A Conversation for 'Sticky Fingers' - The Rolling Stones Album Reviewed
Dan Started conversation Jul 28, 2003
"Sticky Fingers was also the first album in which the young blues guitarist Mick Taylor appeared as one of the Rolling Stones."
Mick Taylor joined the Stones in June 1969 and played on the albums Let It Bleed and Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out before Sticky Fingers. He somehow seems to have managed to play on that whole run of truly great Stones albums - Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street, Goat's Head Soup and It's Only Rock'n'Roll. Not bad for just a five year stint out of something like 40 years in the life of the band, so far.
Good article though!
tonemonkey(Steve Cooper, of BLiM fame (?!) contact me!) Posted Jul 28, 2003
Were all of John Mayalls protoges destined for greatness in the sixties? That man really had an ear for picking out a great guitarist, Clapton and Peter Green coming from the same band prior to Mick. If anyone wants to check out some great early Mick go get the bluesbreakers album "Blues from Laurel Canyon" It's great stuff and for those of us who like to jam along all the keys are on the sleave!
Dan Posted Jul 29, 2003
I seem to remember that Mick Fleetwood and John McVie were Mayall's rhythm section at one point too? Him and The Yardbirds (Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page) must have both had excellent apprenticeship schemes I reckon.
compo Posted Jul 29, 2003
Don't know if it's still available - probably deleted by now - but Mick released an album a few years ago titled "A Stones Throw",presumably giving an acknowledgment to his days in the Stones.
Saw him in concert in Barnstaple,North Devon, about 11 years ago and played a few Stones numbers as well as some original stuff.Good show,though.Does anyone know if he is still recording and/or touring?
tonemonkey(Steve Cooper, of BLiM fame (?!) contact me!) Posted Jul 29, 2003
John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were in the band. They got replaced for a couple of gigs by Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce ( I don't think they were in the band at the same time though) and that as we know led to Cream. Were the beatles the only band not to benefit from the bluesbreakers in the sixties or seventies? The yardbirds wouldn't have got Beck or Page without Clapton leaving to join! John Mayall is the father of modern music???
I forgot about While My Guitar Gently Weeps, even the Beatles owe him something
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