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9 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics

#9. ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ was rewritten for breaking news

'Sympathy For The Devil' was rewritten for breaking news

Before The Rolling Stones started recording their devilish monologue on June 4th, 1968, Mick Jagger had his narrator shouting out, “Who killed Kennedy?” in one of the song’s most memorable lines. Then, on June 6th, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot in the kitchen of California’s Ambassador Hotel. Like a reporter on the breaking news desk, Jagger quickly rewrote his lyric to, “I shouted out, ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’” And after all, it was you and me. Source

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