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The Rolling Stones' 1972 US Tour: Winterland, San Francisco

Geoffrey Cannon, unpublished, June 1972

The Rolling Stones. The last boogie

2019 Update: IN MY sixth year of regular rock writing, I was given a great boost by Jo Bergman and Derek Taylor, both of whom had responsibility for the Rolling Stones 1972 US and Canada 48-show tour. They were both well aware of my enthusiasm for the band. I had reviewed most of the Stones albums since 1968, and they had loved my coverage of the Stones 1971 Round House concert, which appeared in the USA in the Los Angeles Times and Fusion (full version) as well as The Guardian and ZigZag (full version) in the UK, which is in Rock's Backpages. I had become well organised, thanks to one of my secretaries at Radio Times who secretly looked after my rock life. With Mick Jagger's approval they made me one of the journalists officially attached to the tour. I was right up there with Truman Capote, Bill Burroughs and Terry Southern! Or so I thought.

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