THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY– JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

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The Rolling Stones Song of the Day is- Jumpin’ Jack Flash. One of their signature tunes- Jumpin’ Jack Flash is the song that The Rolling Stones have played more than any other song in concert- over 1100 times. The single was a huge hit #3 in the US and #1 in the UK. It is one of The stones most recognizable songs. It was released as a single in May 1968- and was looked at as a return to form for The Rolling Stones after having spent 1967 indulging in psychedelic music. Jumpin’ Jack Flash was written at the beginning of the Beggars Banquet sessions- it’s not included on the album which wasn’t released until the end of 1968. The b-side was “Child Of The Moon.” The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Bill Wyman in his autobiography made a claim that he was the one who came up with the main guitar riff- on the piano but wasn’t given credit for it. Jumpin’ Jack Flash was inspired by Keith Richards gardener Jack Dyer. Jagger and Richards were staying at Richards home when they were awoken one morning by Dyer walking past the window. Jagger asked who that was and Richards replied ‘Oh, that’s Jack, that’s jumpin’ Jack.” The line “I was born in a crossfire hurricane’ was written by Richards who was born during bombing and air raid sirens in 1943. Jumpin’ Jack Flash has been covered by many artists but c’mon no one is topping the original here.

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6 responses to “THE ROLLING STONES SONG OF THE DAY– JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

  1. One of the most iconic guitar riffs in rock, in my humble opinion. I seem to recall reading somewhere that it is one of Keith Richards’ favorite riffs that still turns him on when performing it live. This probably explains why it’s one of the Stones’ most played tune during concerts!

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