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Trivia Q & A # 26 - 2015

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Q. Who did Keith Richards write the song ‘You Got The Silver’ for?

A. Former partner Anita Pallenburg (and mother of his 3 children), after she allegedly had an affair with Mick Jagger.

“You Got the Silver” is a song by English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from their 1969 album Let It Bleed. It was also released as the b-side to the “Let It Bleed” single in Japan.

Recorded on 18 February 1969, “You Got the Silver” is the first Stones song to feature guitarist Keith Richards on solo lead vocal throughout (Richards previously sang separate lead vocals on parts of “Something Happened to Me Yesterday” from Between the Buttons and “Salt of the Earth” from Beggars Banquet).[2] One of Richards’ own compositions, “You Got the Silver” is said to be written about his then-girlfriend Marcella Ramos.

“ Hey babe, you got my soul, You got the silver, you got the gold
A flash of love has made me blind, I don’t care, no, that’s no big surprise”

It is the last Stones recording with Brian Jones to be released. He plays autoharp, one of his two appearances on the album. The band recorded a version of the song with Jagger on lead, but opted to use Richards’ version for the official release. The Jagger version has since become a well-known bootleg recording.


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kevin says: July 10, 2022 at 2:03 pm | Reply

very interesting