December 12, 2013, 9:54 am
ON THIS DAY in 1974, The Rolling Stones began sessions in Munich for what eventually became their 1976 “Black And Blue” album. On this same day, the band announced the departure of guitarist Mick Taylor, who had replaced founding member Brian Jones five years earlier. When asked of Taylor’s replacement, Mick Jagger quipped, “No doubt we can find a brilliant six-foot-three blonde guitarist who can do his own make-up.” The “Black And Blue” album was eventually recorded with several guitarists, including Wayne Perkins, Harvey Mandel and one Ron Wood (late of The Faces). It was Woody, who was neither blonde nor even close to six-foot-three, who eventually replaced Taylor. For more ON THIS DAY go to UncleJoe.com.