Thursday, August 30, 2012

Echo Park

Echo Park
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm   Musical Director: Bill Wyman
Running Time: 88 min   Color   Date: 1986

Echo Park is a 1986 comedy-drama film, set in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.The plot follows several aspiring actors, musicians and models where everyone is more than they initially seem...Bill Wyman was musical director
on this film by Robert Dornhelm, also made Wyman´s Digital Dreams

Echo Park Original Soundtrack A&M Records

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Live Aid

Live Aid
Directed by: (...)
Running Time: 16 hrs   Color   Date: 1985

Live Aid was a dual-venue concert organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. The event was held on 13 July 1985, simultaneously at Wembley Stadium, London,and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time, an
estimated global audience of 1.9 billion watched the live broadcast

Mick Jagger & David Bowie:
"Dancing In The Streets" (video premiered during broadcast)

Mick Jagger (with Hall & Oates / Eddie Kendricks / David Ruffin):
"Lonely At The Top", "Just Another Night", "Miss You", "State Of Shock"/"It's Only Rock 'n Roll" (with Tina Turner)

Bob Dylan, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood:
"Ballad of Hollis Brown", "When the Ship Comes In", Blowin' In The Wind"

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Willie & The Poor Boys

Willie & The Poor Boys
Directed by: Eddie Arno/ Mark Innocenti
Running Time: 30 min   Color   Date: 1985

Bill Wyman got a bunch of his friends to play this '50 rockabilly songs by Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Gene Vincent and more. Originally put out on VHS, this is a half-hour show, complete with '50s-dressed young people jitterbugging while the group played on. It included fellow Stones members Ronnie (playing saxophone) and Charlie Watts on drums. On March 11th and 12th 1985, the core members of the band and additional star guests, turned up at the Fulham Town Hall, London to make this film. In between several of the songs are a few very short comedy bits including one with Ringo Starr, plays a janitor sweeping up after the concert. Released on DVD in 2004, with bonus footage

Monday, August 27, 2012


Phenomena (aka. Creepers)
Directed: Dario Argento
Running Time: 110 min   Color   Date: 1985

Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento. An edited version of the film was released in the United States under the title Creepers. A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an
exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders...

There are several soundtrack albums released with different track listings and songs unrelated to the film.
The film's soundtrack features original music by Goblin and Simon Boswell with additional songs by Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Andi Sexgang and Bill Wyman with Terry Tailor.

Bill´s tune is "Valley"; exists a promo film for this song, starring Bill Wyman; but "Valley Bolero", a Wyman cue that appears when Sophie is killed, has not been released on any soundtrack version
(tracks recorded in 1984 in Cookham, England)

Bill Wyman´s "Valley" promo film

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Wild Life

The Wild Life
Directed by: Art Linson
Running Time: 96 min   Color   Date: 1984

The Wild Life is a comedy-drama film, written by Cameron Crowe, an indirect sequel to the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Eighties teen romp...Ronnie Wood appear briefly in film as a refrigerator raider, also plays a Stones cover version, in the original movie soundtrack album released at the time 

The Wild Life Original Soundtrack MCA Records
"IT'S NOT EASY" (Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
Performed by Charlie Sexton with Ron Wood
Produced by Ron Wood for Ratchet Productions, Inc.

In the same year, Ronnie Wood makes a tiny cameo, at an art gallery opening in Andrian
Lyne´s 9 1/2 Weeksan erotic story about a woman, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Video Rewind
Directed by: Julien Temple
Running Time: 60 min   Color   Date: 1984

Video Rewind is a typical collection of videos clips recorded between 1972–1984. using a framing 'story' in a museum late night. Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman introduce clips and some mildly interesting footage of the band tossed in

