Rock‘n’roll is here to stay!
Marseille and the Rolling Stones… A story that kicked off in defiantly rock’n’roll style! In March 1966, after a gig in Paris, the Stones went on the road to Marseille. It was their first concert in France outside the capital. At the time, the band were rising stars, but not yet a legend. The organisation that day left much to be desired. The Stones were playing at Salle Vallier, where two concerts were scheduled one after the other. But after the first concert, many of the rowdy up fans didn’t leave as planned. The room was packed solid. Result: the bay windows were smashed and the venue trashed. And the cherry on the cake, Mick Jagger, the group’s iconic singer, was hit in the face with a chair and taken to hospital to have stitches in his brow bone. Welcome to Marseille!