Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas '75
July 23, 1975
Guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performs live at Chicago Stadium during the band's "Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas '75".
This was the Stones first tour with new guitarist Ronnie Wood, after Mick Taylor left the band. The Stones, with their usual act freshly aided by theatrical stage props including a giant inflatable phallus (nicknamed 'Tired Grandfather' by the band, since it sometimes malfunctioned) and, at the Chicago shows, an unfolding lotus flower-shaped stage that Charlie Watts had conceived.
The band was composed of Mick Jagger - vocals, guitar, harmonica, Keith Richards - guitar, vocals, Bill Wyman - bass guitar, and Charlie Watts - drums, percussion.
Additional musicians included: Ronnie Wood - guitar, backing vocals, Ian Stewart - piano, Billy Preston - keyboards, vocals and Ollie Brown - percussion.