In September 1965, The Rolling Stones did four shows in Ireland with a film crew in tow. The resulting footage became Charlie Is My Darling, a documentary that has rarely been seen and has never been widely circulated. Friday, this revealing piece of history was shown in New York, followed by a Q-and-A with the band's first manager and producer, Andrew Loog Oldham.
What's remarkable about the hour-long Charlie Is My Darling -- shot just as "Satisfaction" matched its American success by topping the British charts -- is how lively and playful the young band was, and how wild their audiences were. One of the concerts, which lean heavily on the blues and R&B covers which launched the band's career, ends abruptly as they're chased from the stage by overzealous fans.