Relive The Return Of The Rolling Stones In The Steel Wheels Tour With Ruby Tuesday Live
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In September 2020, The Rolling Stones streamed a live performance of “Ruby Tuesday” to preview their concert film “Steels Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey.” This particular show was recorded towards the end of their extensive trek, and the band brought several guests on stage including Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker.
“Having not hit the road for most of the 80s, The Steel Wheels Tour was an astounding return for the Rolling Stones, not least as it was the longest they had by that point undertaken,” reads a caption on the video. “It was also to be their last with Bill Wyman. Steel Wheels Live was recorded towards the end of the band’s 60-date run through the stadiums of North America, in the second half of 1989.”
“Ruby Tuesday” was featured on the Stones’ 1967 album “Between the Buttons”. After it was released as a single, it became their fourth number-one hit in the US. Written by guitarist Keith Richards, he revealed that the lyrics were about fashion model Linda Keith who was his girlfriend in the 1960s. Frontman Mick Jagger called it “a wonderful song” with “a nice melody” and “lovely lyric”.