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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones



From a 1967 Ed Sullivan performance. We get to see Brian Jones on recorder, as well as the improbably-young surviving Stones in this one. According to Wikipedia, Keith Richards wrote the song for one of the Stones' groupies in a Los Angeles hotel room in early 1966.

"That's a wonderful song," Mick Jagger told Jann Wenner in 1995. "It's just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it." Bill Wyman also notes in his Rolling with the Stones that the song was written by Keith Richards. However, Marianne Faithfull claims that the song was written by Brian Jones, and that Richards only added minor parts to it. Certainly, the recorder is a Jones' signature touch, but at this point in time the authorship is likely to remain unresolved.

3 comments:

TarBabyJim said...

Beautiful song. Melanie did a GREAT cover of this song in 1970. It was a BIG hit for her worldwide. Thanks to whomever wrote it.
Jim Baldwin
Spokane WA

http://LetHerIn.org

fhb said...

Thanks for the comment and the info about Melanie's cover, Jim, which I hadn't heard. Finding it on YouTube prompted me to post it over on our sister site, Series of Tubes.



Fred

TarBabyJim said...

Thanks for the help getting the word out about Melanie and our efforts of get her into the hall. You're the best.
Jim