FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter

This Stones song never was a single, but has become a classic.It was recorded in 1969, when there was a lot going on in the world: the Vietnam War, riots, etc. The song started off on a very stormy day in London, when Keith Richards was sitting inside, seeing umbrellas being blown away. He got the idea of describing the state of the world as a storm. When the song was to be recorded, it was in the middle of the night and they had Merry Clayton around to sing the female voice. She came straight out of bed, but delivered an excellent performance – it was that good, that Mick Jagger can be heard saying Whoo! just after 3 minutes. Clayton recorded the song herself too and made it to number 73 in the US. As said, the Stones didn’t release a single and therefore never charted with the song. Enjoy

The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter


Posted on September 16, 2017, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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