August 17, 2022

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Keith Richards ‘couldn’t stand Rolling Stones hit track after we wrote it’ says Mick Jagger

As The Rolling Stones rejoice their sixtieth anniversary this yr, the BBC have produced a four-part documentary collection on the foursome, who misplaced drummer Charlie Watts final yr. Within the first episode of My Life as a Rolling Stone, targeted on Mick Jagger, the frontman remembered how the band realised they wanted to maneuver on from covers. Within the Sixties, he and Keith Richards quickly started a songwriting partnership to rival The Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

In archive footage, a younger Jagger shared: “In the event you take heed to all the favored songs ten years in the past, only a few of them really imply something or have any relation to what persons are doing. Songs didn’t have any relation to what persons are really spend their lives doing, like getting up, washing, going to work, coming again and feeling very screwed up about sure issues.”

Extremely it was one in every of The Rolling Stones’ all-time hits he wrote with Richards that the guitarist didn’t consider in at first.

Jagger shared: “There’s this motel in Clearwater, Florida and I keep in mind sitting with Keith and writing the track Satisfaction. [Our manager] Andrew Oldham stated, ‘This is sort of a primary single, that is nice!’ Keith was like, ‘I don’t actually prefer it. It could actually’t come out as a single.’ And it went to No 1 like immediately.

Richards’ iconic riff was written within the guitarist’s sleep, whereas the singer penned his lyrics for (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

The observe is without doubt one of the world’s hottest songs and continues to be a part of the encore at Rolling Stones live shows to today.

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The Rolling Stones are performing as soon as once more at BST Hyde Park in London this night. The band usually resolve their full set checklist simply after the sound test, earlier than Ronnie Wooden hand paints it on a canvas to be was a print and bought on their artwork retailer. On the live performance final weekend, the band completed their encore with Satisfaction, a lot to the group’s delight.

My Life as a Rolling Stone is streaming on BBC iPlayer.