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The Rolling Stones phase out popular hit ‘Brown Sugar’

Mick Jagger told Los Angeles Times That the band had phased out the song from their concert lineup.

“We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, ‘We’ll just take this out for now and see how it goes,'” he said. “We can put it back in.”

Keith Richards told the Times that he hoped to be able to play some version of the song in the future.

“I’m with the sisters trying to find out where the beef is. Didn’t they know it was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. Right now I don’t want this Get into conflict with all the sh**,” he said. “But I hope we’ll be able to resurrect Babe in all of her glory somewhere along the track.”

Released in 1971, the opening lines of “Brown Sugar” refer to a woman being sold into slavery and whipped around midnight. The song includes “brown sugar” in the chorus, referring to black women asking, “How do you taste so good?”

Critics have railed against the song for years.Condemns violent and stereotypical depictions of black women.
“I’ll never write that song anymore,” Jagger told Rolling Stone in 1995. “I’ll probably censor myself.”
The Rolling Stones are currently on their “No Filter Tour,” with stops in North American cities scheduled through November. this is First tour for the group Since the death of the band’s late drummer Charlie Watts.




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