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GET OFF MY CLOUD - ROLLING STONES - 1965

  

NEWS
•    Lyndon Johnson was sworn in for his first full term as President
•    Bombing of North Viet Nam intensifies.
•    Civil Rights demonstrations became bigger.
•     The Voting Rights Act of 1965 would be signed into law
•    The Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles exploded into a riot that killed 34 and injured over 1,000!
•    The first of the “Draft Card Burnings” begin.
•    Malcolm X is assassinated.


FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Dr. Zhivago” & “Sound of Music” grace the silver screen.
•    T.V.: “Green Acres” , “Batman” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuts.
•    This was the first year the U.S. quit using silver in its coins.


#1@1
•    The song is noted for its drum intro by Charlie Watts and twin guitars by Brian Jones and Keith Richards.
•    "'Get off of My Cloud' was basically a response to people knocking on our door asking us for the follow up to 'Satisfaction'...
•    The Rolling Stones, also known as the Anti-Beatles.
•    The Rolling Stones “Get Off Of My Cloud” your #1@1 from November 1965



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