Music History

Published on June 14th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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This is the Version of “Brown Sugar” Keith Richards Wanted the Rolling Stones to Release

Songs go through all kinds of permutations before they reach what seems to be its final form. That’s why it’s so much fun to go back and examine how famous songs evolved. Take, for example, this take of the Stones’ “Brown Sugar” with Eric Clapton on slide guitar. Would this have been as big a hit as the version we all know?

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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