Today on ‘Tickets @ 2’ it’s “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics. According to Bill Wyman, the lyrics were partially inspired by a back-up singer named Claudia Linnear who was one of Ike Turner’s backup singers in the Ikettes. Jagger met her when the Stones toured with the Ike & Tina Turner Review in 1969.
American born singer Marsha Hunt is also cited by many as the inspiration for the song. She and Jagger met when she was a member of the cast of Hair, with their relationship closely guarded until 1972, resulting in a daughter, Karis.
The Stones recorded the song at the Atlantic Records studio in Sheffield, Alalbama, known as the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
When we play it between two and three we’ll take lucky caller 13 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see The Spinners, Friday August 23rd at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles.