The song began with Wyman playing organ at a recording session, in parody of the group’s former co-manager Eric Easton, who had been an organist. Charlie Watts accompanied the organ by playing a vaguely Middle Eastern drum part; Watts’ drum pattern became the basis for the final song. Brian Jones contributed the song’s signature sitar riff (having taught himself to play after a visit with George Harrison) and acoustic guitar, and Jagger contributed the lyrics, seemingly about a man mourning his dead girlfriend. The lead electric guitar and the background vocals are provided by Richards. The piano is played by Jack Nitzsche, unfortunately not in any way related to Friedrich Nietzsche, the famous German philosopher.
The bass was also overdubbed by Bill Wyman playing on the bass pedals of a Hammond B3 organ.
Richards has stated in an interview that the song was not intended to have a comma in its title, and that this was added by the record label.
Edited by El_Salvador7 on 9 Nov 2013, 17:51
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