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INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was converted to Black and White.) Musician Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs onstage during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 7, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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The Rolling Stones: “Brown Sugar”

The Hook: Mick Jagger becomes — literally – a sugar daddy.

Album: Sticky Fingers

Year: 1971

Writer: Mick Jagger

Stats: “Brown Sugar,” the band’s first release on its own Rolling Stone Records, topped the U.S. charts for two weeks in mid-1971.

The Background: Singer Marsha Hunt was reputedly the subject of, and the inspiration for, this song. In between the recording of “Brown Sugar” at Muscle Shoals in Alabama and its release as a 45, Hunt gave birth to Jagger’s first child, a daughter they named Karis.

Keith Richards: “‘Brown Sugar’ is basically Mick’s song. He basically wrote the whole thing.” :06

Charlie Watts on “Brown Sugar.” OC:…funny way. :13

“Some songs are good to play and some songs are awkward even though they’re not hard to play. You know they don’t fall the same. ‘Brown Sugar’ is one of them. Well it swings a lot actually, in a sort of funny way.”

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