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Television Guest Appearances - Live Performances

The purpose of this page is to document "live" guest appearances by The Rolling Stones on television shows

It may be a surprise to some to see how few there actually are, which is mainly because many TV appearances in the 1960's featured the band miming to a playback recording...as a result, I have not listed appearances without any "live" performance of any kind, which explains the non-inclusion of most appearances on shows such as "Thank Your Lucky Stars", "Top Of The Pops", "Shindig" etc.

It is quite difficult to find tapes of many early TV shows to try and discern between "live" and "mimed" performances, but I have listed only the shows where I am pretty certain they did NOT mime.

In fact, some of the appearances documented here are not completely "live" either, as in many cases the performance featured only a live vocal performed over a pre-recorded backing track (for example, many appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show")

Latter day performances are easier to track down as the Stones have only made a guest performance on one "regular" TV show since 1971,namely NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 1978 - any other performances since then have been on awards shows, usually in the form of satellite feeds taken from a Rolling Stones concert

I have not listed shows where the performance has not been "live" in front of an audience of sorts such as "Don Kirshners Rock Concert" (US TV 1973 and 1974), even if the vocals have sometimes been "live", because these segments have featured promotional videos as opposed to an "in person" guest appearance. Nor have I listed features on shows such as "Old Grey Whistle Test" (1972), "Good Night America" (1975) etc which featured footage of the band in rehearsal for a tour

The contents should be self-explanatory - however, just to clarify, they are listed thus:

Broadcast date - ie, the INITIAL broadcast date only, not taken into account the countless reruns and /or video repackaging of these performances.

Programme Title - Original broadcast only, not re-broadcasts in different shows under other titles.

Channel - Again, this refers only to the TV station, which originally broadcast the performance.

Country - Country of origin of broadcast, taking into account that in recent years, satellite television has broadcast shows live worldwide.

Songs performed - Setlists of the TV program.

Tape Extant - Whether a video recording of the performance is known to be in circulation amongst collectors (or if no video recording is circulating, if it is available as an audio recording).

Notes - Any additional notes on the performance, in particular if the show was recorded on a different date than it was broadcast.

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Photos with thanks to the author Jan Olofsson

'Copyright Jan Olofsson, 2000. Not to be reproduced without permission'

From his book "My 60s" - Taschen, Italy 1994

Broadcast Date

Programme Title

Channel

Country

Songs Performed

Recording Extant?

Notes

08.02.64

Arthur Haynes Show

ITV (ATV)

United Kingdom

I Wanna Be Your Man,You Better Move On

Yes

Recorded 7.2.64

10.04.64

Ready,Steady,Go! Rave Mad Mod Ball

ITV (ARTV)

United Kingdom

Walking The Dog,Not Fade Away,Hi-Heel Sneakers,I'm Alright

No

Recorded Wembley 8.4.64. Tracks 1 and 2 mimed. Tracks 3 and 4 "Live"

03.05.64

Big Beat '64

ITV (ABC)

United Kingdom

Not Fade Away,I Just Want To Make Love To You,I'm Alright

Yes

Recorded  Empire Pool, Wembley 26.4.64, NME Pollwinners Concerts

13.06.64

Hollywood Palace

ABC-TV

United States

I Just Want To Make Love To You,Tell Me

Yes

Recorded 3.6.64. Track 2 only partially broadcast and not extant.

26.09.64

Hollywood Palace

ABC-TV

United States

Not Fade Away

Yes

Recorded 3.6.64 as above but with a different host!

25.10.64

Ed Sullivan Show

CBS-TV

United States

Time Is On My Side,Around & Around

Yes

 

16.11.64

Tienerklanken

VRT

Belgium

Carol,It's All Over Now,Tell Me,Time Is On My Side,Not Fade Away,Walking The Dog,I'm Alright, If You Need Me, Around & Around

No

Recorded Amerikaan's Theatre, Brussels 18.10.64. The title is Flemish for 'Teen Voices'.

26.02.65

Ready Steady Go!

ITV (ARTV)

United Kingdom

The Last Time,Everybody Needs Somebody To Love,Play With Fire,I'm Moving On

No

Also included an interview with Mick Jagger.

09.04.65

Ready Steady Goes Live!

ITV (ARTV)

United Kingdom

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love/Pain In My Heart,I'm Alright

Yes (Audio Only)

 

18.04.65

Big Beat '65

ITV (ABC)

United Kingdom

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love/Around & Around,The Last Time,Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Yes

Recorded Empire Pool, Wembley 11.4.65 NME Pollwinners Concerts

02.05.65

Ed Sullivan Show

CBS-TV

United States

The Last Time,Everybody Needs Somebody To Love,Little Red Rooster,2120 South Michigan Avenue

Yes

Track 4 performed over closing credits - not extant

26.05.65

Shindig

ABC-TV

United States

Down The Road Apiece,Little Red Rooster,The Last Time,Play With Fire,Satisfaction

Yes

Recorded 20.5.65. Live vocals on all but "Satisfaction"

04.06.65

Ready Steady Goes Live!

ITV (ARTV)

United Kingdom

The Last Time,Play With Fire

Yes

 

27.08.65

Ready Steady Goes Live!

ITV (ARTV)

United Kingdom

Mercy Mercy,Cry To Me,Satisfaction,Apache

Yes (Tracks 1-3

Recorded 23.8.65. "Apache" is played over end credits.

10.09.65

Ready Steady Go! Rolling Stones Special

ITV (ARTV)

United Kingdom

Oh Baby,Thats How Strong My Love Is,Satisfaction

Yes

Recorded 2.9.65. Stones also did a mimed send-up of "I Got You Babe"

15.11.65

Hullaballoo

NBC-TV

United States

She Said Yeah,Get Off Of My Cloud

Yes

Recorded 11.11.65.

