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Rolling through reviews of Stones' shows since 1966

When the Rolling Stones arrived in Buffalo in 1966 for a show at Memorial Auditorium, the show seemed secondary to the fear of a riot. Because you know ... the screaming, and the hair, and the gyrations. And that MUSIC. Is that what the kids call music?

Obviously, things have changed in almost 50 years. The dangerous bad boys of rock 'n' roll will be on the receiving end of a lovefest Saturday night at the Ralph that will be the opposite of what they experienced then.

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The News has been there each time the Stones hit town since '66: twice in 1975, 1978, 1981 and 1997. Our reviews, just like the Stones, have evolved over the decades. See for yourself.

1966 review:

The News' review of The Stones' visit in 1966.

The News' review of The Stones' visit in 1966. Click to see a bigger image.

Review from The Stones' first stop in 1975:

The News' review of The Stones' first 1975 visit, on June 16.

The News' review of The Stones' first 1975 visit, on June 16. Click for a larger image.

Review from The Stones' second stop in 1975:

The News' review from The Rolling Stones' second visit in 1975, on Aug. 9.

The News' review from The Rolling Stones' second visit in 1971, on Aug. 9. Click for a larger image.

The News' review from The Stones' visit in 1978:

The News' review from The Stones' visit in July 1978.

The News' review from The Stones' visit in July 1978. Click for a larger image.

The News' review of The Stones' show in 1981:

The News' review of The Stones from 1981.

The News' review of The Stones from 1981. Click for a larger image.

Part I of The News' review of The Stones' 1997 concert:

Part I of The News' review from The Stones' 1997 visit. Click for a larger image.

Part I of The News' review from The Stones' 1997 visit. Click for a larger image.

And Part II...

Part II of The News' review of The Rolling Stones' 1997 concert. Click for a larger image.

Part II of The News' review of The Rolling Stones' 1997 concert. Click for a larger image.

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