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The Rolling Stones’ 60th birthday will be celebrated with a series of shows on the BBC

The four-part film is called My Life As A Rolling Stone and will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this summer

The Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary will be celebrated with a series of shows on the BBC
The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary will be celebrated with a series of shows on the BBC

The BBC will celebrate 60 years of Rolling Stones with a range of programs including a new four-part film.

The series, entitled ‘My Life As A Rolling Stone’, will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in the summer as part of the company’s programming across TV, radio and digital platforms to pay tribute to the band.

The four hour-long films will each be an “intimate portrait” of Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts, and will provide “unmatched access to and re-filmed interviews” with the band.

plus interviews with the likes of American singer PP Arnold, Chrissie Hynde, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Sir Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

Drummer Watts died in August 2021 and his story is told through tributes from band members, musical colleagues and admirers, as well as archival interviews of the revered musician, the BBC said.







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Unseen footage, exclusive stories, and new and archival footage and interviews will also be featured in the films.

Rolling Stones manager Joyce Smyth said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 60 years of The Rolling Stones with these four films, which will give fans around the world a new and fascinating look at the band.”

In addition to the new series, a curated collection of Rolling Stones concerts and documentaries will be available on iPlayer over the summer.

A world exclusive two-hour audio documentary, Rolling With The Stones, is also broadcast on BBC Radio 2.







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Lorna Clarke, Controller of Popular Music at the BBC, said: “What better year for the BBC in its centenary year to pay tribute and celebrate one of the world’s greatest rock groups in their 60th anniversary year.

“The Rolling Stones have been ambassadors of great British rock ‘n’ roll for decades and are loved around the world, so I am delighted that the BBC can bring this very special season of programming, including the world exclusive TV series , to our audiences .”

The band embarks on their SIXTY Tour this summer, which will consist of 14 shows in 10 countries across Europe, kicking off in Madrid on June 1st.

The Stones also return to their homeland with a concert at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium and two shows at BTS Hyde Park in London.







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The SIXTY tour will feature a number of classic Stones songs such as Gimme Shelter, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

When the dates were announced guitarist Keith Richards said: “Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the wait is over.

“I’ve always said the best place for rock ‘n’ roll is to be on stage with the Stones and this year is very special. Looking forward to rehearsing with Mick and Ronnie and some friends, the wheels are in motion.

See you soon.”

Bassist Ronnie Wood added: “Looking out at the sea of ​​people when we play in Europe all I can see is smiles. It’s heartwarming and I’m glad we make people happy every time we play live. I can’t wait to get on this brand new stage with the guys and have fun.”

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