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Encyclopedia > Cocksucker Blues
Cocksucker Blues
Directed by Robert Frank
Produced by Marshall Chess
Starring The Rolling Stones
Dick Cavett
Lee Radziwill
Truman Capote
Tina Turner
Stevie Wonder
Andy Warhol
Bianca Jagger
Music by The Rolling Stones
Editing by Robert Frank
Paul Justman
Susan Steinberg
Release date(s) n/a
Running time 93 min
Country USA
Language English
IMDb profile

Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones' North American tour in 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main Street. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Robert Franks noted book, The Americans (1958) Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924), born in Zürich, Switzerland, is an important figure in American photography and film. ... Marshall Chess Marshall Chess (born 13 March 1942, Chicago, Illinois-) is the son and nephew of the founders of Chess Records, the Chicago based independent record label that first recorded an unprecedented list of African-American, blues and early rock and roll artists such as: Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Little... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield Radziwiłł Ross (born March 3, 1933 in Southampton, New York) is an American socialite, public relations executive, and former actress, best known as Lee Radziwill. ... Truman Capote (pronounced ) (30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987) was an American artist who became a central figure in the movement known as pop art. ... Bianca Jagger at the Dropping Knowledge projects Table of Free Voices in Berlin, September 2006 Bianca Jagger (born Bianca Pérez Morena de Macías on May 2, 1950, in Managua, Nicaragua) is a social and human rights advocate. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Robert Franks noted book, The Americans (1958) Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924), born in Zürich, Switzerland, is an important figure in American photography and film. ... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... Exile on Main Street is a 1972 (see 1972 in music) album by the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones. ...


There was much anticipation for the band's arrival, with them having not visited the United States since the 1969 disaster at Altamont Free Concert, in which a fan, Meredith Hunter, was stabbed and beaten to death by Hells Angels. The tour fulfilled its promise of tremendous rock and roll performances on stage. Behind the scenes, the tour embodied debauchery, lewdness and hedonism. // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Promotional poster for concert. ... Meredith Hunter Meredith Hunter (October 24, 1951 – December 6, 1969) was stabbed to death directly in front of the stage at the Altamont Speedway rock festival during the Rolling Stones performance. ... Hells Angels New York City The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a world-wide motorcycle club for Harley-Davidson riders only. ... This article does not cite any sources. ...


The film was shot cinéma vérité, with several cameras with plenty of film left lying around for anyone in the entourage to pick up and start shooting. This allowed the film's audience to witness backstage parties, drug use, roadie antics, fey artists and the Stones with their defenses down. This article is about filmmaking. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Gay slang in linguistics refers to a form of English slang used predominantly among LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people. ...


"Cocksucker Blues" was the title of a song Mick Jagger wrote to be the Stones' final single for Decca Records, as per their contract. Its context and language was chosen specifically to anger Decca executives. The track was refused by Decca and only released later on a West German compilation in 1983, although the compilation was discontinued and re-released without the song. [1] Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ...


The film itself is under a court order which forbids it from being shown unless the director is physically present. This ruling stems from the conflict that arose when the band, which had commissioned the film, decided that its content was inappropriate and didn't want it shown. The director felt otherwise and thus the ruling. However, bootleg copies of the film are available. It has somewhat of a popular aura surrounding it around fellow rockers, such as Marilyn Manson who mentioned viewing it and seeing his living room in it (parts of it were filmed at the Mary Astor House, on Appian Way in Laurel Canyon where Manson has resided since late 1997). An assortment of bootleg recordings A bootleg recording (or simply bootleg or boot) is an audio and/or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist, or under other legal authority. ... Marilyn Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner ) is the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson. ... Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California is a canyon neighborhood, like Topanga Canyon, so its very oriented to the main canyon street, Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ...


Pop culture

  • The Canadian rock band Sloan, parodied the airplane scene where The Stones are jamming, and the roadies are being overly friendly with female groupies, at the end of their music video for their song "She Says What She Means", from 1998's "Navy Blues" record. Though during the commentary for this song, on the dvd of Sloan's singles compilation "A-Sides Win", Chris Murphy, the band's bass player and one of many singers, does not reveal the name of the film possibly for legal reasons or to let the fans figure it out on their own.
  • In Don DeLillo's novel Underworld, the third major section is titled "Cocksucker Blues". In it, one of the novel's main characters views the film.

Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ... Underworld is a novel written in 1997 by Don DeLillo. ...

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Cocksucker Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones' North American tour in 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main Street.
There was much anticipation for the band's arrival, with them having not visited the United States since the 1969 disaster at Altamont Free Concert, in which a fan, Meredith Hunter, was stabbed and beaten to death by Hells Angels.
"Cocksucker Blues" was the title of a song Mick Jagger wrote to be the Stones' final single for Decca Records, as per their contract.
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