The Rolling Stones in its early days: from left, Brian...

The Rolling Stones in its early days: from left, Brian Jones (1942-1969), Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on Jan. 17, 1964. Credit: Getty Images, 1964

Hearken ye Rolling Stones fans — a major film on arguably the greatest rock and roll band in history will air Nov. 15 on HBO. This should be a marquee event, if you believe some of the hype out of the recent press tour (I do). Lots of exclusive material, clips, never-before-seen material, and the boys in all their glory. This is one of those can't-miss-it shows.

Directed by Brett Morgen -- "The Kid Stays in the Picture," "Chicago 10" -- HBO says the film, entitled “Crossfire Hurricane” (good name!) will give “the audience an intimate insight, for the first time, into exactly what it’s like to be part of the Rolling Stones, as they overcame denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors. It’s the backstage pass to outdo them all. The odyssey includes film from the Stones’ initial road trips and first controversies as they became the anti-Beatles, the group despised by authority because they connected and communicated with their own generation as no one else ever had. “When we got together,” says [Bill] Wyman, “something magical happened, and no one could ever copy that.”

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