ROLLING STONES: Charlie's Ringo Moment
The Rolling Stones' first film is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday.
One of two films on The Rolling Stones hits stores this Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray. In September 1965, they did four shows in Ireland with a film crew in tow. The resulting footage became Charlie Is My Darling, a documentary that has rarely been seen and has never been widely circulated.
It was put together by their first manager and producer, Andrew Loog Oldham, who tells us his goal in making it was two-fold. "I wanted to get Mick and Keith in the mood for going and seeing film people to make a real film. The second reason was to get an idea of how did the camera love them off-stage." In Oldham's opinion, the camera fell in love with drummer Charlie Watts, which is why he named the film Charlie Is My Darling.
On November 15th, the Stones' documentary Crossfire Hurricane will premiere on HBO and it contains a lot of footage from Charlie Is My Darling.