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.


Professor Chaos said...

that's unbelievable! I remember what a big deal it was when they let Microsoft use "Start Me Up" for Windows 95. Goddang, I want some Rice Krispies now!

Blueberry said...

I have a CD collection of 60s Coca-Cola jingles performed by some of the biggest pop stars around - 64 tracks (they are short!!), people like Roy Orbison, Moody Blues (they each did 3 of them), Petula Clark, Everly Brothers, Tom Jones... it's very weird to hear them.


dang..I don't remember that..but oh man, do I love the early stones.