Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

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In 1968, the Stones headlined "Rock and Roll Circus," a planned TV special that mated aerialists, fire-eaters, and acrobats with the day's top rock talent. Serving as both the show's hosts and featured attraction, the Stones performed a six-song set which climaxed with singer Mick Jagger writhing like a man possessed through "Sympathy For the Devil." The program also includes performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono, and The Dirty Mac, a supergroup featuring John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Stones chose to keep "Rock and Roll Circus" in the vaults for nearly three decades, making it one of the most elusive of rock artifacts. Songs include "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and "Yer Blues."

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