‘HONKY TONK WOMEN’ By THE ROLLING STONES Hit Top Spot Of The UK Singles Chart 50 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

23 July 2019

Today 50 years ago, on 23 July 1969, rock icons THE ROLLING STONES hit the top
spot of the UK Singles Chart with piquant jackhammer ‘HONKY TONK WOMEN’. A single
only release, although a honky-tonk version entitled ‘Country Honk‘ with some different lyrics appeared later in the year on their Let It Bleed LP, that also went to number one
in the States. The boiling live rendition at the legendary Hyde Park Concert in London a couple of weeks before is still my favorite performance of the song.

Here comes Mick & Co…


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