Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor turns 71 years old today (January 17th). He was only there for a few years but did a lot of great work.  There were lots of rockers but their ex-guitarist considers Angie on Goat’s Head Soup, one of the band’s best ballads. Although session piano player Nicky Hopkins plays the lead instrument on it, former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor has fond memories of their classic cut “Angie.”

“Well, that’s kind of Mick Jagger in a ballady kind of mood, isn’t it? That’s a lot of people’s favorite Rolling Stones song, which is kind of surprising, ‘cause when you think of The Rolling Stones you don’t think of ballads. But you know, they have written some good ballads, too. That’s probably the prime example of a good Rolling Stones ballad.” 

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