The Rolling Stones are only rock 'n' roll, but we like it ... enough to dedicate our latest installment of You Think You Know Classic Rock? to a quick look at a few of the lesser-known facts from Stones lore.
One of my favorite Rolling Stones songs is "Gimme Shelter" and I love the vocals Merry Clayton sang in the background. Well, that's half the story, here the story in Merry's words and hear the vocals all by themselves.
These days, any musician with a laptop and a microphone can record pretty much anything they want, but back in the good old days, you actually had to enter a recording studio and purchase expensive reel-to-reel tape if you wanted to make the magic happen -- even if you were part of a band that disre…
Gimme Shelter is one of those haunting songs that is the perfect song to paint a picture of the late 1960's. The song was before music videos were standard practice, so I thought I'd share a couple of versions.