11 June 2021
THE ROLLING STONES topped the US Singles Chart with
PAINT IT, BLACK 55 years today on 11 June 1966.
A haunting, dark, and ominous masterstroke. The Stones
at their very mystical best. It also hit the top spot in the UK
and several countries in Europe.
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
Today 52 years ago, on 11 June 1969, The Fab Four (in this case only Paul and John were involved) topped the UK Singles Chart with BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO. Actually one of my all-time favorite Lennon classics. It was the band’s 17th and final Numero Uno in their native country. The song tells the story of the eventful days of the marriage of the late genius and his muse Yoko Ono. It stills sounds brilliant.
Christ, you know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They’re gonna crucify me…
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