Before it served as the setting to for Romantic Comedies, like the 1994 film Only You and 2003’s Under the Tuscan Sun, or was home to singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips in the ’70s, or the place where The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote “Midnight Rambler,” or it became the must-visit destination frequented by some of today’s most paparazzi-stalked celebrities like; Beyonce and Jay-Z, George and Amal Clooney, and Julia Roberts, Positano was, simply, the little cliffside fishing village embedded into the hills of Campania, Italy.
Situated on the Amalfi Coast, the “vertical town” enjoys everything a vacationer could ever hope for: immediate access to the glittering waters of the Salerno Gulf, boutique- and cafe-lined streets, and Beaches—so many beaches. And when Jayne Mansfield and her family stopped by the idyllic village in the ’60s, she took full advantage of the latter in a playful two-piece. For your upcoming trip to Positano, you’d do well to do the same—shop CR‘s beach-ready list of bikinis, sunglasses, and sandals, below.
Mick Jagger in Positano with Jade and Bianca Jagger
Andy Warhol and Friedns 1973
The lyrics take the point of view of a roaming rapist/murderer; some of the words are reportedly quotes from Albert DeSalvo´s confession to the Boston Strangler´s crimes. Keith Richards has called the number “a Blues Opera”.
The studio version of the track (which runs six minutes and fifty-three seconds) was recorded in early 1969 at London´s Olympic Sound Studios. Jagger performs vocals and harmonica, while Richards plays all the guitars on the track, using standard tuning for the main guitars and open-E tuning for the slide. Bill Wyman plays bass and Charlie Watts drums; multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones is credited on congas, but is inaudible on the released version.
The Rolling Stones debuted “Midnight Rambler” on stage on 5 July 1969 and performed it regularly in concert through 1976; performances frequently included Jagger crawling around and lashing the stage with his belt. One notable 1969 performance (running just over nine minutes) was captured for the 1970 album Get Yer Ya-Ya´s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert and was re-released on the 1971 compilation album Hot Rocks. This rendition features guitarist Mick Taylor in addition to Jagger, Richards, Wyman and Watts, while versions from 1975 onward feature Ronnie Wood instead of Taylor. “Midnight Rambler” returned to the Stones stage repertoire in 1989 and has remained a powerful concert favourite ever since. The rendition featured in the Stones´ 2003 concert film Four Flicks runs about twelve minutes.
MICK in POSITANO
Jane Mansfield in POSITANO
The Summer He Wrote
with KEITH RICHARDS
of The ROLLING STONES
The ROLLING STONES
“LET IT BLEED”
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER (Written in Positano) …. GIMMIE SHELTER
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
Mick Jagger and Keit Richards
RUDOLF NUREYEV Private Island
Positano, the queen of the Amalfi Coast, visited by sea, make you discover a magical atmosphere of: the world-famous Emerald Grotto ( only 5 miles away and, just after passing by Sophia Loren’s villa and the Arco of Baci Perugina) the little beaches of Fornillo and Tordigliano, and the splendid view of Li galli and Capri.
From EUR 220,000 per week exclusive for 12 guests. Staff, service, catering and a yacht for guests are included
Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Amalfi Island can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in 6 bedrooms in the main house, decorated by Rudolf Nureyev as well as in the tower building.
Dine al Fresco