Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar" May 1st 1971

posted by Andy Preston - 

In 1971 "Brown Sugar" single is released. It would reach number one in the US and number two in the UK. Although the lyrics were the subject of much controversy, Mick Jagger would later tell Rolling Stone, "God knows what I'm on about on that song. It's such a mishmash. All the nasty subjects in one go... I never would write that song now." Hear it at 3:20pm on Gater's Classic Cuts.

Why May 1st Matters In Rock History
Why May 1st Matters In Rock History
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Click to see the Rolling Stone do "Brown Sugar" on a flatbed truck rolling through Manhattan in 1975!

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