Midnight Rambler (part only) - ‘Cocksucker Blues’ 1972
She Was Hot - promo 1984/ She's So Cold - promo 1980
Emotional Rescue - mix of both promos 1980
Waiting On A Friend - promo 1981
interview with Richards (Australian TV ‘78)
Satisfaction (part only) - Hampton 1981/ Angie - promo 1973
Brown Sugar - live mix 1972/76/81
footage from ‘Cocksucker Blues’ 1972
Neighbours - promo 1981/ Too Much Blood - promo 1984
It’s Only Rock ’n Roll - promo 1974
interviews with Watts, Richards and Wood (20/20 US TV 1978)
Miss You (part only) - promo 1978
Undercover of the Night - promo 1983 (uncensored version)
Start Me Up - live mix 1981/82 (Hampton 81/ Leeds 82)
interview with Jagger (Memphis ‘78) and archive footage

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bill Wyman Video´45

Bill Wyman Video 45
Directed by: (Sony Music)  Produced by: Bill Wyman
Running Time: (...)   Color   Date: 1984

Originally release in VHS Tape format, includes three solo Wyman clips in the US version; "Si Si Je Suis A Rock Star",
"A New Fashion" and " Come Back Suzanne". The European release has six songs; it also includes "White Lightnin",
"What A Blow" and "Wanna Get Me A Gun"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Digital Dreams

Digital Dreams
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm  Produced by: Bill Wyman
Running Time: 72 min   Color   Date: 1983

Digital Dreams is a surreal account of Bill Wyman's attempts to computerize his life's experiences in spite of his wife's and various acquaintances interference. With some wildest characters starring James Coburn, Patrick Moore, Richard O'Brien and Stanley Unwin, its a must for serious fans of The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman. The outstanding animation of Gerald Scarfe (Pink Floyd's "The Wall" ) added a dream-like atmosphere quality. Includes subtle references to some aspects of Wyman's life
during his time with the Rolling Stones. Charlie Watts, his wife Shirley, Bill's son Stephen and ladyfriend
Astrid are also on this film originally made for TV, released on video and later on DVD also

Ripple Records Original Soundtrack LP

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The ARMS Concert
Directed by: Stanley Dorfman   Produced by: Glyn Johns
Running Time: 60 min   Color   Date: 1983

The ARMS Charity Concerts were a concept by Ronnie Lane, (who had multiple sclerosis) and became a series of charitable rock concerts in support of "Action into Research for Multiple Sclerosis" in 1983. Initially planned to be one event only, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall on September 20, 1983, proved so popular with both the audience and the musicians that a few more concerts in the US were performed, with slightly different line-ups. Two different 60-minute videos were released commercially in 1984, with the proceeds also going to ARMS

Rolling Stone Nº 413 January 1984

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alexis Korner And Friends

Alexis Korner And Friends Live At The Marquee
Directed: Derek Burbidge
Running Time: 55 min   Color   Date: 1983

Recorded live at the Marquee Club, London in April 29, 1983, the second night for the Marquee`25th Anniversary gig, captures the true genius of Korner's talents, and features Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart, Nico Korner and Ruby Turner. Originally recorded for UK TV, this show was released in 2002, with special features included

How Long Blues
Hoochie Coochie Man
Willie's Trick
Mean Fool
Heavy Hearted Blues
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
I'd Rather Go Blind
Blue Monday
Clapping Song

 *Biography & Discography
*The Man & His Music 
  (25-Minute documentary on Alexis Korner)

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Nightingale

Faerie Tale Theatre - The Nightingale
Directed by: Ivan Passer (Showtime/Fox)
Running Time: 54 min   Color   Date: 1983

"Faerie Tale Theatre", a children's show created, produced, and hosted by Shelley Duvall from 1982 to 1987, is one the finest moments in TV. The "Nightingale" is one of the greatest episodes of "Faerie Tale Theatre", featuring great performances and a great and tender musical score. Mick Jagger portrays the powerful, rich emperor of Cathay who calls on a magical
nightingale to bring him love and happiness...

