The Story Behind an Unreleased Rolling Stones Single

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In 1970, the group was under contract to Decca. They decided it was time to leave and create their own label-

The Rolling Stones are still going strong with concerts scheduled through the summer of 2019 despite Jagger’s heart surgery in the spring of 2019. As for Decca, they rejected The Beatles and could not hold on to the Rolling Stones.

In 1970, the group was under contract to Decca. They decided it was time to leave and create their own label-free from corporate meddling and restrictions. They gave Decca that last song and they continued touring.

They honored their contract with Decca by recording the now-infamous “Schoolboy Blues.” The song was too profane for Decca to release, so they buried it — they thought. In 1983, the controversial song was accidentally included in a four-LP box set titled The Rest of the Best and released in Germany.

This oversight probably cost someone their job. The records were pulled from shelves. and the set was reissued without “Schoolboy Blues.” Now, thanks to the Internet, the censored song is a YouTube sensation.

If you’ve not heard the Stones’ “Schoolboy Blues,” originally titled “C…sucker Blues,” it is as near as your Smartphone or laptop. How offensive are the lyrics? Go here to read them and you decide.

 

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