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FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- We Love You

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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones were arrested on 12 February 1967 on drugs charges. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Get Off Of My Cloud

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In 1965, the Rolling Stones had to come up with a follow up hit for Satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Train- Drops Of Jupiter

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In 2001, Train had their first international success. The song tells the story of a woman, who has gone away to find herself, and the man who is left behind wants to know if there is still some room for him. The singer has said the first lines came to him in a dream, and that the song was inspired by his mother. The strings were arranged by the man who also has done strings for Elton John and the Rolling Stones. The song reached number 10 in the UK and number 5 in the US. Enjoy

Train- Drops Of Jupiter

Song of the day: Rolling Stones- She’s A Rainbow

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John Lennon said it in 1971, I thought it when I saw the cover of the single again: this could be an imitation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Lennon went further and said the song She’s A Rainbow was an imitation of All You Need Is Love. Fact is that the song is quite strange. It starts with a piano, which becomes a motif, the Stones sing like children, and it stops with a strange guitar chord. The strings of the song are arranged by John Paul Jones, a later member of Led Zeppelin. It would be a number 25 hit in the US. Enjoy

The Rolling Stones- She’s A Rainbow

Song of the day: Bob & Earl- Harlem Shuffle

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Today we have a single from 1963, which has been covered a lot of times. The original was sung by Bob & Earl, which made it to number 44 in the US. A later re-release in 1969 made it to the top 10 in the UK. A nice fact is that the single was co-arranged by Barry White and Gene Page. Later, the song was sung by Booker T & The MG’s, The Righteous Brothers, The Belle Stars, The Rolling Stones and Pete Townshend (known from The Who, but here in a band called Deep End). A sample of the first line with horns was used by House of Pain in their hit Jump Around. Today the original! Enjoy

Bob & Earl- Harlem Shuffle

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With adding the Beatles to the Hall Of Fame, I should not forget this band! Some say they are better than the Beatles, others say they aren’t. And that’s allowed. Fact is, that in the sixties, you were either fan of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. I am both, but the conflict has died down a bit. And that’s good, because I really can’t choose. The Beatles are nice boys, making nice songs, but the Rolling Stones are a bit more rough, but also make great music! Thinking about songs as Satisfaction and my personal favourite Paint It Black, I really can’t make up my mind which band is better. They both added something to music, and the Rolling Stones are still great. Rock on, and well deserved: a place in the Hall Of Fame!