Music Diary – 6th December

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 6th December!

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)

The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet (1968)

On the 6th December 1968 the legendary Rolling Stones album „Beggars Banquet“ was released by Decca Records (UK) and London Records (USA). The ten songs were recorded between March and July 1968 at the Olympic Studios in London and marked for The Rolling Stones the return to the Rock sounds after the psychedelic LP „Their Satanic Majesties Request“ (1967).

Jimmy Miller produced all tracks and he remembers about the difficulties of working with Brian Jones during the sessions:
„He shows up occasionally when he was in the mood to play, and he could never really be relied on: When he would show up at a session – let’s say he had just bought a sitar that day, he’d feel like playing it, so he’d look in his calendar to see if the Stones were in. Now he may have missed the previous four sessions. We’d be doing let’s say, a blues thing. He’d walk in with a sitar, which was totally irrelevant to what we were doing, and want to play it. I used to try to accommodate him. I would isolate him, put him in a booth and not record him onto any track that we really needed. And the others, particularly Mick and Keith, would often say to me, ‚Just tell him to piss off and get the hell out of here‘.“

Jeal-Luc Godard directed the documentary „Sympathy for the Devil„, which shows the recording process of the album. Here’s the official trailer:


The original cover for the album – a depicting a bathroom wall covered with graffiti – was rejected first by Decca records. So they had chosen this neutral design:

Beggars BanquetThe digitally remastered version was released years later with the original artwork. „Beggars Banquet“ became a milestone in Rock history and is considered as one of the best Stones albums. It features classic songs like „Sympathy for the Devil„, „Street Fighting Man“ and „No Expectations„.

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Music Diary – 2nd September

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 2nd Sepetmber!

The Rolling Stones (1964)

Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Billy Wyman, Brian Jones (Copyright: Derek Randle Mirrorpix)

Today in 1964 the Rolling Stones recorded the song „Little Red Rooster“ in London at the Regent Sound Studios. The track was originally written by the Blues legend Willie Dixon and also recorded by another Blues icon – Mr. Chester Arthur Burnett better known as Howlin‘ Wolf. The Single was released on 13th November 1964 and reached number one on the UK Single Charts.

The Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster (Cover)


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Music Diary – 31st August

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 31st August!

The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts

Back in 1968 the Rolling Stones single „Street Fighting Man“ was released. The track is from the legendary studio album „Beggars Banquet“ which hit the shops on the 6th December 1968.

The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting ManHere’s the official video:

 

Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
‚Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
Well what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock ’n‘ roll band
‚Cause in sleepy London town
There’s just no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! Think the time is right for a palace revolution
‚Cause where I live the game to play is compromise solution
Well, then what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock ’n‘ roll band
‚Cause in sleepy London town
There’s just no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I’ll shout and scream, I’ll kill the king, I’ll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock ’n‘ roll band
‚Cause in sleepy London town
There’s just no place for a street fighting man
No

Buy recommendations (Germany/Europe):

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet The Rolling Stones - Singles 1968 - 1971

Buy recommendations (USA):

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet The Rolling Stones - Singles 1968 - 1971