Jun 22, 2013 • Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show w/ guest emcee Sam Cutler, tour manager for The Rolling Stones! • 8:00 PM
Video: Satisfaction promo
Infinity Hall is pleased to announce that Sam Cutler, former tour manager for The Rolling Stones, will be our guest emcee for this show! During intermission, Sam will talk about his time with the Stones. He will also be selling his book "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and will answer your questions after the show.
“Satisfaction-The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating their 10th Anniversary in production with over 1600 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.
More about Sam Cutler. Sam was born near London, England in 1943. He is an Honors Graduate in Contemporary History (Open University) and a qualified teacher (University of Cambridge Institute of Education (1963-66).
Sam worked as a production supervisor, stage manager and master of ceremonies on a series of 1960s gigs in the U.K. and Europe with different artists, including Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Alexis Korner, et al. In 1969, he coordinated and acted as master of ceremonies at The Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park London and was subsequently featured in the films Festival Express and Stones In The Park. Following the Hyde Park show, he was asked to be the Stones personal tour manager.
Cutler can be seen in many scenes within the documentary film Gimme Shelter and is heard introducing the band on The Rolling Stones live album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out. He is commonly credited with coining the band’s famous intro, “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World…The Rolling Stones!”.
Throughout his rock and roll career, Cutler was responsible for organizing some of the largest rock and roll shows in history outside of Woodstock, including The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 tour, the Festival Express (a train Tour across Canada), Altamont and Watkins Glen, a concert in upstate New York which featured The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and The Band. At 700,000+ paid admission, Watkins Glen still stands as the largest single paid admission event in rock n roll history.
The infamous Altamont Concert featured a loose amalgamation of The Rolling Stones and various West Coast American bands including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby Stills Nash and Santana.
The Hells Angels were hired as security by The Rolling Stones, on the recommendation of the Grateful Dead. Multiple fights broke out during the concert and by the time the Stones hit the stage, the crowd was especially restless.
While The Rolling Stones were performing "Under My Thumb", a young black man named Meredith Hunter became involved in an altercation with some Hells Angels and drew a revolver. He was stabbed five times and kicked to death. The incident, which took place near the stage, was captured on film, where Cutler can be seen whispering to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, convincing the band to retreat.
Following the concert, The Rolling Stones left for England, leaving Cutler behind to deal with the aftermath. However, Cutler was immediately befriended by Jerry Garcia and hired by the Grateful Dead as their tour manager and booking agent. He went on to become a co-manager of the band with Jon McIntire and David Parker.
During his tenure with the Dead he formed Out of Town Tours. Considered to be the most powerful agency of the day, OTT represented influential artists such as The Grateful Dead, The Band, The Allman Brothers, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Sons of Champlin, Michael Bloomfield, Jesse Colin Young, David Bromberg, Doug Sahm, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and others.
Today Sam Cutler resides in Australia and is touring the world in promotion of his autobiographical novel, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.
Ticket Price: $30, $45