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Message started by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 12:05am

Title: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 12:05am
high time this has its own thread, no?

many of these you all are quite familiar with no doubt...but howe many can we get??

i'd have asked gypsy, but she defriended me on facebook!!






http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/80692116.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA5488996B8D9F10DC8DAB70E0FD33ADE0FC76FBBF266ADE813E5E30A760B0D811297




Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by LadyJane on Nov 14th, 2010 at 12:54am
GREAT thread Buckster.
MY drink of choice from 16-40ish was Jack and Coke. Why???


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by captainglassback on Nov 14th, 2010 at 4:17am
and what about a Keen n Rebel Yell thread too?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 14th, 2010 at 6:21am
Can't say Keith don't know Jack ! †:wtf1

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Honky Tonk Man on Nov 14th, 2010 at 6:59am
I sense that there will be plenty of great pics in this thread!

When did Keith stop posing with and drinking Jack Daniels, anyway? There are plenty of images circa '72 - early-80's, but nothing since. I guess the vodka and Sunkist took hold! If the 'insiders' over on Tell Me are to be believed, Keith hasn't had a drink since January, so perhaps we can look forward to him posing with Evian and Volvic on the next tour. Sigh... 3 teetotal Rolling Stones. WTF happened?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by LadyJane on Nov 14th, 2010 at 9:54am
Can't forget this gem:


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Post by Joey on Nov 14th, 2010 at 9:54am
"  ... and what about a Keen ( sic ) n Rebel Yell thread too/ "


That 's right !!!!! **** I forgot all about Rebel Yell !!!!

Great Stuff !


" Hit Me Ronnie ! "


J'kins

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Jeep on Nov 14th, 2010 at 12:31pm








Wrong whiskey :



And finally, Keith and Jack :


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Mr. Sex Drugs Rock n Roll on Nov 14th, 2010 at 12:52pm

Honky Tonk Man wrote on Nov 14th, 2010 at 6:59am:
I sense that there will be plenty of great pics in this thread!

When did Keith stop posing with and drinking Jack Daniels, anyway? There are plenty of images circa '72 - early-80's, but nothing since. I guess the vodka and Sunkist took hold! If the 'insiders' over on Tell Me are to be believed, Keith hasn't had a drink since January, so perhaps we can look forward to him posing with Evian and Volvic on the next tour. Sigh... 3 teetotal Rolling Stones. WTF happened?


It's pretty evident judging by his new found clarity and coherence that he's sober and made some serious lifestyle changes, and more power to him. The drunken, rambling fool bit was embarrassing

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Jeep on Nov 14th, 2010 at 1:22pm
Jack for everyone, it's on the house !










Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Bitch on Nov 14th, 2010 at 2:23pm
Wow these are cool. I've never seen the pic with Elizabeth Taylor! KEEF looks like he's laughing at her!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Heart Of Stone on Nov 14th, 2010 at 2:26pm

Bitch wrote on Nov 14th, 2010 at 2:23pm:
Wow these are cool. I've never seen the pic with Elizabeth Taylor! KEEF looks like he's laughing at her!


Yeah, he's probably thinking "How many Rehabs have you been through????"

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Factory Girl on Nov 14th, 2010 at 3:00pm
A fucking beautiful thread!  

I personally prefer vodka...but a fucking beautiful thread it is!

FG!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by steel driving hammer on Nov 14th, 2010 at 3:59pm
Another,


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Heart Of Stone on Nov 14th, 2010 at 4:42pm

steel driving hammer wrote on Nov 14th, 2010 at 3:59pm:
Another,



Is that David Bowie?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Nov 14th, 2010 at 8:00pm
Yes, with Tina Turner at the Ritz 1983 by Bob Gruen

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 8:59pm

Heart Of Stone wrote on Nov 14th, 2010 at 4:42pm:

steel driving hammer wrote on Nov 14th, 2010 at 3:59pm:
Another,



Is that David Bowie?

voodoo still thinks it's clapton, no?

this may be mick but worth the post! love the rooster hair.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 9:13pm
where's the bottle, waldo?




and one for my baby sway:

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Pdog on Nov 14th, 2010 at 9:30pm
need more threads like this... we got the old Starbuck back... good to see him posting again!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 10:27pm
first one to find the bottle in this picture gets a boot of the voodoopugs at shidoobee wildwood 2006:

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by left shoe shuffle on Nov 14th, 2010 at 10:33pm




1972/"Dr. Bob"


1983/Bob Gruen


1978/Lynn Goldsmith

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 10:41pm



Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 14th, 2010 at 10:58pm
dammit shoey....you beat me to the punch by 14 seconds with the tina turner pic.

i dunno....do you think voodoo will take one of these pics, put it in the header and say "with thanks to starbuck"?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by gorda on Nov 14th, 2010 at 11:42pm
Well, he's rich! †He can afford to get drunk every day, if he wants!

