StonesTest™ Vol. 11– The Golden Years

by Peter Wendel
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Welcome back! The 11th installment of the StonesTest™ will assess your knowledge of the band's "Golden Years" (1968-1972) – an extraordinary period of output that encompasses Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972).

After the Stones released Their Satanic Majesties Request in December 1967 as a half-baked attempt to challenge the Beatles' psychedelic masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the band returned to what they do best: stripped down blues-flavored rock-n-roll. Beggars Banquet rose to #3 on the UK charts, followed by #1 rankings for Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile.

The Golden Years produced monster hits like "Sympathy for the Devil," "Street Fighting Man," "Gimme Shelter," "Brown Sugar," "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and "Shine a Light."

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StonesTest™ Vol. 11 – The Golden Years

Welcome back! The 11th installment of the StonesTest™ will assess your knowledge of the band's "Golden Years" (1968-1972) – an extraordinary period of output that encompasses Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972).

After the Stones released Their Satanic Majesties Request in December 1967 as a half-baked attempt to challenge the Beatles' psychedelic masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the band returned to what they do best: stripped down blues-based rock-n-roll. Beggars Banquet rose to #3 on the UK charts, followed by #1 rankings for Let It BleedSticky Fingers and Exile.

The Golden Years produced monster hits like "Sympathy for the Devil," "Street Fighting Man," "Gimme Shelter," "Brown Sugar," "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and "Shine a Light."

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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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