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May 7 in music history

The Rolling Stones: Paint It, Black (released 7 May 1966) (read more)

The principal riff of “Paint It Black” (almost all classic Rolling Stones songs are highlighted by a killer riff) was played on a sitar by Brian Jones and qualifies as perhaps the most effective use of the Indian instrument in a rock song. The exotic twang was a perfect match for the dark, mysterious Eastern-Indian melody, which sounded a little like a soundtrack to an Indian movie hijacked into hyperdrive.
~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)

 Alice is an album by Tom Waits, released May 7, 2002 on Epitaph Records (under the Anti sub-label). The album contains the majority of songs written for the play Alice. The adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, whom Waits had previously worked with on the play The Black Rider, and originally set up at the Thalia Theatre inHamburg in 1992. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.  Tom_Waits-Alice
 Jimmy Lee Ruffin (born May 7, 1939) is an American soul singer, and elder brother of David Ruffin of The Temptations. He had several hit records between the 1960s and 1980s, the most successful being “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”.  Jimmy Ruffin
 Edward Thomas “Eddie” Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His career began as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as “Kentucky Rain” for Elvis Presley in 1970 and “Pure Love” for Ronnie Milsap in 1974. Later in the 1970s, Rabbitt helped to develop the crossover-influenced sound of country music prevalent in the 1980s with such hits as “Suspicions” and “Every Which Way but Loose.” His duets “Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)” and “You and I”, with Juice Newton and Crystal Gayle respectively, later appeared on the soap operasDays of Our Lives and All My Children.  eddie rabitt
 My Ride’s Here is the eleventh studio album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released May 7, 2002. Zevon described it as “a meditation on death”; it was released several months before Zevon was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma.  Warren_Zevon_-_My_Ride's_Here

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The Rolling Stones – RCA Studios, Hollywood – 6-9 March 1966

4 of the most important days in history of The Rolling Stones .. 48 years ago.

  • These recording sessions landed most of the masters for the forthcoming album “Aftermath” (UK number 1; US 2)
  • “Aftermath” was the first Stones album to include material composed entirely of Jagger/Richards
  • Brian Jones was “on fire” during these sessions… trying out lots of different instruments
  • On “Sean Egan’s” list of “50 Great Stones Songs” (from “The Rough Guide To The Rolling Stones”), he picks 5 songs recorded March 6-9, 1966

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