Great Moments in Vinyl plays tribute to The Rolling Stones...again!

February 3, 2017 • Martyrs', Chicago, IL

Great Moments in Vinyl packed the house at Martyrs’ with our tribute to two classic Rolling Stones albums at the beginning of December.  So we’ve decided to make a roomful of music fans very happy once again with two more Rolling Stones faves.

The Stones began their career with the intention of becoming the best blues band in Britain.  But by the mid-’60s they found themselves at the top of the pop charts instead.  When the fad of psychedelia swept through the music world, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the rest of the band dutifully followed suit. 

It turned out that trippy lyrics and even trippier music wasn’t a good fit, and the Stones' reign at the top appeared to be coming to an end.  Instead of calling it a day, the Stones got their bearings and charted a new direction for their music marrying their roots in the blues to the driving rhythms of rock and roll and serving it up with plenty of edge and attitude.  The end result?  Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed, the first two in a string of albums the Stones released that are still considered the most memorable in rock.