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Mick Taylor Pens Stones Chronicle

The fact the Rolling Stones managed to carry-on after losing Mick Taylor is no great surprise. Ron Wood and Keith Richards are hardly slouches.  But a lot of people still believe the Stones were never better than they were with Taylor.  Five of the group's most monumental albums - Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street, Goat's Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'n Roll, became iconic releases in good part because of the role Taylor played in them.  Jagger/Richards deserved and got song writing credit, but Taylor's contribution to the group's sound on those albums cannot be overstated.  His decision to walk away from it all is central to the book he plans to write.  He told BANG Showbiz that the band began to buy into its own PR as it became more and more successful . The resulting dynamic was something he was not prepared to deal with day in and day out.  As to whether he will divulge inner secrets about the group, Taylor says Keith Richards has pretty much covered all of that in his recent autobiography, Life.

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