rolling stones – mother’s little helper

“What a drag it is getting old…”

Released as a single in 1966, this song was also the first track on the Stones’ album Aftermath, their first full record of original songs – their previous offerings to date had been larded with blues covers.

Mick Jagger on the song: “It’s about drug dependence, but in a sort of like spoofy way. As a songwriter, I didn’t really think about addressing things like that. It was just every day stuff that you I’d observe and write about. It’s what writing is for really. There is a sort of naivety, but there’s also a lot of humour in those songs. They’re a lot based on humour. It was almost like a different band, a different world, a different view when we wrote them.”  (SOURCE)

pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name

“Just keep still; keep together!”

6 December, 1969: A free live performance by the Rolling Stones at Altamont of “Sympathy for the Devil” with Hells Angels doing security descends into chaos.

Screenshot of the infamous Altamont concert from the film "Gimme Shelter"

Screenshot of the infamous Altamont concert from the film “Gimme Shelter”