The Straits Times
Published on Oct 06, 2012

Fans, filmgoers get look at vintage Rolling Stones


(REUTERS) - Fans celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary get a never-before-seen look at the band on tour in 1965 with a new film revealing the young musicians chased by crazed fans, poking fun at musical rivals and playing raw versions of songs that would become legend.

The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling - Ireland 1965, premiered at the New York Film Festival held this week, featuring painstakingly restored footage from a hand-held camera of the band's two-day journey to Belfast and Dublin.

Shot in the wake of the release of A Hard Day's Night with its close-up look at the Beatles, the filming was an effort to get the Rolling Stones used to being followed around by a camera, said producer Robin Klein. It was shot by filmmaker Peter Whitehead.

"They didn't know what they were going to do with it at the time," she told reporters at the festival, which like the Stones is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. "It was just to have them in front of the camera."