Today’s Question: The Rolling Stones released the Tattoo You album 36 years ago today (August 30th, 1981).
In order to get the album out in time for a tour, many of the tracks were leftovers from previous projects. What album was its best-known track, “Start Me Up,” originally meant for?
a) Emotional Rescue
b) Goat’s Head Soup
c) Some Girls
d) Black and Blue
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2005-Eric Clapton releases Back Home; Bob Dylan adds to his Bootleg Series with the No Direction Home soundtrack.
2004-Carlos Santana is named the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year at a ceremony at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
1993-Billy Joel is the first musical guest on The Late Show With David Letterman.
1981-The Rolling Stones release Tattoo You, which tops the album charts for nine weeks and sells over three-million copies.
1973-The post-Jim Morrison Doors break up after two albums. Rolling Stone reports Ray Manzarek is putting together a new group.
1972-John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden in New York. The One-to-One Concerts benefit a local school for mentally handicapped children, a cause championed by T-V reporter Geraldo Rivera — who’d worked with John and Yoko on a story about her abducted daughter, Kyoko. Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack and Sha Na Na join the Lennons for afternoon and evening shows that raise one-point-five million dollars. John’s set includes “Power to the People,” “Imagine,” “Instant Karma” and Elvis Presley‘s “Hound Dog.”
1970-The closing day of England’s five-day Isle of Wight Pop Festival features what will turn out to be Jimi Hendrix‘s final performance. Sly & the Family Stone, The Moody Blues, Free, Donovan, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen, also play. Richie Havens closes the festival, though his set technically takes place on August 31st.
1968-The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude” is released in the U-K. Their first single on Apple Records is their longest (at seven minutes and nine seconds) and soon becomes their biggest U-S hit, spending nine weeks at number-one (from late September through November).
1965-Bob Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited. Powered by the hit single “Like a Rolling Stone,” the album reaches number-three in Billboard.
c) Some Girls