what band release the hit song “ruby tuesday” in 1967?
“Ruby Tuesday” was released as the B-side to “Let’s Spend the Night Together” on January 1967.  Due to the controversial nature of the A-side’s lyrics, “Ruby Tuesday” earned more airplay and ended up charting higher in both the UK and the US.  The song topped the American Billboard Hot 100 chart, while reaching number three in the UK’s Record Retailer chart, which listed “Let’s Spend The Night Together”/”Ruby Tuesday” as a double A-side.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song number 310 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 
According to Richards’s autobiography, Life, the song was written about his girlfriend Linda Keith. Linda had taken up with Jimi Hendrix, and had got involved with drugs. She left Richards, and he tried to get her back. He eventually went to her parents and told them she was going down a dark path. Linda’s father went to New York to collect her, and by order of court she was grounded. Richards reports that Linda regarded this as a betrayal, and they did not speak again for many years. According to Richards’s autobiography, Linda Keith survived, brought up a family, and now lives in New Orleans. 
Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #310 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song title was the source of the restaurant chain of the same name.
Keith Richards of ‘The Rolling Stones’ in January 1967.; (Photo by Monitor Picture Library/Photoshot/Getty Images)
“It’s just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it,” said Mick Jagger in an interview with Jann Wenner in 1995.
She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don’t matter if it’s gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows
She comes and goes
Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition) is out now:
Mick Jagger – lead vocals, backing vocals, tambourine
Keith Richards – double bass (bowing strings), 12 string acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Brian Jones – recorder
Bill Wyman – double bass (fingers on fingerboard), bass guitar
Charlie Watts – drums
Jack Nitzsche- piano
Single by The Rolling Stones from the album Flashpoint
Released 24 May 1991
Format 7″ vinyl, cassette
Recorded 27 February 1990
Label Rolling Stones
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey
and The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
“Ruby Tuesday” (1991)
“Love Is Strong” (1994)