Nov 3, 2020

That One Time John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell Played “Yer Blues”

 

Before supergroups, there was ‘The Dirty Mac‘, a name given by John Lennon to a one-time performance with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell in December 1968.

They played the Lennon Beatles composition “Yer Blues” (from The White Album) for the Rolling Stones’ TV special titled The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

Recorded before a live audience in London, the original Rolling Stones line up performed six Stones classics. The program also included extraordinary performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and The Dirty Mac.

The show was the first time since the formation of the Beatles that Lennon—who was still in the group—had performed in public without them, and the first time he had performed live since the Beatles’ last tour ended in August 1966.

 

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