This week, specifically on July 7th, marks the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary of their first show ever at London’s Marquee Jazz Club, when they were billed as the Rollin’ Stones. It’s a profoundly nostalgic moment in music history, and throughout the month of July, BBC 6Music will be celebrating the occasion by having some of the station’s personal favorite bands play Rolling Stone tracks.
Participating in the event is the Walkmen covering “Blue Turns to Grey” from the 1965 album December’s Children (And Everybody’s). Their cover is strikingly faithful to the original, an appropriate decision in light of the cover’s purpose. Stream below.
The Walkmen – Blue Turns to Grey (Rolling Stones cover)
Listen to more from the Walkmen here.