Monday, July 8, 2013

The Rolling Stones In Louisville 11/14/64

There were not many of us that saw the Rolling Stones at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday November 14 , 1964  They did 2 shows without Brian Jones and were touring behind the album 12 x 5 . I became a fan and have followed them along . 

On that album was 2121 S Michigan Avenue . Yours truly wondered about that and then one  day I figured it out . 
Drop me a note if you know what it is , OK ? 



While the Rolling Stones were very popular , the crowd for the Louisville show was about 300 people in a space for almost 1800 . 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones_2nd_American_Tour_1964

Yesterday , I saw the documentary " Twenty Feet From Stardom ", the Rolling Stones and a fabulous backup singer , Lisa Fisher , are well placed and there are marvelous sounds .
Here she is on Gimme Shelter ( Incredible and it's a live performance )Lyrics at the bottom *



Information about Memorial Auditorium 

The creation of Louisville Memorial Auditorium was the outgrowth of two movements: one for a public auditorium, the other for a memorial to commemorate the deeds of the sons and daughters of Louisville and Jefferson County who served their country in World War I.

The Louisville Memorial Commission was created by the Kentucky Legislature under Chapter 23 of the Acts of 1922 (KRS 97.630 through 97.780) for the purpose of administering the construction, maintenance, preservation and day to day operation of Louisville Memorial Auditorium. The first Louisville Memorial Commission was appointed by Louisville Mayor George Weissinger Smith. The Commission has been directing the operation of Louisville Memorial Auditorium for the benefit of Louisville Metro Government and serving the Louisville community faithfully and continuously since 1922.

Architect of the Greek Revival building was internationally known Thomas Hastings, assisted by Louisville architect Thomas Hutchings. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1929, Louisville Memorial Auditorium was dedicated. Within its walls Louisville’s cultural life flourished.

In 1954, the Louisville Board of Aldermen allocated $170,000 to improve the acoustics. The ceiling was lowered and the side balconies were closed off reducing the seating capacity from 2,349 to 1,742. The end result of this major renovation was dramatically improved sound that our patrons still experience today in our “acoustically perfect” theater.

Louisville Memorial Auditorium has two features which make it unique throughout the world. Louisville Memorial Auditorium is home of the World’s Largest Pilcher organ. This historic four-manual instrument with 5,288 pipes is still playing wonderful music today, just as it has been doing since 1929. Louisville Memorial Auditorium is also home to 144 World-Famous flags. These historic flags from World War I and World War II are proudly displayed in 6 beautifully lit flag cases along our carpeted hallway.

Louisville Memorial Auditorium has been designated a Louisville Landmark by the Louisville Landmarks Commission and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
*Songwriters: JAGGER, MICK / RICHARDS, KEITH     
Gimme Shelter lyrics © ABKCO Music Inc.
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

The floods is threat'ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

1 comment:

  1. Anybody want to comment on what 2120 S Michigan ave is named for ?

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