The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" topped the charts on this date (August 23rd) in 1969. It's an often-covered classic, especially in concert where it's sure to get a crowd moving. This playlist highlights our five favorite versions of "Honky Tonk Women" in the Concert Vault.
1. We start with The Stones live in 1973, with Mick Taylor on lead guitar.
2. Elton John and his power trio sound like they could be playing in a Wild West saloon.
3. Big Country updated the tune for the '80s, with their massive, bagpipe-like guitar sound driving a rocking version of the song.
4 - 5. Con Hunley and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel) highlight the country-western flavor of Jagger/Richards' songwriting.