The Rolling Stones: 1969 American Tour

Rolling Stones 1969 Concert Tour

Is It Only Rock 'n' Roll?
By the time the Stones opened their tour in November, more than three years had passed since their last American concert. Because of a conviction on a drug charge, guitarist Brian Jones had been unable to get a U.S. visa, thereby preventing the band from coming to America. Jones' untimely death in July, 1969 paved the way for the arrival of a new band member, Mick Taylor, and the opportunity to tour once again.

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