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"Under My Thumb" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones. Its first appearance was as an album track on 1966's Aftermath, though the Stones played it at a Ready Steady Go! programme in December 1964, Although it was never released as a single, it is one of the band's more popular songs from the period, appearing frequently on best-of compilations.

It was during a performance of the song at the infamous 1969 Altamont Free Concert that the Hells Angels who were guarding the Stones stabbed Meredith Hunter to death. The events appear in the Gimme Shelter movie.[1]

"Under My Thumb" was featured prominently by the band on their 1981 USA Tour and 1982 European tour as the opening number at each concert. The Stones have played the song sporadically on subsequent tours in 1997-98 and 2006.

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Label:  London Records
Release Date:  April 15, 1966
Song Writer:  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
ArtistThe Rolling Stones
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