Coming to Epix on August 7th is the four-part docuseries, My Life As A Rolling Stone. The specials, produced in conjunction with the band in celebration of its 60th anniversary, will feature an hour-long look each on Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and the late-Charlie Watts. Neither former members Bill Wyman nor Mick Taylor will be given their own spotlight docs.
Rolling Stone reported the shows’ co-directors — Oliver Murray and Clare Travenor — are no strangers in covering rock’s original bad boys with Murray directing the 2019 doc on co-founding bassist Bill Wyman, The Quiet One, and Travenor behind the camera for TV special based around Keith Richards’ memoir, Life.
Back in April, when the British rights for the series were picked up by the BBC, The Guardian reported the films would feature, “unseen footage and exclusive stories from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood interwoven with new and archive interviews and performance,’while the Watts film is told through his bandmates and peers. Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Steven Tyler, Chrissie Hynde, Slash, and PP Arnold are among those who have contributed to the films.”
The Rolling Stones next play on June 25th at London’s Hyde Park.
- On June 8th, 1969 Brian Jones, a founding member of the Rolling Stones, officially quit the band. He died July 3rd, 1969, at the age of 27. He was found dead at the bottom of the swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm home, in Hartford, England.
- In June of 1969, Mick Taylor replaced the band’s co-founder Brian Jones shortly before his death, and less than a month later, on July 3rd, 1969, he made his live debut with the Stones at a free live concert at London’s Hyde Park. Taylor quit the Stones in 1974 and eventually was replaced by Ron Wood.
- Shortly after the band’s successful 1989-1990 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour, original bassist Bill Wyman officially quit the Stones, although the formal announcement wasn’t made until 1993.
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones in November 1969 performing “Carol” live at Madison Square Garden: