On the night of July 9, 1978, there were a couple of cool shows happening in Chi…

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On the night of July 9, 1978, there were a couple of cool shows happening in Chicago. The Rolling Stones played in front of almost 80,000 people at Soldier Field and up on the North Side, Muddy Waters was playing at a 700 seat club called The Quiet Knight. Also at the club were Willie Dixon and Pinetop Perkins.

Just after Muddy had finished his set, the people who were there were told that if they had to leave in the next hour or so, they had to leave now as the doors were going to be locked and no one was coming in or going out. They didn’t want word getting out of what was about to happen.

Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts came on stage for a jam session with Muddy. Willie Dixon joined in. The jam / set ended with Mick and Muddy switching off on vocals on “Got My Mojo Workin'”.

The idea of locking the doors so word didn’t get out could never happen these days. 40 years ago tonight, The Quiet Knight did not live up to it’s name.

Yeah, ‘way back’ machine moment…..




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