The Rolling Stones score 20 of 40 with Paint It Black Click To Tweet

Paint It Black, The Rolling Stones, 6/11/66, 2 weeks at #1

Riffage 8, Rhythm 8, Fills 4, Solo 0; Total 20

A #1 song in a minor key—mark your calendar!

This song forces upon us the question: is a sitar a guitar? For our purposes, we will say YES. Brian Jones’ sitar provides the oh-so-cool minor riff, and Keith provides the acoustic strumming and electric rhythm/fill work.

The above is an excerpt from Volume 3 of “Number One with an AXE!”, a song-by-song look at the guitar’s role in all of America’s #1 Billboard hits.

“Number One with an AXE! Vol 3” sells for $2.99. Release date: 6/15/17, available at: smashwords, amazonkobo, iBooksbarnes & noble.

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