Who’s On Guitar?
On this day (1/18/65) the Rolling Stones recorded “Play With Fire” at RCA Studios in Hollywood. One cool thing about the song is the acoustic guitar, beautiful yet almost haunting isn’t it? What most people don’t know is neither Keith nor Mick is playing guitar on the song, it’s Phil Spector. Long before Phil became the engineering/producer/songwriting guru of R&R, he was a member of the TeddyBears of “To Know Him Is To Love Him” fame. Phil actually wrote that song about his recently deceased Father. In fact “To Know Him Is To Love Him” is inscribed on his Father’s tombstone. In the video, you’ll see & hear some of the songs Phil produced. A true genius.