I was at a loss for decision making this morning so I turned to my trusty suitemate Marc to suggest a year to me. He said 1969 and I said fine. I unearthed the charts from 1969 and number one on this date 40 years ago was none other then “Honky Tonk Women,” by the flamboyant Beatles counter-parts, The Rolling Stones.
There is no need to go through any history behind the Jagger/Richards combo of goodness so let us get into the song of the day. The story behind the song takes place in Brazil. Both Jagger and Richards were vacationing from December of 1968 into the new year when a thought popped in their creative heads. Let’s write a song that focuses on the Gaucho’s (residents of the South American pampas (Brazil like area)) Wow that is some Spanish lesson. Did you know that originally the song was supposed to be an ode to 1930′s country music. Yet, the track that was originally called “Country Honk” turned electric with the introduction of Mick Taylor into the band and became the track we know and love today. The video is below and it is from Hyde Park which means extra cool.