Last night's excellent Mad Men episode ("Tea Leaves") featured Don Draper and Harry Crane's funny attempt to snag the Rolling Stones for a Heinz commercial. Based on the dialogue in the show, the concert seems to be from July 2, 1966. The Stones played that night at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York. Their latest single from the Aftermath album -- "Mother's Little Helper" -- had just come out that day in America, although it doesn't appear to have made the band's setlist. So here it is, Mad Men and Rolling Stones fans -- "Mother's Little Helper," featuring Brian Jones playing that distinctive guitar part on his Vox 12-string Mando-Guitar.
Faithful Mad Men viewers should remember all the way back to last Sunday's episode, which featured Don Draper making a pitch to win the Life cereal account. Too bad his idea "Eat Life by the Bowlful" idea didn't win, because the pitch used by Quaker Oats in the early '60s was much more...odd. Mmm mmm, how 'bout those pro-tee-ins! They sure are most useful. For a more in-depth look at Life's pre-Mikey advertising, check out Eater.