THE ROLLING STONES "STREET FIGHTING MAN" PICTURE SLEEVE
An original American release of the Rolling Stones' single "Street Fighting Man" with B-side "No Expectation" ·(45-909). "Street Fighting Man" was the first picture sleeve released by the Stones that did not feature an image of the band. The single was first released in August of 1968, just before the Chicago Democratic National Convention, where riots broke out between demonstrators and the Chicago police force. The Stones' picture sleeve used two images depicting police brutality taken from one of the many riots that had broken out in over one hundred U.S. cities that year. The record company deemed the sleeve to be inappropriate and it was immediately withdrawn.
In the US, this was released as a single on August 31, 1968, just a few days after the Democratic National Convention, which took place August 26-29. The convention was marred by violence, as Chicago police clashed with protesters. When the song was released, every radio station in Chicago (and most in the rest of the country), refused to play it for fear that it would incite more violence. There was no official ban in America or Chicago, but stations knew it was in their best interest to shun the song, which accounts for its US Billboard Hot 100 chart position at #48.
This The Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man | No Expectations is a very rare original 1968 US blue London label 7", b/w No Expectations, together with this stunning withdrawn picture sleeve. This legendary single vinyl record collectable would be a great addition to music record collection.
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On 10-Sep-20 at 13:42:04 EDT, seller added the following information:
- Matrix / Runout (Label side-A): XDR 43220
- Matrix / Runout (Label side-B): XDR 43221
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