Released on this day in 1968, Beggars Banquet is the seventh British and ninth American studio album by The Rolling Stones. The album was a return to roots rock for the band following the psychedelic pop of their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request. The album cover photo of a bathroom wall full of graffiti (at a Porsche dealership in Los Angeles) was rejected record company, ultimately replacing it with a plain white cover with italic black print in the mode of a formal invitation. The album was delayed for months as a result, and the original art didn't surface until the Eighties when it would be reissued on CD. It would end up being the last Stones album to be released during Brian Jones' lifetime. Featuring songs like "Sympathy For The Devil" and "Street Fighting Man" the album has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
To celebrate, check out the unboxing of the new 50th Anniversary Edition of this landmark release.