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The Rolling Stones record (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 48 years ago today

  |  May 12, 2013

Mick Jagger (C), Keith Richards (L) and Charlie Watts (R) perform with the Rolling Stones at the O2 Arena in London November 25, 2012. The Stones took to the stage on Sunday after a five-year hiatus to celebrate the golden jubilee of one of the most successful and enduring bands in rock and roll history. Now in their mid-60s to early 70s, lead singer Jagger, guitarists Richards and Ronnie Wood and drummer Watts were joined by former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor for concerts in London and the United States. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
TOBY MELVILLE
Mick Jagger (C), Keith Richards (L) and Charlie Watts (R) perform with the Rolling Stones at the O2 Arena in London November 25, 2012. The Stones took to the stage on Sunday after a five-year hiatus to celebrate the golden jubilee of one of the most successful and enduring bands in rock and roll history. Now in their mid-60s to early 70s, lead singer Jagger, guitarists Richards and Ronnie Wood and drummer Watts were joined by former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor  for concerts in London and the United States. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

48 years ago today a bourgeoning English group called The Rolling Stones entered the RCA Hollywood Studios to record (I Canít Get No) Satisfaction.

The 1965 song went on to become their first American chart-topper and a rock classic.

In interviews guitarist Keith Richards said the iconic riff came to him in the middle of the night.

Inspired, he promptly woke up and grabbed his guitar and recorded the riff on a cassette player, uttering the legendary phrase I Canít Get No Satisfaction.

Today also holds bittersweet memories for front-man Mick Jagger.

42 years ago today - in 1971 - he married first wife, the† Nicaraguan model Bianca Macias at St Tropez Town Hall.

The invite list included the rest of the band as well as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Eric Clapton.

The couple divorced in 1978.