The Rolling Stones topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time when “Paint It Black” reached number one on June 11, 1966, for a two week stay.
It was and remains one of the more ominous songs in their catalogue. What really made the song unique, hover, was the use of a sitar buy Brian Jones as the lead instrument. It was a fusion of western rock with eastern music.
Jagger and Richard were now producing more original material, which in turn would allow The Rolling Stones to assume the title of the world’s greatest rock and roll band.