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The Rolling Stones: “Wild Horses”

The Hook: Take these horses and write me some verses, Mick.

Album: Sticky Fingers

Year: 1971

Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Stats: Peaked at number-28 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Background: As with “Satisfaction” before it, Keith started the song, then handed it off to Mick, as he explains:

Keith Richards on writing The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” OC:…next song. :16

“Very elegant structure on it and it was also a good bit of team work with Mick and me, because I had the song and I had ‘Wild Horses’ etcetera. And it was another one of those, really, ‘Okay, where are you going to take these horses Mick? You write the verses and I’ll carry on, mate, and write the next song.”

The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses - Live On Copacabana Beach

The Rolling Stones played in front of 1.5million people, the biggest concert of all time, at Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro, on the 18th February 2006. To celebrate the beginning of our 50th anniversary year, on 12th July 2012 we are letting our fans watch this historic concert in its entirety.