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Stones and the Street Fighting Men

Geoffrey Cannon, Melody Maker, 3 October 1970

Update, 2019. The Rolling Stones were never just entertainers. They are the world's leading creators and performers of Dionysian rock theatre. They are flamboyant, perverse, provocative, subversive. That's their appeal and their power. The Doors, Iggy Pop, and the MC5, went further, but flared out. Not the Rolling Stones, and not Mick Jagger with Keith Richards, still performing now after 57 years, their range, scope and impact now incalculably amplified on stage in vast auditoriums and magnified and made permanent by recordings.

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