No other band has stayed together longer!
The Rolling Stones are an English band whose RnB and rock & roll infused music became popular during the so-called British Invasion in the early 60s.
Incredibly, the band has stuck together ever since, they still tour and record together.
Although they were around at the same time as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Kinks. The Rolling Stones have outlived all these other bands, thoroughly living up to the English rock and roll lifestyle.
Approaching sixty years as a band, The Rolling Stones have gathered a catalogue of hits such as Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Wild Horses, Angie, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and Honky Tonk Women.
Angie was written three years before Hotel California
Angie is a single by The Rolling Stones, from their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.
Not the most obvious Rolling Stones track, Angie is one of those tracks that everybody knows without knowing it! This makes it an excellent choice for the cover band set-list.
If you think it sounds a bit like Hotel California by The Eagles, think again. Hotel California was released three years after Angie.
Reaching #1 in America and #5 in the UK, Angie was the biggest success of the Goats Head Soup album.
So, who is Angie? Some say Angie is a reference to Mick Jagger’s affair with David Bowie‘s girlfriend Angela but Mick has denied this on several occasions.
Mick instead refers to Keith, who actually wrote the song. Keith says he can clearly remember that it had something to do with his daughter who’s named Angela.
Many children of the 70s have been named after this classic Rolling Stones ballad.
Angie – Chords & Guitar Lessons
Angie’s chord progression constantly strives to go back to Am, which is chord VI. This makes the song in the key of Am.
All chords are very common, open position chords. The melody uses the Minor Pentatonic exclusively.
Angie – Lyrics
when will those clouds all disappear?
where will it lead us from here?
Go to Angie – Lyrics.