The Rolling Stones and ABKCO Music & Records Inc. have released the official music video for “Child of the Moon,” filmed in 1968. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Let It Be, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, Simon & Garfunkel’s The Concert in Central Park), this surrealist promotional film, which features all five original band members and Emmy Award-winning actress Dame Eileen June Atkins (The Dresser, Gosford Park, The Crown), has been newly restored in both a standard definition color version and a 4K resolution black & white version. Watch “Child of the Moon” original music video directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg (black & white 4K version).
Michael Lindsay-Hogg remembers conceptualizing the music video.
Cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond first met Michael Lindsay-Hogg while shooting titles for the British comedy crime drama Only When I Larf in 1968. Richmond recalls, “Michael said, ‘What are you doing Saturday? I’m going to do something with the Stones. Will you shoot it for me?’ And that was ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.’ That was the Saturday, and the Sunday they went up to a farm near where I used to live in North London, and we did ‘Child of the Moon.’ We put Keith Richards in a tree, which I thought was amazing. At the end of the shoot, Brian Jones came with me and had a few beers at a pub. The waitress recognized him. She said, ‘I’d like an autograph for my daughter.’ He said, ‘Well I’m not a very good person. Are you sure?’”
“Child of the Moon” is part of The Rolling Stones and ABKCO’s ongoing effort to restore and officially release original music videos by the group.
Last July, both versions of the aforementioned “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” were rolled out, followed by “We Love You” in August, both versions of “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” in September, and “2000 Light Years From Home” in November. More Stones music videos restored in 4K are expected to be released later this year.