Bootleg recordings database, specially on The Rolling Stones. (2469 bootleg titles in the database )
Welcome to the bootleg database on The Rolling Stones
The intention of this site is to provide an easy way of searching information about bootleg recordings, specially on The Rolling Stones.
Bootlegs recordings have been around for decades. According to Miles (see source references), for the Rolling Stones it started
just before Christmas of 1969 with the famous "LIVER THAN YOU'LL EVER BE" acetate, released on Lurch Records.
Read more about this story here LIVER ...
With the rapidly development in digital audio and video technology, most people attending a venue today is also able to recording it. There are a very few numbers of venues after 1969 that are not circulating among fans right now, making the number of circulating audience tapes and recordings endless.
This site contains only bootlegs albums and cds that have been examined and are circulating among collectors.
Below is the famous cover picture from the original Bedspring Symphony bootleg with The Rolling Stones in a fish and chip shop on the King's Road, Chelsea.
Special thanks to Fredéric D. in France for his help.
Thanks to all Stones fans that has been contributing to this site in may different ways. Providing nice comments and information about bootlegs. If you have bootleg information that can not be found here. Don't hesitate to drop an e-mail !
There are many sources to the information used on this site in order to list the bootleg recordings, the main references used are:
Felix Aeppli: The Ultimate Guide to The Rolling Stones
Barry Miles: Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Discography. (C) 1980 Omnibuss Press ISBN 0.86001.762.1
HOT WACKS BOOK XI: (C) 1985 Blue Flake Productions, Inc. Ontario, Canada
Chris M. Revelations On The Rolling Stones
ROCKS OFF: Rocks Off - Gazza setlist 1962 - 2006
Nico Zentgraf: THE COMPLETE WORKS WEBSITE
Martin Elliott: COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962 - 2002
Mats Jarl: No Expectations. (No.1 - No.9) Swedish publication (June 1988 - January 1992)
Clinton Heylin: BOOTLEG! THE RISE & FALL OF THE SECRET RECORDING INDUSTRY. Omnibus Press 2003 ISBN 1.84449.151.X
Updated Bootleg list in Alphabetic order with artwork thumbnails and one page per letter.
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Please notice that the Bootlegs database (dbboots) is just for informative purpose. We don't promote nor sell any bootlegs. You can't acquire these recordings from this site in any form.
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