June 19 in Music

50 years ago today, the Rolling Stones were at No 1 with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

RollingStones-JumpingJackFlash20 “JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH”
Released May 24, 1968
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones. The song was perceived by some as the band’s return to their blues roots after the baroque pop and psychedelia heard on their preceding albums. One of the group’s most popular and recognisable songs, it has featured in films and been covered by numerous performers, notably Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Peter Frampton.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, was UK No 1 for 2 weeks.

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