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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
by The Rolling Stones
A really repetitive chorus chant, coupled with a staggeringly simple guitar riff throughout, makes you think this should have been just a run-of-the-mill 45rpm chart surfer. But no. The vocal delivery by Jagger, and the studio performance by the other guys, lifted it way above the norm, and the heavy use of distortion on the lead guitar was a masterstroke. Charlie Watts' "football crowd clap" backbeat (duh, duh, duh-duh, duh - duh, duh, duh-duh, duh) further enhanced it's aural attraction. To top it off of course, the storyline was about SEX, SEX, SEX! So of course it sold!

As an 11-year-old, personally I was still entranced by the Liverpool band who had started it all off. This 1965 single release was probably the deal-breaker for the band - from then on, they could do little wrong, and were seen on a truly level par with 'The Beatles' from that point until the Fab Four broke up. The 'Stones' had a ton more going on than the mop tops ever did, and as we know they continue to this day.

'The Rolling Stones':
:: The original bassist for the group, Dick Taylor, left early on so he could form his own group. Mick Jagger and the rest of the band auditioned several new bassists, before settling on Bill Wyman. (They later admitted to choosing Wyman because he owned his own amplifier.) ...
:: Before joining the group, drummer Charlie Watts had worked as a graphic designer, and indeed went on to design many of the band's subsequent album covers, concert posters and stage sets. ...
:: On July 24th 1964, during a gig by the band at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, a group of visiting Glaswegians took exception to Keith Richards repeatedly telling them "F*** you!" (in his defence, they had constantly been booing the band). However, when a taller Scot at the front spat at Keith, the guitarist simply kicked him in the head. The hall just erupted, and the band quickly left the stage, leaving their equipment to get trashed in the ensuing riot. The Ballroom itself was left badly damaged - among the losses were two chandeliers, many of the venue's seats and a Steinway grand piano. Two people were hospitalised and around 50 treated for minor injuries. The resulting ban of the group by the City Council was only lifted in 2008...

In #1965 :
:: The film "Sandra", directed by Luchino Visconti, won the "Golden Lion" award at the 26th Venice Film Festival on August 24th. ...
:: On November 9th, several US states (and parts of Canada) were hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours. It was forever after called the "Northeast Blackout of 1965". ...
:: Kathy Whitworth beat Peggy Wilson by 10 shots in late November to win her first Ladies' Professional Golf Association major during the Titleholders Championship at the Augusta Country Club.

US: No. 1 - UK: No. 1
1965 - Decca Records - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 18th August 2019
For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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