Youtube find of the day: the Dirty Mac

Probably not anything new to some people, particularly older cats, but we find this quite extraordinary: one-time English supergroup The Dirty Mac, consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell (of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) that Lennon put together for The Rolling Stones’ TV special, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, which has a fascinating history in its own right.

Seeing Lennon and Jagger banter amiably before the group dives into the Lennon-penned “Yer Blues” is a bit like seeing De Niro and Pacino on screen together for the first time. Clapton and Richards then performing alongside Lennon (with Richards on bass) only ramps up the surreal (and awesome) factor.

– Gyro

~ by velofinds on November 5, 2009.