Back in the early '80s, I was visiting the Bay Area . . .

Jul 16, 2019,19:11 PM
 

. . . when a local rock station, KSFX, held a celebration of the Stones on Easter weekend aptly titled Roll Away the Stone with the Rolling Stones.

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The celebration was a broadcast of every officially released Stones track in alphabetical order.  As they were midway thru the first day, a contest was announced: how many songs would be played altogether?  First caller to guess within ten would win a complete set of Stones LPs. 

I knew the number because, as any besotted fan might, I'd counted them before.  There were at least 275, and maybe a few I didn't know of.  So right off the top of my head, I thought, "The answer's gotta be right around 285." 

Unbelievably, my call was taken by the station.  I was third or fourth in line.

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The DJ says, "Ok, buddy - what's your guess?"

At literally the last moment, I raised my estimate from 285 to 315.

"Sorry, man.  You're close, but not close enough.  Sucks to be you."  (Actually, he didn't utter that last line, but that's pretty much what he meant.)

:-(

The answer was revealed on the next call when someone guessed correctly.  I don't remember what number he (or she) said, but the correct total was 275.

:-(  :-(

I was dumbfounded.  How could I screw up so royally? 

I turned the radio off.

Next day, I turned the radio back on to listen to the last few songs.  One of the DJs said, "We just had a caller who claims we've played over 300 songs.  We double-checked . . . the total number is going to be 313."

:-(  :-(  :-(

 


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According To My MB Selene...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-11:49
... Tonight's a full moon. Lunar Cheers, Scott ...  

Thank You, My Friend...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-11:55
... is it dark there yet? The moon looks full but it's very bright here today, so hard tell.

You knew . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-11:55
. . . this was coming. Btw, I've been checking video clips of the current Stones tour, and it doesn't look like Charlie's got a partner on percussion. Seventy-eight and going strong! Art

Kenney Jones...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-12:04
... Who also played the drum tracks on It's Only Rock n Roll.

That's the ultimate Stones trivia question! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-12:44
. . . I was referring, though, to your prior musing that Charlie might have a partner on this tour, which I found understandable considering how long in the tooth he is. Art

The Rumor I Heard Was...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-13:02
... It's Kenney Jones. A friend of mine is a biz manager for a couple of the heavy hitters and said he saw an older 'gent' sitting in for Charlie. Who better than RnR HOF'r, Kenney Jones. Who, mind you, is 71.

Simon Kirke, maybe? . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-13:36
. . . or Ian Paice? They should be available. Just checked several recent concert videos on Youtube and the only drummer I can see is Charlie, so maybe Kenny sat in on a rehearsal. And now, for the ultimate drummer trivia question: What do Charlie, Keith,... 

Mmmm . . . no, but rumor has it . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-14:09
. . . The Duke . . . . . . used to hang out there in the good ol' days. This was before Maggie was even born, much less before she started serving cocktails at the seaside dive bar. ...  

Well, after 39 shows over 41 years . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-14:13
. . . and a 40th four weeks from this coming Thursday, I should know a thing or two about them ;-) . . .

Iiiimmmmpressive! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-23:38

Art's Rolling Stone Knowledge Is...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-16:56
... Both uncanny and unparalleled. Stones Archaeologist.

Back in the early '80s, I was visiting the Bay Area . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-19:11
. . . when a local rock station, KSFX, held a celebration of the Stones on Easter weekend aptly titled Roll Away the Stone with the Rolling Stones . The celebration was a broadcast of every officially released Stones track in alphabetical order. As they w... 

Wow! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-23:38

Stop The Clock...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-16:54
... Simon Kirke? From Bad Company? Me thinks not. Ian Paice? The "Highway Star" is knee deep in purple. Yes, he's amazing, but I don't see him with the Stones. As far as your trivia question, I didn't see your post soon enough to get in my two cents, but ... 

Mick wrote a lyric that famously included John Wayne . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-17:31
. . . which need not be repeated here. Watts, Moon, and Baker all lived part of their formative years in Wembley. There must be something special in the local water supply. And, if Axel can front for AC/DC, Simon can lend a hand to the Wembley Whammer. Yu... 

Definitely A Valid Point....

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-22:52
.... Hard to argue with a valid point.

I just figured out . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-18:44
. . . the disconnect, Scott. When you first said Charlie might have company, I presumed you meant onstage with him, and not outright replacement. Obviously, Simon and Ian have their own gigs . . . I was throwing their names out as candidates to help out, ... 

Same Was True When...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-22:54
... We went to see "Yes" last year. Alan White would play three songs then limp off the stage with debilitating back pain. Steve Howe's son would pick up on the drums and being no stranger to the music, was able to handle some of the more difficult transi... 

Beautiful piece.

 
 By: SBS-purists : July 16th, 2019-12:30
One that got away from me many years ago

Thank You... One That...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-13:03
... You might need to get back one year soon.

Thanks For...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-22:54
... Taking a look.

Ah! Lovely Selene!

 
 By: Bounce781 : July 16th, 2019-20:14
One of my faves. I’ve been thinking about adding one of these babies to my collection 😀 Well played!

As We Both Know...

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-22:55
... Martin's pieces never disappoint.

Indeed!

 
 By: Bounce781 : July 17th, 2019-05:15
Well said, Scott!

Agreed....

 
 By: elliot55 : July 16th, 2019-22:55
... Nothing like a photo realistic moon to make a dial pop.