Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY! Today I’m feeling a little “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones. Such a classic song. Enjoy!
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: January 13, 1967
TRIVIA: According to Keith Richards in a 1971 Rolling Stone interview, he wrote the song in a Los Angeles hotel room in early 1966 about a groupie he knew; he has also stated that it was about Linda Keith, his girlfriend in the mid-1960s. The song’s lyrics concern an apparently free-spirited woman, with Jagger singing, “Who could hang a name on you?/When you change with every new day/Still I’m gonna miss you.”
“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 states in Rolling with the Stones that the lyrics were completely written by Keith Richards with help from Brian Jones on the musical composition. However, Marianne Faithfull recalls it differently; according to her, Brian Jones presented an early version of this melody to the rest of the Rolling Stones. According to Victor Bockris, Richards came up with the basic track and the words and finished the song with Jones in the studio.
BONUS VIDEO: And here’s the actual audio from the Live Performance. (WARNING: Contains screaming from the audience)
See you next Tuesday!