Here in the archive it’s extreme sports programs like Blood, Sweat and Gears one day, then the Charles Dickens Fellowship the next. There’s no knowing which groups and TV channels are going to ring up in search of particular footage, apart from keeping an attentive eye on the news and a trusty calendar of historical events.
We were excited to have a phone call recently from The Rolling Stones’ official moviemaking team of late, looking for rare clips of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the boys performing in the early 1970s.
‘Stones In Exile’ is a new rockumentary about the recording of The Rolling Stones’ 1972 double LP ‘Exile’, thought by many to be the greatest Rolling Stones album.
Two British Pathé clips appear in the film, both from a gig at the Saville Theatre in London. This was the period when Mick Taylor joined Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman in the band. In the first clip we see The Rolling Stones performing their historic hit Satisfaction. There’s a link below so that you easily find this performance in the British Pathé film archive.
It is the second clip that we are more interested in though – incredibly rare unused and unissued material of Mick Jagger and his bandmates backstage, and recorded from the wings of the Saville’s stage.
Although these are the two clips that interested the makers of Stones In Exile, there are another 10 Rolling Stones videos in the archive, including the Rolling Stones arriving in Sydney, fans screaming and more live performances. See more Rolling Stones archive footage here.
Owen Gleiberman watched ‘Stones In Exile’ on his last night in Cannes this year and wrote this review on EW.com. You can watch Watch Mick Jagger’s Q&A press conference here, and buy the DVD on Amazon here.