Monday, April 02, 2012
Rolling Stones, Rice Krispies, and Turnip Greens
The topic of getting the Rolling Stones signed up to do a jingle for Heinz beans in 1966 came up in a TV episode last night. The idea sounds preposterous, but they actually did a jingle for Rice Krispies cereal in 1963, watch it above. A pretty bizarre concept if you think about it now, because if there were a list of things that would be associated with getting up in the morning, this band would not appear on it. However, this episode (of Mad Men) deals with the NYC Stones show of July 1966 when they were touring for an album that DID have a song that included perfume, turnip greens, pork and beans and citified high heels, all in the first verse. "Down Home Girl," have a listen. Oh man, do I love the early Stones? Yes, I do.