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Live on David Frost EP – The Rolling Stones

June 21, 2021

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  1. Introduction
  2. Sympathy For The Devil (Jagger/Richards)


3. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Jagger/Richards)

4. Honky Tonk Women (Jagger/Richards)

Recording Details

Side One

Tracks 1 and 2 ‘Frost On Saturday’ broadcast by LWT November 29th 1968

Side Two

Tracks 3 and 4 David Frost Show (US TV) recorded on June 16th 1969, broadcast July 7th 1 (Track 3) and August 21st (Track 4)


Mick Jagger – vocals

Keith Richards – guitar, vocals, percussion

Mick Taylor – guitar (tracks 3 & 4)

Bill Wyman – bass, percussion

Charlie Watts – drums

Brian Jones – organ, percussion (track 2)

Rocky Dijon – percussion (track 2)


The years 1968 and 1969 were turbulent years for society in general and the Rolling Stones in particular. Having decided that the psychedelia of 1967’s Their Satanic Majesties Request was not a good look, Keith Richards went back to his roots for the highly acoustic Beggars Banquet LP. Lead track Sympathy For The Devil made its world debut on David Frost’s primetime TV programme to a mixed reaction: Loog would have been pleased that ‘angry viewers swamped London Weekend Television switchboards’ (Sunday Express.) It was the last time in his life that Brian Jones would be seen on stage with the Stones: he can be glimpsed playing keyboards, and percussion on the opening verses. When the Stones recorded You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Honky Tonk Women for Frost the following year Jones was gone, replaced by Mick Taylor. For all these tracks Jagger sang over a pre-recorded backing track: Sympathy also benefitted from some additional Richards’ guitar parts.

Sleevenotes: Mr. Jimmy


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