From the start, the Beatles and the Stones were made out to be big rivals. Actually, they mixed it up musically on a surprising number of occasions.
“Aftermath,” “Tattoo You,” “Sticky Fingers,” “Exile on Main Street”… The competition within the Stones catalog is tough! So which album is their very best?
Manny’s Music and Sam Ash were the heart of NYC’s music scene. Rock stars, jingle guys, blues musicians all shopped there. And oh, the stories to tell.
They auditioned one guitarist after another – which added to the flavor of this 1976 album – but Ronnie Wood won out. Carly Simon helped, too.
Occasionally, the Stones brought in outside musicians to help. Who can forget Eric Clapton on “Little Red Rooster” or Sonny Rollins on “Waiting for a Friend”?