“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” Performed by The Rolling Stones (1965) & Otis Redding (1966)

April 29, 2012


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#1 the week of 1/10/65, 1/17/75, 7/24/65 & 7/31/65

Yes — for four weeks this song, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, rocked the number one spot on the music charts. Every band played it and that included a little local band at my park one hot summer evening. I was 11 years old at the time and this was when the summer parks and recreation program was still segregated (even though the public schools had been de-segregated by law for a number of years).  The Colored band in the Colored park was even invaded by the British as we tweens and the teens grooved to “Satisfaction” that summer evening in the park not so long ago.

If you have been following the posts categorized “British Invasion” here at OSML, you know that many of the hit songs by the British Invasion bands were covers of American R&B tracks that the British loved,  by artists that they admired and tried to emulate.  But “Satisfaction” was just the reverse in that one of the most soulful singers in America, Otis Redding, covered “Satisfaction” which was penned by two members of the Rolling Stones band. Check  out this live performance below.

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#4 R&B, #31 Pop

Musically Yours,

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