13.02.66

Ed Sullivan Show

CBS-TV

United States

19th Nervous Breakdown, As Tears Go By,Satisfaction

Yes

 

30.05.66

Ready Steady Go! Rolling Stones Special

ITV (ARTV/Granada)

United Kingdom

I Am Waiting,Under My Thumb,Paint It Black

Yes

Recorded 27.5.66. Not broadcast nationally until 10.9.66. Originally b'cast only in Granada region

11.09.66

Ed Sullivan Show

CBS-TV

United States

Paint It Black,Lady Jane,Have You Seen Your Mother Baby

Yes

Recorded 9.9.66

15.01.67

Ed Sullivan Show

CBS-TV

United States

Ruby Tuesday,Lets Spend The Night Together

Yes

Recorded 13.1.67. Track 2 lyrics changed to 'Lets Spend SOME TIME Together' so as not to shock sensitive viewers

22.01.67

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

ITV (ATV)

United Kingdom

Connection,Ruby Tuesday,Lets Spend the Night Together,Its All Over Now

Yes (Audio Only)

Unique bluesy arrangement of "It's all over now". The Stones declined to appear with the rest of the cast on the traditional finale of the show where all the artists stand on a revolving stage to wave goodnight to the audience and viewers.

29.11.68

Frost On Saturday

ITV (LWT)

United Kingdom

Sympathy For The Devil

Yes

 

07.07.69

David Frost Show

Westinghouse/ Group W

United States

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Yes

Recorded 16.6.69 in London. First appearance with Mick Taylor.

10.07.69

Top Of The Pops

BBC-TV

United Kingdom

Honky Tonk Women

Yes (Audio Only)

Recorded 3.7.69, just a few hours after Brian Jones' death.  Re-broadcast on 17 & 31.7.69

07.08.69

Top Of The Pops

BBC-TV

United Kingdom

Honky Tonk Women

Yes (Audio Only)

Recorded 3.7.69, just a few hours after Brian Jones' death. Different to the first version. Also broadcast on 14 & 21.8.69

21.08.69

David Frost Show

Westinghouse/ Group W

United States

Honky Tonk Women

Yes

Recorded 16.6.69 in London. First appearance with Mick Taylor.

23.11.69

Ed Sullivan Show

CBS-TV

United States

Honky Tonk Women,Gimme Shelter,Love In Vain

Yes

Recorded 18.11.69

25.12.69

Top Of The Pops Christmas Show

BBC-TV

United Kingdom

Honky Tonk Women

Yes

Recorded 12.12.69

31.12.69

Pop Go The Sixties

BBC-TV

United Kingdom

Gimme Shelter

Yes

Recorded 12.12.69

15.04.71

Top Of The Pops

BBC-TV

United Kingdom

Brown Sugar

Yes (see note)

The version in circulation comes from the 25.12.71 end of year special (rerun). The original broadcasts from April-May 1971 have been destroyed.

22.04.71

Top Of The Pops

BBC-TV

United Kingdom

Bitch, Wild Horses

Yes (Audio Only)

The tapes from this broadcast (and 15.4.71) have been destroyed from BBC archives.

07.10.78

Saturday Night Live

NBC-TV

United States

Beast Of Burden,Respectable,Shattered

Yes

There were also two comedy skits, one with Mick and another with Ron and Charlie.

06.09.89

MTV Video Music Awards

MTV

Worldwide

Mixed Emotions,One Hit (To The Body)

Yes

Filmed in concert, Toronto 3.9.89 (NOT live via satellite from Pittsburgh as announced). 'One Hit' is a brief snippet only. Mick also presents an award to Living Colour.

06.06.90

International Rock Awards

ABC

United States

It's Only Rock'n'Roll

Yes

Filmed in concert, Frankfurt 26.5.90. Stones speeches accepting awards filmed in Cologne 30.5.90

08.09.94

MTV Video Music Awards

MTV

Worldwide

Love Is Strong,Start Me Up

Yes

Includes award for Lifetime Achievement and speech by Mick Jagger. Filmed at Radio City Music Hall, New York.

07.12.94

Billboard Music Awards

Fox-TV

United States

I Go Wild

Yes

Filmed in concert, Montreal 6.12.94. Includes acceptance speech filmed backstage before the show.

28.10.97

VH-1 Fashion Awards

VH-1

United States

Anybody Seen My Baby,Out Of Control

Yes

Show was filmed 24.10.97 at The Theatre, Madison Square Garden, New York City

08.09.05

NFL Opening Kick-Off 2005

ABC-TV

United States

Start Me Up, Rough Justice

Yes

Filmed in concert, Detroit 31.8.05. Tv special to mark the start of the NFL season. ABC censored some words in both songs.

10.09.05

ReAct Now : Music And Relief

MTV

United States

Waiting On A Friend

Yes

Filmed in concert, Milwaukee, 8.9.05. Telethon in aid of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

22.11.05

American Music Awards

ABC-TV

United States

Rain Fall Down, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Yes

Stones' performance was a live satellite feed from their show in Salt Lake City. 'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll' was only partially broadcast.

05.02.06

Superbowl  XL

ABC-TV

Worldwide

Start Me Up, Rough Justice, Satisfaction

Yes

Superbowl Half time show. Live at Ford Field, Detroit, Mi.  The performance was shown with a 5-second delay to enable ABC to censor 'sexually explicit' lyrics in the first two songs.

12.12.12

12-12-12 – The Concert For Sandy Relief

Broadcast on 39 US stations and over 20 international stations, plus streamed on over 25 websites

Worldwide

You Got Me Rocking, Jumpin' Jack Flash

Yes

Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York on a bill which also included Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, The Who, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chris Martin and Paul McCartney

 

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