The Rolling Stones released the LP “Let It Bleed” on Dec. 5, 1969. It was their …

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The Rolling Stones released the LP “Let It Bleed” on Dec. 5, 1969. It was their eighth British and tenth American album. Released shortly after the band’s 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968’s Beggars Banquet and the last album by the band to feature Brian Jones as well as the first to feature Mick Taylor.

The track listing on the back of the album jacket did not follow the one on the album itself. The cover’s designer altered it purely for visual reasons; the correct order was shown on the record’s label. Additionally, “Gimme Shelter” is rendered as “Gimmie Shelter” on the jacket.

All songs were written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Love in Vain” which was written by Robert Johnson. Early US editions of the album credit the song to Woody Payne, a pseudonym used by a music publisher of the songs of Robert Johnson.

The record came out in time for Christmas in ’69. Any of you remember getting it as a present that year?

Happy 48th Birthday to “Let It Bleed”!! Did you ever notice the little musician figures on top of the cake?




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