Tag Archives: Mick Jagger

Gone Roeg

This week we lost the cinematic master, Nicolas Roeg. The British auteur practically defined cinematic counterculture in the 1970s and his groundbreaking filmography includes David Bowie’s turned as a lonely alien in The Man Who Fell To Earth, Donald Sutherland’s searing, anguished performance in the unforgettable Don’t Look Now, and the mysterious parable of Walkabout. [...]

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Jones Jones

A few years ago I stumbled across this biopic about The Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones: Stoned tells the story about the British rockers with an eye on their multi-instrumentalist and original leader. Before Mick and Keith became the Glimmer Twins, The Rolling Stones were Brian’s band. The story goes that Brian got deep into [...]

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Miles on Burroughs

British author Barry Miles is a prolific chronicler of the counterculture. He’s authored books about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and the Ramones. The Beat Hotel is the definitive account of the Beat Generation in Paris and his coffee table volume Hippie captures 60′s flower power in full color. Miles’ 1993 biography [...]

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Life with Keith Richards

Inside the dust jacket of his new book, Keith Richards has left an inscription: “This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven’t forgotten any of it. Thanks and praises, Keith Richards” Perhaps the most highly-anticipated rock autobiography ever, Life is the most detailed account we have yet of the life of the legendary [...]

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Donald Cammell: Performance of a Lifetime

Even if you are a die-hard fan of outre, counter-cultural cinema, you might not leap to attention at the mention of the name Donald Cammell. A painting prodigy as a young man, Cammell was making a living with his brushes by the age of 19. Having built the foundations of a lucrative portrait painting career, [...]

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