The Dirty Mac: Supergroup With John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards
In terms of "super groups", I think we all can agree that the Traveling Wilburys are tops. There are some that are part of my lifetime (like Temple of the Dog and Oysterhead) and plenty of them from way before my life including CSNY and Cream. Rolling Stone has a pretty good list here.
The reason I bring it up is that I've come across a new (to me) supergroup: The Dirty Mac.
Like all of you Google Music users, I've had to make the (TERRIBLE) migration to YouTube Music. Can I tell you how much I dislike YouTube Music? It, umm, feels like they don't really care if anyone uses the service. But, on there, I came across this Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus video of "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Neat version, cool video. But, at the bottom of the description there's this little nugget:
"The program also includes extraordinary performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono, and The Dirty Mac. A ‘supergroup’ before the term had even been coined, the band was comprised of Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Keith Richards (bass), Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (drums), and John Lennon on guitar and vocals."
What the what? There's a John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards (and some other guy) supergroup called The Dirty Mac? Sure enough, there's a video of them playing Yer Blues on that same stage:
|Screenshot via Wikipedia entry on The Dirty Mac here.|