)

Rolling Stones give concert in Hyde Park despite death of Brian Jones, London.
MS’s mass crowds in Hyde Park at Rolling Stones concert. Various shots of people at concert including some wearing German helmets and swastikas. Various very good studies of hippies and fans. CU girl with shock of hair. MS mass crowd. Top shot Rolling Stones releasing white butterflies on stage, Mick Jagger is singing at microphone. MS Mick Jagger, pan to rest of group.
Various shots people dancing in crowd. Various shots Rolling Stones singing ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ on stage. CU girl. MS Mick Jagger. CU girl with psychedelic make-up. CU Bill Wyman. Various shots people in crowd. Various shots Rolling Stones. MS man with his body painted like a tribal warrior, he dances with spear. MS Rolling Stones on stage. CU people dancing. Various shots of the crowd.
Germaine Greer can be seen in this story wearing jeans.

 
Rolling Stones On Stage (4:50, 1970)

Saville Theatre, London.
Various shots of the rock group ‘The Rolling Stones’ performing ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ live on stage. They then perform the Chuck Berry song ‘Oh Carole’.
Picture disappears by sound track continues.
This was the period when Mick Taylor joined Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman in the band.
(Orig. Neg.) Old record suggests material may date from around 12/01/1970.
Sound quality is not great - it sounds like the mike was high up in the auditorium.

 
Rolling Stones Sing Satisfaction (3:36, 1970)

Unissued / Unused material -
Saville Theatre, London.
Various shots of the rock group ‘The Rolling Stones’ performing ‘Satisfaction’ live on stage.
Various shots of people queuing up outside the theatre. Music fans start to file into the building.
This was the period when Mick Taylor joined Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman in the band.

 
Rolling Stones At Saville Theatre (3:04, 1970)

Unissued / Unused material -
Saville Theatre, London.
Various shots of the rock group ‘The Rolling Stones’ performing live on stage. These are good shots taken from the side and back of the stage.
This was the period when Mick Taylor joined Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman in the band.

 

Posted by Martin Schneider

 

 

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