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The Rolling Stones, Ros OGorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, Ros OGorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena

The Rolling Stones Perform Mercy Mercy for First Time Since 1969

by Paul Cashmere on July 5, 2019

in News

The Rolling Stones performed ‘Mercy Mercy’ for the first time in 50 years this week at their show in Landover, Maryland, just near Washington DC.

‘Mercy Mercy’ appeared on the 1965 album ‘Out of our Heads’. The Don Covay penned song opened the album. The first track on side two of the original vinyl was ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’.

The Stones last performed ‘Mercy Mercy’ at Hyde Park London in 1969.

The original Don Covay version of ‘Mercy Mercy’ was released in 1964 by Don Covay and the Goodtimers. It was a no 35 Billboard hit in the USA and reached no 1 on the Cashbox R&B chart.

Jimi Hendrix was involved in the original Covay version of the song. At 22-year Jimi was brought in at the last minute to put his guitar style on the record. However, with little documentation of the finished recording it is thought that the Hendrix version did not make the final cut.

‘Out of our Heads’ became the Stones first number one album in the USA.

The Rolling Stones, 3 July 2019 Landover, Maryland SETLIST

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (single, 1968)
Its Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (from Its Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1974)
Tumbling Dice (from Exile on Main Street, 1972)
You Got Me Rocking (from Voodoo Lounge, 1994)
Mercy Mercy (from Out of our Heads, 1965)
Rocks Off (from Exile on Main Street, 1972)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
(2120 South Michigan Avenue) pre-recorded version only
Angie (from Goats Head Soup, 1973)
Let It Bleed (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Sympathy for the Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
Honky Tonk Women (single, 1969)
Slipping Away (from Steel Wheels, 1989)
Before They Make Me Run (from Some Girls, 1978)
Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)
Paint It Black (from Aftermath, 1966)
Midnight Rambler (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)
Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)

Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (from Out of our Heads, 1965)

The next Rolling Stones show on the No Filter tour is 7 July at Foxborough, MA.



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