It's not like he has to be at the office early in the morning. †He can afford to sleep off his hangover all day! †The maid can bring him a bucket to throw up in, and an ice-pack for his head!

Damn, I wish I was rich!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Paranoid Android on Nov 15th, 2010 at 7:47am
If I knew how...I would love to see a real montage of these pics and others with some cheesy background music...

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Heart Of Stone on Nov 15th, 2010 at 11:18am
All around great pics, I think the Jack with Keith goes back to the '69 tour, didn't he swig Jack in "Gimme Shelter" with the Marilyn shirt on? I'm pretty sure it was Jack, admire a guy who can drink it straight like that, right out of the bottle.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Nov 16th, 2010 at 12:46pm
This one posted by Real Wild Child on the "super blow" thread

By Jorge Manjarrezn from Mexico
http://www.fmanjarrez.com/?id=3


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Jeep on Nov 16th, 2010 at 12:52pm



Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Nov 16th, 2010 at 1:45pm
voodoo, could you add this poll:

which do you like more: keith or jack?

a tough one, no?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 8:14am

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Some Guy on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 8:34am
bucky is back strong! 2011 is going to be the year of Starbuck!!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 9:31am

Some Guy wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 8:34am:
bucky is back strong! 2011 is going to be the year of Starbuck!!


word.

you just wait till the fijibuck album comes out this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8_eswkoaA

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Some Guy on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 10:11am

Starbuck wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 9:31am:

Some Guy wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 8:34am:
bucky is back strong! 2011 is going to be the year of Starbuck!!


word.

you just wait till the fijibuck album comes out this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8_eswkoaA


we're losing Joey.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 10:23am

Some Guy wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 10:11am:

Starbuck wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 9:31am:

Some Guy wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 8:34am:
bucky is back strong! 2011 is going to be the year of Starbuck!!


word.

you just wait till the fijibuck album comes out this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8_eswkoaA


we're losing Joey.

what?

joey has been lost for years.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 8:34pm
This was the header of Keith with Jack, posted in the header's size here


Knebworth 1979
© Marlon Richards with thanks to Marlon Richards and Cucho PeŮaloza

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 10:38pm
i knew we could find a few more!


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Post by Starbuck on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 10:41pm

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Dec 22nd, 2010 at 10:48pm

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:13pm
voodoo, please put today's header in this thread!!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by shotaway2 on Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:55pm
A shot for Old Grandad



Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by shotaway2 on Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:56pm
Hide and seek



Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Sep 20th, 2012 at 11:14pm

Starbuck wrote on Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:13pm:
voodoo, please put today's header in this thread!!


Your wish is my command  :scary



Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Edith Grove on Sep 21st, 2012 at 5:38am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rkBQC4mTr8

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by uncleson on Sep 21st, 2012 at 4:32pm

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by gimmekeef on Sep 21st, 2012 at 4:41pm
and the best Jack........
keithandjack.jpg (2 KB | )

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Edith Grove on Sep 21st, 2012 at 5:34pm

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 22nd, 2012 at 12:48pm

uncleson wrote on Sep 21st, 2012 at 4:32pm:

sonny, this was riffy's original signature pic at www.maxlugar.com, the illustrious board that hosted "kinks" week lo these many years ago....

meanwhile, back to the matter at hand:




Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by uncleson on Sep 22nd, 2012 at 3:34pm
sonny, this was riffy's original signature pic at www.maxlugar.com, the illustrious board that hosted "kinks" week lo these many years ago....


Starbuck, great choice for a signature pic and great thread!

