A portion of this clip of a 6.3.64 Rolling Stones appearance on The Hollywood Palace is used in David Chase‘s Not Fade Away (Paramount Vantage, 12.21), which I saw yesterday. There was no cooler guy in the late 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s than Dean Martin, but he suddenly became an asshole in the wake of the 1964 British invasion, making cheap boozy cracks like an old-school fuddy duddy.
Here’s a 3.16.12 post by Rich Kienzle:
“It’s easy to forget how revolutionary the Stones were in, say, 1964. But here’s an example that just about anyone can relate to. It was still the Mad Men era in those days, Beatle haircuts got kids thrown out of school and music that could (and is) played in churches nowadays was considered subversive and sick.
“The Stones’ music, both the hardcore blues aspects and the blues-based rock, was too authentically black-sounding for white picket fence, white bread Mainstream America. Hell, parents were only beginning to cope with the less threatening Beatles.
“The Hollywood Palace, taped in an LA theater, was produced by old-school showbiz types who had little truck with this whole youth movement, preferring instead to present the old farts of showbiz (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, etc.) and the young farts who followed in their footsteps. The Stones, no less controversial in England than they were here, were anathema to all that.
“Ironically, Dino’s kids came to the rehearsals for the telecast to get the Stones’ autographs, according to then-bassist Bill Wyman.”