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November 9, 2011 1:00 PM ET
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All Six Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Rolling Stones - Deluxe Collector’s Edition
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The Rolling Stones are getting together to jam in a London studio as fans around the world impatiently await news of the band's 50th anniversary plans. Until such time, a new two-DVD set capturing the band's six Ed Sullivan Show performances is a welcome look back at the Rolling Stones' live performance legacy, and we're giving away five copies in our Rolling Stone sweepstakes. See official rules here.

Five lucky readers will each win: One (1) copy of 'All Six Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Rolling Stones - Deluxe Collector's Edition' DVD. The episodes featured in this set also include performances from Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Muppets, Tom Jones and more.

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Song Stories

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

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