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The Rolling Stones

Gimme Shelter

  • Rock
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  • Pop
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song from
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1964

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“Gimme Shelter” is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones. It first appeared as the opening track on the band’s 1969 album Let It Bleed. Although the first word was spelled “Gimmie” on that album, subsequent recordings by the band and other musicians have made “Gimme” the customary spelling. The Rolling Stones first played the song live in 1969 at Pop Go the Sixties. “Gimme Shelter” was placed at #38 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It's just a shot away ... War, children, it's just a shot away ... It's just a kiss away

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This song is listed #38 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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