Charlie Is My Darling – lost 1960s Rolling Stones documentary to get official release
It has been around in bootleg form, but essentially, Charlie Is My Darling hasn’t been seen in all its glory since a patchy release around the cinema in the 1960s. That will all change this November.
The ‘lost Rolling Stones movie was a movie record of the band as they toured Ireland in 1965, the first documentary featuring the band, featuring professionally filmed band footage, diary-style discussions with members of the band offstage and footage of the band simply travelling around Ireland, hanging out in hotel rooms and writing songs.
It was originally directed by Peter Whitehead and produced by Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham. In 2012, the movie has been meticulously restored with bonus never-before-seen footage thrown in for good measure. It gets a premiere at The New York Film Festival on Saturday 29 September, followed by a broadcast premiere (not sure where), then a release on DVD, Blu-ray and as a super deluxe box set on 6th November.
No footage available, but here’s the band’s take on Little Red Rooster just for the hell of it…