Rolling Stones live at the El Mocambo!
It's only rock 'n' roll but we like it! For nearly 40 years, Mick and the boys have had a torrid love affair with Toronto. From secret rehearsals and club gigs, to Keith Richards' heroin bust in 1977 and partying with Margaret Trudeau, the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band has called Toronto its home-away-from-home, and delivered the one thing they're famous for: Satisfaction. Ladies and gentlemen... The Rolling Stones.
• "In a place like the El Mocambo, you can hear the band — and more important, we can hear the band — as it's actually sounding. And we weren't just getting the power of the band through the monitor, you know. I could hear Charlie's bass drum through my spine." — Keith Richard, Rolling Stone, 1977.
• The El Mocambo closed in November 2001. It reopened in late 2002.
Program: The Great Canadian Gold Rush
Broadcast Date: March 4, 1978
Guest(s): Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Host: Terry David Mulligan
Reporter: Juan Rodriquez
Last updated: July 13, 2012
Page consulted on September 8, 2014
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