This week in... 1971
THE SONG: Brown Sugar
THE ARTIST: The Rolling Stones
Scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright / Hear him whip the women just around midnight / Brown sugar how come you taste so good? / Brown sugar just like a young girl should
This chart-topping hit was reportedly inspired by lead vocalist Mick Jagger's secret former flame and American singer-writer Marsha Hunt and was originally named "Black P*****".
The first single from Stones' 11th US studio album Sticky Fingers, it shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed there for two weeks.
THAT WAS THEN...
Ever wondered how that famous tongue-and-red-lips logo came about?
Designed by English designer John Pasche in 1970, it was first created as a logo for their record label Rolling Stones Records but went on to become synonymous with the English rock band.
Pasche had reportedly said then that it represented "the band's anti-authoritarian attitude, Mick's mouth and the obvious sexual connotations".
It first appeared in the album sleeve of Sticky Fingers.
THIS IS NOW...
Nearly five decades after Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards' infamous 1967 drug bust, a movie based on it is set to follow.
Jagger and Richards were arrested after a police raid and then given prison sentences, which were later lifted. They were represented by English lawyer Michael Havers, whose actor-son Nigel is the man behind this upcoming film.
The Rolling Stones, also comprising drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood, resumed their 14 On Fire Tour on May 26, two months after the death of Jagger's longtime fashion designer girlfriend L'Wren Scott.