5/22/71: Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" Hits #1

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A week after the release of The Rolling Stones 11th American Release (and eighth British) "Sticky Fingers" topped the Charts. Here's a list of some of the many cool facts and Firsts, this record would produce.  In my humble opinion one of their best!

-The First Stones release of the '70's

-The First release on their new "Rolling Stones Records" label

-The First full-length appearance by guitarist Mick Taylor

 -The First album on which Mick Jagger is credited with playing guitar. (Rhythm Guitar on 'Sway")

-The First usage of the soon-to-be-iconic,  "tongue & lips" logo of Rolling Stones Records, (originally designed by John Pasche in 1970)

-The First Vinyl LP cover to feature a working zipper and perforations around the belt buckle that opened to reveal a sub-cover image of cotton briefs. The artwork was conceived by Andy Warhol, photography was by Billy Name and design was by Craig Braun. 

Oh, and for the First of Four Weeks, it hit #1 on this date (5/22/71) a week after its release in 1971.

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