The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones are a British band (1963 - present) with notable recordings such as "Satisfaction" (1965), "Paint It Black" (1966), "Sympathy For The Devil" (1968), "Gimme Shelter" (1969) and "Angie" (1973).

Connections and references

Mick Jagger visited Zappa in 1968 at The Log Cabin and helped him to pull a wooden splinter from his toe. This anecdote is described in The Real Frank Zappa Book. In Pauline Butcher's Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa, based on her diaries, Jagger visited on July 11, 1968 but only stayed 10 minutes.

Zappa liked their album Between The Buttons (1967) and mentioned it as one of his Top 10 Favorite Records in Faves, Raves And Composers In Their Graves. Zappa claimed that when he told Brian Jones how much he liked the album Jones discretely belched and turned away.

Zappa played Paint It Black on Star Special radio show in 1980.

Keith Richards is interviewed in Ein Leben Als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa.


The success of the British groups forced a change in the way new American groups were put

together. They now had to be self-contained, because every bar that hired live music wanted its own

little U.S. version of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.