The Rolling Stones’ first decade will be the subject of a limited TV series for FX. The still-unnamed official series will be produced by the same team behind the hit show chronicling Britain’s royal family, The Crown. The series, which has been ordered for two seasons, is the first time the band has allowed their music to be used for such a production, and will be written by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby.

According to Deadline, “The high-end series will focus on the band’s glory years between its formation through to 1972, which includes a fantastic run of hit albums such as Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile On Main Street.” No premiere date has been announced.

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is the Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey, culled from the band’s December 19th, 1989 stop in Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Convention Center.
  • In addition to a bonus CD of lesser-played tracks from the tour, the package includes the DVD of the band’s February 26th, 1990 Tokyo Dome concert.
  • The tracklist to The Rolling Stones – Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) DVD is: “Start Me Up,” “Bitch,” “Sad Sad Sad,” Harlem Shuffle,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Miss You,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Almost Hear You Sigh,” “Rock And A Hard Place,” “Mixed Emotions,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Midnight Rambler,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Can’t Be Seen,” “Happy,” “Paint It Black,” “2000 Light Years From Home,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Gimme Shelter,” It’s Only Rock N Roll,” “Brown Sugar,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

CHECK IT OUT: The Rolling Stones on February 13th, 1966 performing “As Tears Go By” live on The Ed Sullivan Show: