On ‘Tickets @ 2’ this afternoon it’s a monster smash by The Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.
In June of 1965, the Stones played to about 3,000 people at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida while on their third US tour. About 200 fans got in an altercation with a line of police officers at the show, and the Stones made it through just 4 songs when the chaos ensued.
That night, Keith Richards woke up in his hotel room with the guitar riff and lyric “Can’t get no satisfaction” in his head. He recorded it on a portable tape recorder, went back to sleep, and brought it to the studio that week. The tape contained his guitar riff followed by the sounds of him snoring.
He’s the one who is attributed to the saying: “Invent a great guitar riff and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
When you hear it play between two and three we’ll take caller #10 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see “Iris” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood before it leaves on the 19th.