This Rolling Stones concert, filmed in Texas in 1972 over four nights of the Exile On Main Street U.S. tour, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones premiered at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York on April 15, 1974 and released into selected cinemas across the USA shortly afterwards. It was billed at the time as "...the most powerful rock film ever made" and is considered by many fans to be the finest Rolling Stones performance ever captured on film.
A monumental piece of music history, the film features Rolling Stones classics like Brown Sugar, Midnight Rambler, Tumbling Dice, Street Fighting Man, Jumpin' Jack Flash and more.
The Rolling Stones concert footage appearing in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones was originally filmed in 16mm by Bob Freeze and Steve Gebhardt (Butterfly Films owned by John Lennon) over the course of four shows in Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas. The goal was to show the film in cinemas to transform the moviegoer experience into that of a fan in a 10,000-seat concert arena.
The first screening took place at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre in on April 15, 1974 with extremely limited screenings elsewhere in New York as well as in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles.
The cinema shows sold out with word-of-mouth spreading like wildfire. While The Rolling Stones re-claimed the film masters in the late 1990s, the film never had an official home video or DVD release, and despite massive bootleg demand has rarely been seen since its limited cinema exposure in the mid-seventies. Until now!
Songs Performed in the Rolling Stones Event "Brown Sugar" "Bitch" "Gimme Shelter" "Dead Flowers" "Happy" "Tumbling Dice" "Love in Vain" "Sweet Virginia" "You Can't Always Get What You Want" "All Down the Line" "Midnight Rambler" "Bye Bye Johnny" "Rip This Joint" "Jumping Jack Flash "Street Fighting Man"