Originally posted by Fowllyd
Originally posted by saintbletch
That's a really nice version.
Are you suggesting (conspiracy) that it wasn't written by Jagger/Richards? How would that be explained?
My mate Halo (the other one) is always trying to get me to listen to Gram Parsons. Haven't heard enough to be knowledgeable though.
Well, Gram was very matey indeed with Keith (apparently Anita Pallenberg didn't much care for Gram, but that's another matter). They hung out together, did a load of drink and drugs and all the usual rock star bit. The song itself is reckoned to have been written for Gram by Jagger and Richards; both he and the Stones recorded it. However, there are those who were around at the time, and particularly those closer to Gram, who reckon that the writing credit should either include him or just be Parsons. I guess that if the song was published by Jagger and Richards' publisher, it would have been attributed to them and copyrighted as such. Gram would quite likely have been way t ofar off his face to notice.
Your mate, the other Halo, is clearly a man of great taste and discernment.
He really is.
He's 10+ year's older than me, so my musical tastes / appreciation have been strtetched further back in time than they otherwise would be.
I've got a lot to thank him for.