Rolling Stones’ ‘Little Red Rooster’ Turns 50!

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"3. The “theme” mentioned above resides in the Southern belief that a rooster is the peacekeeper of the barnyard. Memphis Minnie even included a full-throated rooster crow imitation that would put Peter Pan to shame, and lead to the habit of making animal sounds on future recordings of “Little Red Rooster.” Many homes in the American South are decorated with images of barnyard roosters, based on the belief that the rooster will bring peace to the household.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"2. The Rolling Stones were heavily influenced by artists who recorded with Chess Records. They even created their band name from a Muddy Waters tune, and started out their career playing covers of blues tunes. Everyone was sort of fine with this, Dixon himself saying, “I left lots of tapes when I was over there [in London … I told] them anybody who wanted to could go and make a blues song. That’s how the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds got their songs.” As for The Rolling Stones, they chose “Little Red Rooster” because simply because they liked the song. “The reason we recorded ‘Little Red Rooster’ isn’t because we want to bring blues to the masses. We’ve been going on and on about blues, so we thought it was about time we stopped talking and did something about it,” Mick Jagger said at the time. “We liked that particular song, so we released it. We’re not on the blues kick as far as recording goes. The next record will be entirely different, just as all the others have been.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"1.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Rock and Roll Hall of Fame","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The Doors","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":",","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Tom Petty","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"and the Heartbreakers","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Z.Z. Hill","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Grateful Dead","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Big Mama Thornton","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"the Persuasions","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Pussy Galore","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"the Roosters","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'Courtesy of'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname +; var base_url = '/rolling-stones-little-red-rooster-turns-50/'; var next_gallery = '/songwriter-gerry-goffin-dead-75/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Rolling Stones’ ‘Little Red Rooster’ Turns 50!"; var path = base_url