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Oct 22nd, 2012 at 4:31pm
Other one, cortesy of Real Wild Child


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Feb 1st, 2013 at 8:35am

New Barbarians to the stage - Opening for Led Zeppelin
Knebworth Festival - August 11, 1979
© Graham Wiltshire/Hulton Archive

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 1st, 2013 at 9:57am
Great pic VGoo. I love it......And I didn't know the NB opened for Zep at Knebworh. Holy shit! :wtf1 :keithpunky :booze :willya

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 2nd, 2013 at 3:35pm
HE SWITCHED TO VODKA 1992 ISH;MAIN OFFENDER SESSIONS.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Gazza on Feb 2nd, 2013 at 7:02pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 1st, 2013 at 9:57am:
Great pic VGoo. I love it......And I didn't know the NB opened for Zep at Knebworh. Holy shit! :wtf1 :keithpunky :booze :willya



just at the second night (11th August - Zep also played the 4th August)

Full NB show is available as a pro shot video.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by mojoman on Feb 2nd, 2013 at 7:20pm

Gazza wrote on Feb 2nd, 2013 at 7:02pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 1st, 2013 at 9:57am:
Great pic VGoo. I love it......And I didn't know the NB opened for Zep at Knebworh. Holy shit! :wtf1 :keithpunky :booze :willya



just at the second night (11th August - Zep also played the 4th August)

Full NB show is available as a pro shot video.


stereo?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by philgood on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 8:57am
Of what I heard Keith left Jack Daniel years ago and went to Jack Sparrow. †[smiley=wink.gif]


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by gimmekeef on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 9:16am
Looks like an afternoon opening for Zep and Keith is just waking up and taking breakfast to the stage........

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Edith Grove on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 11:45am
Jack Daniel's to add more stills, expand production capability



Jack Daniel's is being served a $100 million-plus expansion of its rural Tennessee distillery to flex more muscle in the growing whiskey market. Expansion work will begin this fall and is expected to wrap up within two years. Company officials didn't specify how many stills and warehouses where the whiskey agers will be added. (http://www.jackdaniels.com)

By The Associated Press
on August 22, 2013


LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jack Daniel's is being served a $100 million-plus expansion of its rural Tennessee distillery to flex more muscle in the growing whiskey market.

The investment amounts to the largest single production expansion in the brand's long history. It will add stills and barrel warehouses at the Jack Daniel's operations in Lynchburg, Tenn., the brand's Louisville-based parent company, Brown-Forman Corp., said Thursday.

A second production building will go up on the same grounds as the current distillery site, which traces its roots back to a year after the Civil War ended.

Expansion work will begin this fall and is expected to wrap up within two years. Company officials didn't specify how many stills and warehouses where the whiskey agers will be added. The distillery is bumping up against capacity pressures that will be relieved by the second production facility.

"It's a good time in the whiskey industry, and our future prospects look really good," said Jeff Arnett, master distiller at the distillery. "We don't want to find ourselves without any additional throttle, if we need it. This will basically secure that we've got the ability to give Jack Daniel's to all of those who want Jack Daniel's for years to come."

The new production facility will have access to the same source of cave spring water as the existing distillery, he said.

"It's going to ensure that every drop of Jack Daniel's is made here in Lynchburg, Tenn., from the same water source," Arnett said.

Jack Daniel's sales have soared in the past decade, as the venerable brand has spread to more countries. The brand has had volume growth for 21 straight years, and its global net sales increased by 9 percent in the last year. Since 2004, global case sales have risen from about 7.7 million cases to nearly 11 million cases last year.

The brand is sold in more than 160 countries. The U.S. still ranks as its largest market and the brand's domestic sales grew in 2012.

But overseas markets now represent slightly more than half of overall sales. Its largest international markets include the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia, where the brand's premixed cocktails are popular. Emerging markets such as Russia, China, Turkey and Brazil have become key contributors to global sales.

In neighboring Kentucky, the bourbon industry is in the midst of its largest expansion since Prohibition to meet growing demand.

In the past two years, Kentucky's bourbon makers have invested nearly $300 million in new and expanded production facilities, warehouses, visitors' centers, bottling lines and more. Kentucky produces 95 percent of the world's bourbon, and the 4.9 million barrels of aging bourbon in Kentucky outnumber the state's 4.3 million people.

Jack Daniel's is the flagship brand for Brown-Forman, whose other brands include Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Korbel and el Jimador. The Jack Daniel's brand lineup includes the mainstay Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey. The expansion will give the venerable brand more room to roll out new products, part of a key industrywide trend as spirits makers introduce new flavor combinations.

The 147-year-old distillery and its employees, along with Lynchburg, have been the focus of Jack Daniel's folksy advertising for years. Black-and-white labeled bottles of the charcoal mellowed sippin' whiskey list Lynchburg's population as 361, but the town and county really have about 6,400.

The distillery is tucked away on 1,700 hilly acres down the road from the quaint town square in Lynchburg, about 65 miles south of Nashville.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called Jack Daniel's a "global ambassador" for the state.

"Jack Daniel's is one of our most historic exports, and it helps us in our efforts to bring new Tennessee products to the world marketplace," he said.

