Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (1968)

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Easily the greatest lost rock film of the 60s, Rock & Roll Circus is a freewheeling, psychedelic carnival of acrobats, fire-breathers, and pure rock & roll, featuring The Rolling Stones, The Who, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and Jethro Tull.

The film features the Stones (with Brian Jones, in his last on-camera appearance) ripping through Jumpin' Jack FlashSympathy For The DevilYou Can't Always Get What You Want and others, while Lennon, Yoko, and Clapton deliver a stunning Yer Blues.

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rock&rollcircus2Filmed on 11 December 1968, Rock & Roll Circus was originally intended for British television.

The Rolling Stones
Marianne Faithfull
The Who
John Lennon
Yoko Ono
Eric Clapton
Taj Mahal
Jethro Tull

Director
Michael Lindsay-Hogg