Jagger gets involved writing a film story,  "Blame It On The Night", directed by Gene Taftpremiered
in 1984, starring Nick Mancuso, featuring cameos of Merry Clayton, Billy Preston and Ollie Brown

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Burden Of Dreams

Burden Of Dreams
Directed by: Les Blank
Running Time: 95 min   Color   Date: 1982

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film managed to get made despite problems in production (problems with the weather and the low morale of cast and crew) and film-making (the crew gets caught up in a war between Peru and Ecuador), but also casting problems, losing both Jason Robards (due to wealth problems) and Mick Jagger (other commitments; 1981 US tour!) halfway through shooting

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blues Alive

Blues Alive
Directed by: Lew Dell`Amico
Running Time: 90 min   Color   Date: 1982

Blues Alive is a recording from a concert by John Mayall, at New Jersey's Capitol Theater, on June 1982. His sidemen are Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass and Colin Allen on drums and guests Etta James, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Albert King. Originally released in VHS Tape in 1984, re-released on DVD in 2004 as Jammin' With the Blues Greats

Friday, August 17, 2012

'The Waiting Is Over'

'The Waiting Is Over'
Directed: ( )
Running Time: 50+ min   Color   Date: 1982

Another professional short-tour film, 'The Waiting Is Over', featuring part of the Wembley Stadium show, London,
June 26, 1982. Surely made to be edited by a few selected TV stations to promote the European and UK leg of the
1982 European tour. Including "Tumbling Dice", "She’s So Cold", "Hang Fire", "Miss You", "Honky Tonk 
"Brown Sugar", "Start Me Up", "Jumping Jack Flash"
 and "Satisfaction"

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Let´s Spend The Night Together

Let´s Spend The Night Together
(aka. Rocks Off, Time Is On Our Side)
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Running Time: 95 min   Color   Date: 1981

Let's Spend the Night Together was the live concert film, documenting The Rolling Stones' 1981 North American Tour that somehow made the Rolling Stones the biggest stadium band from 1981 onwards, but in terms of performance, it's quite
boring, and the film itself, is a straightforward retelling of two separate US tour concerts edited together.
Premiered in cinemas around the world in 1982 and 1983

Let's Spend the Night Together is the Stones after they reached legendary status, with their venues and production values bigger and slicker but the quality is stale and forced, making it almost a parody of themselves. Ashby results are as exciting and eye-catching as must have been intended. Filmed at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, November, 5/6, 1981 and at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, December, 13, 1981. It was released in some countries as Holland, Italy, New Zealand and Australia with the alternative title Time Is On Our Side (with backstage footage cut in). The film was released as Rocks Off in Germany in 1982 with slightly different footage and the additional song "When the Whip Comes Down" (following "Under My Thumb") from Sun Devil Stadium.

Track listing:

  1. Under My Thumb (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  2. When The Whip Comes Down (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  3. Let’s Spend The Night Together (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  4. Shattered (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  5. Neighbours (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  6. Black Limousine (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  7. Just My Imagination (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  8. Twenty Flight Rock (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
  9. Let Me Go (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
10. Time Is On My Side (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
11. Beast Of Burden (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
12. Waiting On A Friend (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
13. Going To A Go Go (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
14. You Can’t Always Get (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
15.  Little T & A (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
16. Tumbling Dice (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
17. She’s So Cold (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
18. All Down The Line (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
19. Hang Fire (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
20. Miss You (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
21. Let It Bleed (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
22. Start Me Up (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
23. Honky Tonk Women (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
24. Brown Sugar (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
25. Jumping Jack Flash (Tempe, Arizona) 13.12.81)
26. Satisfaction (East Rutherford, New Jersey 6.11.81)
Filmed at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford,
New Jersey and at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona

Premiere of the movie ‘Rocks Off - The Rolling Stones’, Germany August 1982
Note: Most songs were shortened and some were remixed

Premiere of the movie ‘Time Is On Our Side’
(Italian, Australian and New Zealand version of ‘Rocks Off’), Italy October 1982
Note: Lacking When The Whip Comes Down and having different footage cut in, into 2 songs

Private premiere of the movie ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’, N.Y. January 1983
Note: Lacking When The Whip Comes Down and having different footage cut in, into 3 songs