Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Wild horses, we'll ride them someday"

Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger!! He's 66 today.

My two all-time favorite Rolling Stones songs are "Angie" and "Wild Horses." Since Rock and Roll History already has "Angie" covered, I'll show ya a live performance of "Wild Horses" from 1976:

On a related note, why did it take me reading this month's Rolling Stone to hear about Allen Klein's death?! He died on July 4th at the age of 77 from Alzheimer's. In case you didn't know, he was most popular as being manager of the Beatles and the Stones. He was somewhat, shall we say, controversial...

Taken from the article in RS:
Mick Jagger chased Klein down the hallway of a London hotel screaming, "Where's my fucking money?" Klein was the subject of a number of scathing songs by former clients... By 1970, the Stones had fired him (the band alleged that, among other things, he had placed its advance cash in his own company's account).

I think we'll take Sean's idea and do albums from 1968 in the next post. Stay tuned! :)


rock and roll history said...

I didn't hear about Klien's death until reading it in RS either...

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Back in the mid-90s, when my daughter was in high school, she came to me and said, "Mom, you have to listen to this song." It was "Wild Horses." I'll never forget how excited she was about it, and the fact that she actually thought she was turning me to something I hadn't heard a million times before! It never gets old, though. What a beautiful song.

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