Mick Jagger had a strong opinion of the Rolling Stones song “Ruby Tuesday”. Notably, a businessman used the name of the tune for his restaurants on Ruby Tuesday even though he was not a fan of The Rolling Stones. Listeners in the United States and the United Kingdom had reactions to the song.
What Mick Jagger felt about the songs from “Between the Buttons” from the Rolling Stones
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Jagger commented on songs from the Rolling Stones album between the buttons. “They looked really cool,” he said, “but after that, I was really disappointed in retrospect.” “Isn’t ‘Ruby Tuesday’ there or something? I don’t think the rest of the songs are that great. ‘Ruby Tuesday’ is good. I think that’s a great song.”
Jagger explained why he likes “Ruby Tuesday” so much. “It’s just a beautiful melody, really,” he said. “And my singing is beautiful. I didn’t write either of them, but I always enjoy singing it. But I agree with you about the rest of the songs – I don’t think they exist. I don’t think I thought they were very good at the time, either.”
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The founder of Ruby Tuesday restaurants named the chain after the song at the suggestion of his brother
The Rolling Stones released “Ruby Tuesday” in 1967. Samuel E. Bell III founded the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain in 1972. According to the New York Times, the chain is named after the song—but not because Bill was a fan of it.
Bill chose the name because one of his investors suggested it. Interestingly enough, the investor was also one of his brothers. He clarified that he was not a huge fan of the Rolling Stones because he was never “racy”.
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How the world interacts with the Rolling Stones “Ruby Tuesday”
No matter what Bell thinks of “Ruby Tuesday” or the music of the Rolling Stones in general, the song was a huge hit. The track spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It was at the top of the chart in one of those weeks. at the same time, between the buttons It was also common. between the buttons It hit #2 on the Billboard 200, staying on the chart for 47 weeks.
The song “Ruby Tuesday” was a minor success in the UK and according to The Official Charts Company, the live version of the song reached number 59 and remained on the chart for two weeks. UK version of between the buttons, which did not include “Ruby Tuesday”, was the most successful. It reached #3 in the UK and has been on the chart for 22 weeks.
“Ruby Tuesday” is also notable because many famous artists covered it. Rod Stewart, Marian Faithfull, and John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon, performed versions of the track. The song had an impact on other artists and on casual dining.
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