Did You Know: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” By The Rolling Stones

This afternoon’s ‘Tickets @ 2’ song is “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. To describe it as a ‘blockbuster’ would be an understatement.

It was June 5, 1965, The Rolling Stones played to about 3,000 people at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida while on their third US tour. 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 deck, went back to sleep, and brought it to the studio that week. The tape contained the riff along with the sounds of him snoring. He forgot to turn the tape deck off.

Mick Jagger wrote all the lyrics except the line “Can’t get no satisfaction.” The lyrics deal with what Jagger saw as the two sides of America, the real and the phony. He sang about a man looking for authenticity but not being able to find it.

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #13 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Lionel Richie in concert at the Hollywood Bowl in October.

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