August 21: Watch Rolling Stones at Knebworth 1976

The Rolling Stones ended their European tour in 1976 at the third Knebworth festival August 21. It was filmed and has been heavily bootlegged. The picture quality is so and so, but the sound is terrific.

As the lights went up, Jagger stepped forward, “Thanks for waiting . . . ” and suddenly they were into “Satisfaction” – the anthem of mid-Sixties disaffection and anger. Jagger set off on a martial strut down the curving tongue, left arm outstretched, body bending and twisting from the waist, lights playing on a blue leather jacket, green pants and flashing off his rhinestone-studded vest and diamanté armlets; a long multicolored silken scarf around his neck, and on his head a silver tinsel contraption – a mockery of a crown – which he dispatched to the side of the stage almost immediately.
– Rolling Stone Magazine (great article)

It’s a show well worth having, It’s interesting to see how a show that were slated by the critics at the time, now is considered a very fine concert…time does wait for someone. I found some great videos and a youtube audio (the entire show) for you to sink into.


Hot Stuff


Little Red Rooster

Some famous people in the audience that day:

mccartney gilmore

Street Fighting Man

Route 66

Full show, audio


  1. Satisfaction
  2. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
  3. If You Can’t Rock Me
  4. Get Off My Cloud
  5. Hand Of Fate
  6. Around And Around
  7. Little Red Rooster
  8. Stray Cat Blues
  9. Hey Negrita
  10. Hot Stuff
  11. Fool To Cry
  12. Star Star
  13. Let’s Spend the Night Together
  14. You Gotta Move
  15. You Can’t Always Get What You Want;
  16. Dead Flowers
  17. Route 66;
  18. Wild Horses
  19. Honky Tonk Women ~~ Country Honk Tease
  20. Tumbling Dice
  21. Happy
  22. Nothing From Nothing
  23. Outta Space
  24. Midnight Rambler
  25. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
  26. Brown Sugar
  27. Rip This Joint
  28. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  29. Street Fighting Man


Here are 14 of the songs from a video release, ‘The Best of Knebworth’, not top quality, but worth seeing none the less:

track list:
01. Around And Around
02. Stray Cat Blues (incomplete)
03. Hot Stuff
04. Fool To Cry (incomplete)
05. Let’s Spend The Night Toghether (incomplete)
06. You Gotta Move
07. Little Red Rooster
08. Star Star (Starfucker)
09. Route 66
10. Honky Tonk Woman
11. Tumbling Dice
12. Midnight Rambler
13. Jumping Jack Flas (incomplete)
14. Street Fighthing Man

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-Hallgeir & Egil