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    RockChat Rewind with Joe Milliken
    On this day (July 5) in 1978 The Rolling Stones released their sixteenth studio album titled “Some Girls.” Recorded for Rolling Stones Records at Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris and produced by the Glimmer Twins (Mick and Keith), “Some Girls” was the first Stones album that featured guitarist Ronnie Wood as a full-time member, although he had contributed tracks to the Stones’ previous two albums “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll” and “Black and Blue” (1974 and 1976).
    “Black and Blue” had been somewhat of a disappointment, so the band went back to a straight-up rock band, without a stable of “guest musicians,” other than harmonica player “Sugar Blue” for the song “Miss You.” The results were an album that reached #1 on the Billboard album chart, where it remained for three weeks. It was nominated for a Grammy and became the band’s top-selling album in America. Critics called it their best album since 1972’s “Exile On Main Street.”
    Multiple singles cracked the top 40 including “Miss You” (#1), “Beast of Burden” (#8), “Respectable” (#23) and “Shattered” (#31), and the album hit the Top Ten in 15 countries. In 2011 a reissue was released with several bonus tracks, and “Some Girls” has gone on to sell over seven million copies worldwide