The expansion will add about 90 full-time jobs in the next five years, the company said. The distillery currently employs about 435 workers.


http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2013/08/jack_daniels_unveils_100m_expa.html#incart_river_default


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 29th, 2014 at 10:27pm
The interweb is expanding! There be more of these lately, no?



Keith and SheRat, circa 1982



for my baby Gazza


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 29th, 2014 at 10:30pm
Neither Keith nor Jack...just plain cool.


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Bitch on Oct 2nd, 2014 at 7:52pm


This is a good one, mini-me?

Title: 2 more
Post by Bitch on Oct 2nd, 2014 at 7:56pm



Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Mar 17th, 2016 at 7:50am









Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Mar 17th, 2016 at 8:02am
Meanwhile, is this possible?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIGPO90xYG4

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Some Guy on Mar 17th, 2016 at 12:32pm

Starbuck wrote on Mar 17th, 2016 at 8:02am:
Meanwhile, is this possible?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIGPO90xYG4



"The Only People Who Put Iced Tea in Jack Daniels' Bottles is the Clash, Baby" - DLR

https://youtu.be/UX28IyKPzH8

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Marie on Mar 17th, 2016 at 8:37pm
Spot the Jacko....


It's not Jack Daniels but.....Happy Birthday Patti!


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Mar 20th, 2016 at 1:58am
OK, not Jack but still a cool gif!


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Mar 23rd, 2016 at 12:39am
Keith vaguely resembles Jeff Conaway in this pic, no?

Cool shades!


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Dec 30th, 2016 at 12:09am
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/84ee93e6c06a6b157a34a78d8550110bf130bfc4/0_33_594_356/master/594.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=c1c9236551357ccfcd2dd2231194b3bf

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Jan 16th, 2017 at 5:25pm
This thread is as old as my daughter.

apparently posting pictures doesn't work anymore? or is it me?

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/ron-wood-mick-jagger-and-keith-richards-attend-the-rolling-stones-picture-id151001545

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 16th, 2017 at 8:22pm

Starbuck wrote on Jan 16th, 2017 at 5:25pm:
apparently posting pictures doesn't work anymore? or is it me?


No, it's not you, Getty Images protect hot-linking, if you see the link it doesn't end with jpg or png

you can save the image and upload it to photobucket or a website or similar and then post it

This is the same picture but smaller




Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 16th, 2017 at 9:02pm
I will post that picture later in a bigger size and better resolution, similar to the one you posted, meanwhile today's header is dedicated to you and all who have posted in the "Keith and Jack" thread

Let's drink to the hard working regulars, you B&B!


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Jan 17th, 2017 at 7:38am
Great header voo!

Here's another getty - I forgot my photo bucket password. Thisun may have been posted over the years, but we've lost some of our hotlinks.

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/50802905.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=45B0EB3381F7834DA2ED8376FBFA2FB34902EA0503462E1175987E9EA9F83D0F


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Jan 17th, 2017 at 7:38am
Then there's these:




Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Jan 17th, 2017 at 7:41am
ooh! one more with the master himself....


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Jan 17th, 2017 at 3:44pm
jack gets the spotlight on this one....i think it's jack....you be the judge!





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Post by Starbuck on Jan 17th, 2017 at 3:51pm
http://photographersdirect.com/pdwm.php?i=2967808&s=262&p=6

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Edith Grove on Jan 17th, 2017 at 4:37pm
Fast-forward to today and all you see on stage are bottles of imported Icelandic spring water.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Jan 18th, 2017 at 7:50pm

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 22nd, 2017 at 11:11am


No need to lick it to enlarge it, here's the big one


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 1st, 2017 at 11:03pm
Wow! Look what I found!


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by andrews27 on Sep 2nd, 2017 at 6:51pm
An image responsible for the corruption of hundreds of guitarists.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by mojoman on Sep 3rd, 2017 at 7:24pm
what happened to the drinking thread?

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 16th, 2017 at 10:19pm

mojoman wrote on Sep 3rd, 2017 at 7:24pm:
what happened to the drinking thread?

It got drunk?  :pullanolte

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 24th, 2017 at 12:16am

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Post by Starbuck on Sep 24th, 2017 at 12:20am

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 26th, 2018 at 12:42pm
Above picture is Keith drinking in the morning (JFK Airport NYC) 1980 after the Emotional Rescue party

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 26th, 2018 at 12:43pm
THANKS IRINA!!!


