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13 Nov 1964, Decca Records released The Rolling Stones’ . Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios inSee More Chicago. The single was a No.1 hit in the UK and remains the only time a blues song has […]

11 Nov 1983, Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show The Tube to defend the video to The Rolling Stones latest single ‘Undercover Of The Night’ which had been banned by the Independent Broadcasting Authority.See More The Tube aired the video, minus the scene where Mick was shot through the head. The single peaked […]

26 Oct 1962, The Rolling Stones (known as The Rollin’ Stones), and consisting of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman recorded their first demo tape at CurlySee More Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs, Jimmy Reed’s ‘Close Together’, Bo Diddley’s ‘You Cant Judge A Book […]

Happy 84th birthday to Bill Wyman, born on 24 Oct 1936, bass, The Rolling Stones (1969 UK & US No.1 single ‘Honky Tonk Women’, and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 ‘Je Suis Un Rock Star’). Now tours with his backing band, […]

7 Oct 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London. The song which was primarily written by Paul McCartney, was finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking…. More […]

31 Aug 1968, Decca Records released what has been called The Rolling Stones most political song, 'Street Fighting Man', written after Mick Jagger attended a March 1968 anti-war rally at London's US embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000. The single was kept out of the US Top 40 (reaching […]

23 Aug 1969, The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women’ the group’s fifth US No.1. The song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Matao, Sao Paulo. https://youtu.be/b0iLSCgMjvE […]

15 July 1978, The Rolling Stones started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Some Girls the group's seventh US No.1 album. The cover designed by Peter Corriston, featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, […]

12 July 1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig, the equivalent of £330 in 2010. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/the-very-hard-rolling-sto…/ The […]

10 July 1965, The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction' the group's first chart-topper there. In the UK, the song was initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/i-cant-get-no-satisfaction/ The Rolling Stones – […]


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