PAINT IT, BLACK – Rolling Stones
#1 June 11th, 1966
- The Cultural Revolution began in China
- Anti-war protests began to rage.
- Daylight Savings Time was introduced.
- The first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into service at Beale AFB.
- Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack.
- Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” “Grand Prix” “The Sand Pebbles”.
- The first Star Trek episode was shown in September 1966.
- Kwanza is celebrated for the first time.
- The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
- John Lennon comments, "We're more popular than Jesus now," sparking a controversy in the U.S.
- Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is released.
- Walt Disney went to the big amusement park in the sky.
- Lenny Bruce would take his own life.
- By 1966 the Rolling Stones were doing pretty well for themselves. They had done much the same as the Beatles, honing their chops in the bars & bistros of London although with a blues-ier, harder edge than the Beatles.
- The 6th album the Rolling Stones would released in the U.S. established Jagger and Richards as being every bit as formidable songwriters as Lennon-McCartney.
- “Aftermath” went to #2 on the charts but the lead single would go all the way…
- The Rolling Stones and Paint It, Black…Your #1 @ 1 from June 1966