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Starbuck on Sep 27th, 2018 at 2:42pm
Did someone look back through this thread? I can't believe we didn't find it already.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by WaiteringOnAFiend on Sep 27th, 2018 at 8:52pm
One suspects it was in fact merely some dark tea, from the Nunan Province, siphoned into his bottle of Jumping Slack Jack.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 19th, 2019 at 6:35pm
Keith with Liz Taylor 1980


Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by CS on Mar 26th, 2019 at 10:01am
Keith and Wild Turkey

That time I served Wild Turkey to Keith Richards on a riverboat in New Orleans
Updated 8:51 AM; Today 8:10 AM
By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune



I canít remember what brand of bourbon whiskey Keith Richards ordered, but we didnít stock it. So the bartender told me to go ask Mr. Richards if Wild Turkey would do. Mr. Richards said it would be fine. So I served the god of cool a Wild Turkey on the rocks. By doing so, I instantly became cooler for all time to come. Thatís the way it works. That, Iím sure of.

Iím not sure of anything else, because the whole experience has leaked through the sieve that is my long-term memory. Iím 62. What Iím going to recall took place in, like, 1980. I donít remember the year exactly and Iím not going to look it up. Iím not going to look anything up.

At the time I was a 23- or 24-year-old rookie waiter on the Riverboat President, an ancient sidewheeler that had been converted into a cruising nightclub. It docked at the Spanish Plaza. Ask anyone: In that era it was the center of the universe. The Rolling Stones had naturally chosen it as the location for their tour party.

Hereís what I remember. Correct me if Iím wrong. The Nevilles provided the entertainment, along with a Mardi Gras Indian group. And maybe Stephen Stills too. Maybe. In recognition of my almost complete lack of experience waiting tables, I had been assigned to a bar on the mezzanine, an out-of-the-way spot.

Between dispensing cocktails, emptying ash trays, wiping tables and straightening my black bowtie, I looked over the railing onto the dance floor, trying to spot Stones. As I recall, I picked Ronnie and Charlie out of the crowd. I pined to lay eyes on them all, but mostly Keith of course. Keith of the landmark riffs, the bemused leer, the legendary addictions, the endless dalliances with the law and death. Oh Keith, my Keith.



Suddenly a conspicuously muscular man appeared on the mezzanine. He had the nervous demeanor of a bodyguard whoíd lost track of the person he was meant to protect. The muscular man used both powerful hands to grasp one of the steel poles that supported the deck above and vaulted into a gravity-defying horizontal pose like Superman in flight. Am I making this up? I donít think so. Not entirely.

Having gotten everyoneís attention, the bodyguard bounced back to the floor and asked if we had seen Mr. Richards. Before anyone could answer, Mr. Richards himself strolled into our midst. Magnificent Mr. Richards. He was absolutely everything I wanted him to be. He wore suede pixie boots. He was tilted slightly to one side like a palm tree in the wind. His skin was the color of concrete. I stared right at him like an star-struck imbecile, without the slightest sense of professional decorum.

Keith wore a black or dark green fedora. With the impressionability of youth, I bought a similar hat within a week and began wearing it everywhere, even to my day job at the hobby shop. In that hat I was exactly like Keith. Though Iíd chosen a brown fedora to express my individuality. Looking back, Iím surprised I didnít start lining my eyes with kohl.

Keith was accompanied by a lithe woman with long blondish hair. When she attempted to drift away down one of the staircases, he dramatically snatched her trailing locks as if he couldnít bear to see her go. But she tugged free and continued anyway.

Keith melted into a chair at a rail-side table. I think Deacon John might have been sitting there too, though Iím unsure because I was just learning the pantheon of New Orleans musicians, having only arrived from Missouri in 1978. As I already said, Keith ordered some sort of bourbon that we didnít have. I wonder if he remembers.

I later saw the Stones perform at the Superdome. As Mick skipped along the edge of the stage and the runways, Keith mostly squatted with his guitar like a baseball catcher behind the plate, undemonstrably leading the team.

On May 2, the Stones will headline the second Thursday of the 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival. In January, I waited overnight in the cold, with a few thousand other fans, for a chance to buy a couple of tickets. I couldnít miss it. Oh Keith, my Keith, after all these years.

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Apr 18th, 2019 at 8:12am
https://www.genesis-publications.com/productimages/content/0904351955/photography-7-1280x750px.jpg
TOTA 75 ©†Christopher Sykes/Genesis Publications

Title: Re: Keith and Jack!
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Apr 21st, 2019 at 8:22pm
With special guest, Ronnie and Jack


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