The Rolling Stones release their seventh album on December 6, 1968 — it’s #58 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and it’s my favorite Stones album … today.
Nothing you could ever do would turn me away from youCarly Simon, “The Right Thing To Do”
I love you now and I love you now
Even though you’re ten thousand miles away
I’ll love you tomorrow as I love you today
Carly Simon releases her signature album on November 28, 1972.
“You’re So Vain” is #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.
The line-up of artists who appeared on the album is amazing:
Billy Payne ~ Hammond organ
Nicky Hopkins ~ piano
Lowell George ~ slide guitar
Jim Gordon ~ drums
Bobby Keys ~ sax
Mick Jagger ~ vocals
James Taylor ~ vocals
Bonnie Bramlett ~ vocals
Linda McCartney ~ vocals
Paul McCartney ~ vocals
Oh, and speaking from the point of view of a 16 year old at the time, it’s also one of the seminal album covers in rock history.
The Stones release “Stripped” on November 14, 1995 featuring six live tracks from the Voodoo Lounge tour and eight acoustic songs from their catalog. The album includes a searing version of Orpheus’ “Like a Rolling Stone”
November 10, 2002 ~ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer guest star on The Simpsons in an episode where they run a rock and roll fantasy camp. The first rule of the camp: There are no rules! Second rule: No outside food.
“He’s the one all the young white kids copy. That’s why every detail of his appearance is important.”
The Rolling Stones release my fav album from The Boys on June 9, 1978. The original album cover featured the likenesses of some fairly famous people who didn’t like the fact they were featured on a Stones album and sued. Their images were removed and album cover #2 was quickly reissued. It’s also the first album to feature Woody, who joined the band for good just before the recording. And, it’s #269 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The “Some Girls” tour was nothing short of epic. I got to participate on a Saturday in July at Soldier Field in Chicago. A weekend in Chicago with The Stones — magical.