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The Rolling Stones and Gimme Shelter

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on 18 January 2013

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The Rolling Stones and Gimme Shelter WHO ARE THE ROLLING STONES? CHT 30 "THE WORLDS GREATEST ROCK BAND" Formed in 1962 under the name "The Rollin' Stones.
The name is coined after a Muddy Waters track.
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Charlie Watts
Ronnie Wood Current Members Past Members Brian Jones
Ian Stewart
Bill Wyman
Dick Taylor Career First gig was at the marquee club, London, England.
First record contract was with Decca Records. Since then, The Rolling Stones have released over 100 singles, and 22 studio albums. The Rolling Stones are the longest preforming rock band in history.
The Stones have sold over 200 million records. Together, this makes The Rolling Stones one of the top grossing musical acts of all time. Career THE ISSUES
OF THE TIMES SONGS AND THE 60s THE COLD WAR With the drop of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world was brought into the nuclear era. The world was under constant fear of a nuclear attack. Lasted from 1947-1992 Truman Doctrine Goal was the Containment of communism Stated that the USA will take on a major role to stop Communism Lead to: Korean War (1950-1953) Vietnam War (1963-1975) Protests in the 60s Men public burned their draft cards Soldiers did not want to go to Vietnam. They felt that doing so was irrelevant. Woman Strike for Peace November 1, 1961
Largest national woman's peace march of the 20th century.
50,000 woman marched in 60 cities around the United States
Assisted in the USA signing the nuclear test ban with the USSR More Protests November 1969, half a million protesters of the Vietnam war march on Washington D.C. October 1967, 50,000 Vietnam war protester march on the Pentagon in Washington. Gimme Shelter Written by Kieth Richards and Mick Jagger Appeared on the album "Let it Bleed" in 1969 The Stones first played the song live on a Television special named "Pop Go The Sixties" on december 31, 1969 Lyrics Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away x3 The floods is threat'ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away Jagger Quotes "That song (Gimme Shelter) was written during the Vietnam War and so it's very much about the awareness that war is always present..." "Well, was a very rough, very violent era... Violence on the screens, pillage and burning, and Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense..." Meaning The "Storm" that Mick Jagger makes reference to is symbolic of the Vietnam War, and social unrest in the world. The "shelter" is symbolic of needing cover from the unrest. Ex. Race riots The chorus of Gimme Shelter makes the statement that apocalypse is easily possible. The final stanza of the musical peice quotes "love sister, it's just a kiss away". This statement can be interpreted as meaning that war can be everted by actions of the everyday person. The Stones Make a Impact Writing songs such as Gimme Shelter gave the Stones a reputation for speaking about the taboo subjects of the times. The Stones where among the first bands to speak about drugs, sex, violence and other subjects. Because of these new frontiers, The Rolling Stones where banned in many households. This lead to a greater amount of youths wanting to experience The Rolling Stones. Sexual Revolution The Rolling Stones where highly promiscuous Woman could not get enough of Mick Jagger Police had to on occasion, wrestled woman off Jagger Politics The Rolling Stones have written songs about politics. For instance, the song "Highwire" is about how the US once aided Saddam Hussein.
The song "You Got the Silver is about government spending
The Rolling Stones have refused to pay income tax throughout their career. In 1971, The Stones faced tax exile from Britian. Overall The band The Rolling Stones are a cultural monument who's songs invoke deep meaning.
The impression that The Stones have made on the musical world will inspire future artist for generations
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