Mick Jagger and “The Rolling Stones”, performing “Paint It Black”.
“Paint It Black” (originally released as “Paint It, Black”) is a song recorded by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it is an uptempo song with Indian, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European influences featuring a sitar part played by multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones. The song was released as a single on 7 May 1966 in the United States by London Records and 13 May in the United Kingdom by Decca Records. It was included as the opening track on the American version of the band’s 1966 studio album Aftermath.