Today: The Rolling Stones recorded “Jumping Jack Flash” in 1968 – 44 years ago

From Wikipedia:

Single by The Rolling Stones
B-side Child of the Moon
Released 24 May 1968 (UK)
1 June 1968 (US)
Format 7″
Recorded 20 April 1968, Olympic Studios, London
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 3:42
Label Decca F.12782 (UK)
London 45.908 (US)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer Jimmy Miller

Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968. Called “supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London” by Rolling Stone,[2] the song was perceived by some as the band’s return to their blues roots after the psychedeliaof their preceding albums Between the Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request.[3] One of the group’s most popular and recognisable songs, it has been featured in many films and on the Rolling Stones compilation albums Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)Hot RocksSingles Collection and Forty Licks.

Other APR-20:

  • McCartney (1970) is the debut solo album by Paul McCartney. Apart from Linda McCartney‘s vocal contributions, McCartney performed (and recorded) the entire album solo. Featuring loosely arranged (and in some cases, unfinished) home recordings, McCartney further explored the “back-to-basics” style which had been intended for The Beatles‘ Let It Be. The album was reissued on 13 June 2011 as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.
    Released 20 April 1970
    Recorded Late 1969 – March 1970 at McCartney’s Home; Morgan Studios, Willesden and Abbey Road Studio No. 2, London
    Genre Rockpopexperimental
    Length 35:03
    Label Apple, EMI
    Producer Paul McCartney
  • Jimmy Winston (born James Edward Winston Langwith, 20 April 1945, Stratford, east London) was the original Keyboard player with Small Faces who rehearsed in the large function room above the Ruskin Arms, Manor Park, of which Jimmy’s father Bill Langwith was the landlord. Steve Marriott and the rest of the band replaced Winston with Ian McLagan. Winston had two older brothers: Frank who worked on the River Thames, and Derek.
  • Stephen Peter Marriott (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991), popularly known as Steve Marriott, was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of several notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in the mod rock bands- the Small Faces (1965–1969) and Humble Pie (1969–1975 and 1980–1981).
    In Britain, Marriott became a popular, often-photographed mod style icon through his role as lead singer and guitarist with the Small Faces in the mid to late 1960s.[1] Marriott was influenced from an early age by his heroes including Buddy Holly, Booker T & the MG’s, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters and Bobby Bland. In later life Marriott became disillusioned with the music industry and turned his back on the big record companies, remaining in relative obscurity. He returned to his music roots playing the pubs and clubs around London and Essex.
  •   Marriott died on 20 April 1991 when a fire, thought to have been caused by a cigarette, swept through his 16th century home in Arkesden, Essex.  He posthumously received an Ivor Novello Award in 1996 for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music,and was listed in Mojo as one of the top 100 greatest singers of all time
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