The Rolling Stones released their legendary 11th studio album ‘Sticky Fingers’ 50 years ago this today on April 30, 1971.
‘Sticky Fingers’ was the first album The Rolling Stones released on their own label, Rolling Stones Records. It was also the first album to feature their trademark tongue-and-lips logos.The album was the second to feature guitarist Mick Taylor, and their first album without founding member and guitarist Brian Jones, who was dismissed prior to his death in 1969.
‘Sticky Fingers’ featured Stones standards like “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” and “Dead Flowers.”
Keith Richards recalled his memories of those ‘Sticky Fingers’ sessions:
"Each track has certain memories and you remember who was there and, you know, when my guitar fell apart during 'Brown Sugar' or something. But overall I just have a really good recollection of those sessions at the time. It was a good one."
‘Sticky Fingers’ was certified triple-platinum and also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was the first Rolling Stones album to reach #1 in both the U.K. and the U.S.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]