The Rolling Stones, 'Sympathy for the Devil'
The Stones learned of Kennedy's death backstage at the British TV show Ready, Steady Go! which featured the band for the second time on Nov. 22, 1963. (That same day, the Beatles performed two shows at a theatre called The Globe in England.) Five years later, Mick Jagger, partly inspired by French poet Charles Baudelaire, began writing a song in which the devil brags about the nasty deeds he'd committed. The line "I shouted out, 'Who killed Kennedy?' was changed to "who killed the Kennedys" because JFK's brother, Robert, was assassinated during the song's recording.