Ruby Tuesday (3:14)

Cover of Forty Licks (disc 1)

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“Ruby Tuesday” is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966, released on 13 January 1967. The song was a number-one hit in the US and a number three in the UK. It was released as a single but it appeared later that week on the album Between the Buttons.

According to Keith Richards in a 1971 Rolling Stone interview, he wrote the song in a Los Angeles hotel room in early 1966 about a groupie he knew. He has also stated that it was about Linda Keith, his girlfriend in the mid-1960s. The song’s lyrics concern an apparently free-spirited woman, with Jagger singing, “Who could hang a name on you?/When you change with every new day/Still I’m gonna miss you.”

“That’s a wonderful song,” Mick Jagger told Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone magazine) in 1995. “It’s just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it.”Bill Wyman states in Rolling with the Stones (BW’s diary later released in bookform) that the song was completely written by Keith Richards. However, Marianne Faithfull says in her biography that the song was written by Brian Jones, and that Keith Richards only added minor parts

Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #303 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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  • starstrek

    The way he sings "Goodbye" really reminds "Goodbye Blue Sky". [5]

    24 Sep 9:21am Reply
  • chloesevingy74

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    25 Jul 2:48pm Reply
  • Lavender_scent

    Bullshit!!!!!!! The song it wasn't written by Brian Jones in never ever way instead. Marianne Faithfull is a LYING COW and her biography is just another bullshit also. Bill Wyman was telling the truth. The song was completely written by only Keith Richards. Brian Jones was just good in playing musical instruments only. Only a band mate can understand better what was really going on in their band but never ever an outside people in attempt to write their garbage biography.

    14 Jul 1:46pm Reply
  • renenil53

    RIP Annie...

    21 Apr 8:09pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    Linda Keith personified...

    20 Feb 10:12am Reply
  • selene_101

    beautiful...<3

    14 Feb 6:10pm Reply
  • algenon50

    Think I remember this being the b side to ...get of my cloud...

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MelodicRocker68

    Love this song. It weirdly sounds appropriate today (Christmas Eve). Maybe the wind instrument (played by Brian Jones?). Love the piano (Nicky Hopkins, I think).

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • malecool

    Brian Jones was just too good for his time.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    Apparantly Linda Keith was the first girl who broke Richard's heart :O(

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ButchGantenbein

    yes you are and very exciting looking also (2)

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    beautiful (2)

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ButchGantenbein

    Yes you are and very exciting looking also

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    beautiful

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    Is Ruby related to Eleanor Rigby?

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    ♫ ♪ ~ •.¸¸♫ ♥ * ♫ ♪ ~ •.¸¸♫ ♥ * ♫ ♪ ~ •.¸¸♫ ♥ * ♫ ♪ ~ •.¸¸♫ ♥ *

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • wb7777

    This song is about a groupie, right?

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Song-Story

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    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • zoarces

    What a wonderful song. Lovely arrangement.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • daveandi

    yesterday don't matter if it's gone.....

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
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