The Rolling Stones at Washington Square?

Posted July 19, 2021

The Rolling Stones landed on our shores in 1964 for their first US tour and our hotel was their home base.

Can you imagine Keith Richards hanging in the lobby bar? Charlie Watts getting hot sauce advice from Ronnie? Ooh, what we would give to see Mick busting out his Tina Turner-like moves in the lounge.

It was over 50 years ago that they played two shows at Carnegie Hall before coming home and crashing with us. The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers was released in May of that year. The first single, Not Fade Away, introduced American kids to the band that their parents would hate.

Take a minute to watch the boys playing  their hit on The Dean Martin Show:

 

Image via Klaus Hiltscher/Flickr