Today’s Flashback Friday comes courtesy of 2 rocks that roll – Rolling Stone Magazine and The Rolling Stones!


The Rolling Stones were nearing their peak as pop hit makers when they appeared on Ready Steady Go! on October 7th, 1966. Their fourth album, Aftermath, hit stores that April, and their sitar-infused single “Paint It Black” spent two weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 in June. “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Lady Jane” and “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow” also got a lot of airplay.

Interesting fact about the song…it was originally titled “Paint it, Black” – a comma added by The Rolling Stones record company, Decca.  Over time it has evolved to be “Paint it Black”, without the comma.