PAINT IT BLACK – ROLLING STONES – 1966

 

NEWS
•    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”.
•    T.V:  “Bonanza,” “The Red Skelton Show,” and “Bewitched”
•    We celebrated Kwanza 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.
•    The Beach Boys is released the album “Pet Sounds.”

DEAD
•    Walt Disney went to the big amusement park in the sky.
•    Lenny Bruce would take his own life.

#1@1
•    This is found on the Rolling Stones 6th album “Aftermath”
•    By 1966 the Rolling Stones were doing pretty well for themselves. They had honed their chops in the bars & bistros of London although with a blues-ier, harder edge than the Beatles.
•    This song is ranked  at number 176 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
•    Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics which he has said are about a girl’s funeral.
•     Here are The Rolling Stones and Paint It, Black…Your #1 @ 1 from June 1966