It’s been 50 years since the Rolling Stones played their first gig at the Marquee Club in London on July 12th, 1962.
To celebrate, the band will hit the road again next year for their rumoured 50th anniversary tour. As well as this, there are several planned TV shows, lots of commemorative books and of course a Greatest Hits album.
One of the Stones’ biggest hits, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were deemed too sexually suggestive. It was officially released in August 1965 and became their fourth UK number one.
The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed Satisfaction in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, while in 2006 it was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry – a very big deal apparently!
Check out the 1997 live performance video below and pay particular attention to their incredible entrance. Enjoy!