Let It Bleed, the 8th studio album from the Rolling Stones, was released in 1969 as their follow-up record to Beggars Banquet. During the recording of the album, Brian Jones’ excessive drug use made him increasingly unreliable and ultimately he was fired from the band. He died within a month of being fired. While the record hit top tens throughout various markets, no singles released from the album were chart topping hits. Those songs, now some of the Stones’ staples and more famous hits, included “Gimme Shelter” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The album is now viewed as one of the best albums of all time.
Learn more about the album:
The Story Behind Every Song on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Let It Bleed’
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