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Thanks for sharing this history...and especially including the "felonious weed" quote. Another great article by WHG!

We think "Felonious weed" would make a great band name! Thanks for reading and commenting, Hannah Q.!

How about the stones opening for BB King at CSU's Moby Gym?

Good question! In order to keep this article from being too lengthy, we decided to concentrate on the concerts in Denver and Boulder. I do mention the November 7, 1969, concert at CSU, but don't elaborate. The Rocky Mountain News reported that 10,400 young people packed the fieldhouse that evening and were treated to B.B. King and Terry Reid before the Stones took the stage. Rocky Mountain News Music Critic Thomas MacCluskey had the following to say about the show:

The Stones were the Stones. Unchanged. Undiminished. Unbeatable. Mixing their oldies (but goodies) with a number of newies (also goodies), they projected their internationally known sound and personal magnetism back to the far corners of the huge field house....And then there's Mick Jagger. Wow! Better than ever...He's much warmer. Less aloof. More talkative. More responsive to his devotees appreciation of him....Keith's blues playing was especially impressive on "When the Train Left the Station"....The colored effects created by overhead and stage-wing lights as well as distant spotlights enhanced the performance considerably.

Were you at the CSU show in 1969?

Thanks for sharing this timeline of Rolling Stones visits to Denver.
At the 1975 Ft. Collins show, Elton John popped on stage to play piano on a song, and the band had to kick him off after two songs when he wouldn't leave, and didn't know the parts... with the crowd booing him. We all cheered when Billy Preston took over keyboard duties again.

Thanks for sharing that, Paul! I wonder how Sir Elton would react today to such treatment:)

I was there!!! It was awesome

I was there!!! It was awesome

Peter Tosh was also an opening act at the Boulder 1978 show.

Great article, thanks!


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