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Mick Taylor at 64: Still Unleashing “flourishes of virtuosic greatness”

By: Scott Wintrow
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The guy who sculpted that stunning guitar solo in “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” turns 64 today.

Mick Taylor was born on January 17, 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, England.

He was with the Rolling Stones from 1969 to 1974.

According to an article in The Guardian online, “he is regarded by many Stones aficionados as the best musician ever to play with the band”.

Mick joined his old bandmates on the Stones’ 50th anniversary shows at the O2 in London last year on November 25 and 29,  where he played on “Midnight Rambler” and also joined The Stones for their final 2012 show December 15th in Newark, New Jersey.

From micktaylor.com:

“…there was nothing quite like seeing Mick Taylor play with the Stones again. For his first time playing with the band on U.S. soil since 1981 (he played with them in London late last month), he emerged unassumingly and unannounced, but as soon as Richards launched into an 11-minute “Midnight Rambler,” Taylor unleashed flourishes of virtuosic greatness that were unmistakably him. As Jagger howled furious harp lines, Taylor rocked back and forth, grooving harder than he did on the entire 1972 tour while the band gave him plenty of room to stretch out. “Mick Taylor!” Jagger said afterward. “He’s great! Really good!”

Ya think? ;-)

 

 

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