Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Waiting on a Friend
Ed. Note: Okay, so I assume everyone knows this, but just in case...
When I first moved to the East Village I spent most of my time at Downtown Beirut (best jukebox ever) and St. Marks Bar & Grill. I had been here maybe six months when I found myself chatting about the mural on the back wall at St. Marks, and how the Rolling Stones had filmed their video for Waiting on a Friend on St. Marks Place and in the bar itself, and how the band actually played a set in the bar. I tried to pretend it was old news, but I'm a terrible liar.
"Wait, you did know that, right?"
Waiting on a Friend video (filmed July 21, 1981, according to the Rolling Stones database).
While researching this post, I learned something I hadn't heard before. The video was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, an early director of musical promo films (that came to be known as videos), whose credits include an extensive library of film, video, and television work, including the iconic video for the Beatles "Hey Jude."
find more here.
There's plenty of other web content about this video shoot along St. Marks between First and A (as was the cover of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album, which everyone knows already, of course, right?), so I'll just direct you to Google for more info.
Or visit EV Grieve for info on the recent fire at the Physical Graffiti buildings.