June 2, 2016
The Rolling Stones solidified themselves as one of rock music’s most popular and important bands when “Get Off Of My Cloud” became their second number one single in the United States.
The Stones now had their own jet for travel and were headlining shows rather than just being a support act.
“Get Off Of My Cloud” reached number one on November 6, 1965 and remained on top of the music world for two weeks.
March 3, 2016
On July 10, 1965, one of the iconic songs in rock and roll history reached the top of the singles chart in the United States.
One of the most famous riffs in music history was born late at night when Keith Richards couldn’t sleep. He kept playing the chords over and over and finally recorded them into a small cassette player. And so “Satisfaction” was born.
Richards never intended for the song to be released as a single. Luckily he was over ruled and it became their first American number one, staying on top for four weeks.
October 28, 2012
The Rolling Stones had formed as a raw rhythm & blues/rock band. Their first United States chart single. “Not Fade Away,” reached number 48 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart during the early summer of 1964. Their follow-up single in the USA, “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)’ peaked at number 24 during the summer of 1964.
It was the first Jagger/Richards composition to be released as the A side of a single. It was still a fairly raw sound but contained elements of their rock sound for which they would become famous. It was also a very early ballad and more would follow as the years passed.
Today it remains notable as the first Stones single to crack the top 40 in the United States.
June 9, 2012
Bill Wyman always had a difficult time getting his music recorded by The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger and Keith Richard were the writers and leaders of the band and The Stones were one of the best and most successful rock bands in music history.
While recording the album THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST, Bill Wyman arrived at the studio not knowing that the session had been canceled. He recorded “In Another Land” with Steve Marriott on guitar, Ronnie Lane providing backing vocals, Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, and Charlie Watts providing the drum work. He sang and played bass.
The song fit in with the album’s music and was included. It was releaseed as a single under his own name, but only reached number number 87 during late 1967. It was an odd and dreamy piece of psychedelic pop that had tough going on AM radio at the time.
When he left the Stones during 1997, he found an outlet for his music with his band The Rhythm Kings.
March 17, 2012
Another of the Stones songs from their funk/disco period that took them away from their rock roots. It proved to he a huge hit reaching number one on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart in the United States.
The song was not as tight as many of the Rolling Stones songs as Mick Jagger and keyboardist Billy Preston added a jam like quality to it.
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE placed the song at number 498 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. I still don’t get it.
March 15, 2012
I reluctantly accepted The Rolling Stones when they travel in a funky direction but the Rolling Stones and disco is just to much.
“Hit Stuff” was released during the summer of 1976 and stalled at number 49 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart in the United States.
Harvey Mandel (of Canned Heat) was under consideration to replace the departed Mick Taylor on guitar and plays the lead guitar part. It wasn’t enough as the pernanent position went to Ron Wood.
March 9, 2012
Where are Smokey Robinson and The Miracles when you need them. They sold over one-million copies of “Going To A Go-Go” during early 1966.
Enter Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones. They included the song on their live album STILL LIFE and then released this live version as a single. One of the poorer singles in their long and distinguished history. They couldn’t play and Mick couldn’t sing this Motown classic.
The only thing that saves this single was the inclusion of a live “Beast Of Burdon” on the B side, which The Stones could play and Mick could sing. If you ever acquire the single, immediately turn it over.