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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Rewind: 1968 - Rolling Stones Release 'Street Fighting Man'


On this day in 1968 Decca Records released what has been called The Rolling Stones most political song, 'Street Fighting Man', written after Mick Jagger attended a March 1968 anti-war rally at London's US embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000. The single was kept out of the US Top 40 (reaching No.48) because many radio stations refused to play it based on what were perceived as subversive lyrics.



The song has been covered down through the years by:

 
 
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