On May 12, 1965.


On May 12, 1965, in the RCA Studios, Hollywood, The Rolling Stones recorded the song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. The song is considered to be one of greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004, “Rolling Stone” magazine positioned  “Satisfaction” on the second place on its list of “The 500 greatest songs of all time”. The 7” record in US was released on June 6, 1965, on “London” label, with the song “The under assistant west coast promotion man” as a record B side. In UK the 7” records was released on August 20, 1965 on “Decca” label, with the song “The Spider and the fly” as a record B side.


On May 11, 1981.


On May 11, 1981, Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley died aged 36. Being singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist he is the most important artist in the reggae history and achieved status as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.

On May 4, 1987.


On May 4, 1987, Paul Vaughn Butterfield died aged 45. Being vocalist and harmonica player he performed with Nick Gravenites and Elvin Bishop, but he is best known as the frontman of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He gained international recognition after performing during the “Summer of Love” at “The Monterey Festival” and “Woodstock Festival”. In 2006, he was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame” and in 2015, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On April 30, 1983.


On April 30, 1983, McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters died aged 70. Named as “father of modern Chicago blues”, Waters wrote few classic standards including “I just want to make love to you”, “I’m your Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Got my Mojo working” and had a major influence on many artists including Cream, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters’ 1950 song “Rollin’ Stone”.