Today in Music History: The Stones Record "Brown Sugar"


Ozzy Osbourne is 64 today.

"Moon River" crooner Andy Williams was born today back in 1927. Williams passed away in September of this year.

Today In:

1976 - An attempt was made on Bob Marley's life when seven gunmen burst into his Kingston home, injuring Marley, his wife Rita and manager Don Taylor. The attack was believed to be politically motivated.

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2007 - Diana Ross and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson both collected awards for "contributions to US culture" at a ceremony in Washington, attended by President Bush. Hootie and the Blowfish paid tribute to Brian Wilson with a medley of some of the Beach Boys' best-known songs.

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History Highlight:

Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones recorded "Brown Sugar" at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a US & UK No.1. An alternative version was recorded in December of 1970 at Olympic Studios in London, featuring appearances by Al Kooper on piano and Eric Clapton on slide guitar. The alternative version is widely available on bootleg recordings; Keith Richards considered releasing this version on the album Sticky Fingers, mostly for its more spontaneous atmosphere, but decided on the original in the end.

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