The Rolling Stones

December 9, 2015 • Martyrs', Chicago, IL

They were called “the greatest rock and roll band in the world.”  And not for the reasons you might think.  The stage manager who came up with that epithet to bring on The Rolling Stones during their 1969 tour was doing more than hyping his headliner.  He was also giving this group of British blues and R’n’B fans a kick in the ass to get them to step up and deliver each night.  As he explained it later, “At the beginning, the band was rusty.  In a way, the slogan just made them work harder.  They had to play.  And they did.”