Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November 1966
Recording locations: Olympic Studios & Pye Studios, London, England
Producer: Andrew Oldham Engineer: Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1967, 1989-90, 1997-99, 2003, 2005-07, 2013-14, 2016, 2021
Bass: Bill Wyman
Bowed double bass: Bill Wyman & Keith Richards
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Brian Jones or Jack Nitzsche
Recorder: Brian Jones
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
(On Ruby Tuesday) I over-dubbed double-bass, with me selecting the notes and Keith bowing the strings.
It was probably written about Linda Keith not being there (laughs). I don't know, she had pissed off somewhere. It was very mournful, very, VERY Ruby Tuesday and it was a Tuesday.
Ruby Tuesday is a ballad, but with a strong beat. It's very melodic, very weird, with some strange things in it. I think I prefer that (side of the single). It may prove to be the side that everyone goes for.
I like the other side, Ruby Tuesday, better. The a-side is a dancy, strong beat and this is very melodic and sounds a bit like Chopin in parts.
Ruby Tuesday is good. I think that's a wonderful song. It's just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it.