The Rolling Stones Released Some Girls Forty Years Ago

June 10, 2018

Some Girls by the Rolling Stones

is the 14th British and 16th American studio album

released on June 9th in 1978

on Rolling Stones Records

Some Girls was recorded at Studio Pathé Marconi Studios ~ Paris

October 10th thru December 21st ~ 1977

January 5th thru March 2nd ~ 1978

Singles

 

~ Miss You
Released: 10 May 1978 (US)
Released: 26 May 1978 (UK)

~ Beast of Burden

Released: 9 September 1978 (US)

~ Respectable
Released: 15 September 1978 (UK)

~ Shattered
Released: 29 November 1978 (US)

Some Girls

~ reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart

~ became the band's top selling album in the United States

~ certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000

 

Personnel

The Rolling Stones

  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, piano, percussion

  • Keith Richards – electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, lead vocals

  • Bill Wyman – bass guitar, synthesizer

  • Charlie Watts – drums

  • Ronnie Wood – electric guitar, backing vocals, pedal steel, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, bass drum

Additional Personnel

  • Sugar Blue – harmonica

  • Ian McLagan – electric piano, organ

  • Mel Collins – saxophone

  • Simon Kirke – congas

 Some Girls was a major critical success

becoming the only Rolling Stones album

to be nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category

Many reviewers called Some Girls

a classic return to form and their best album since 1972's Exile on Main St.

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