Rolling Stones Rhythm Guitarist
February 6, 2012 by staff
Rolling Stones Rhythm Guitarist, FORMER Rolling Stones star Mick Taylor says he’s put his health problems aside. The legendary guitarist had to scrap an eagerly-awaited appearance near Perth at the Green Hotel back in October 2010 due to medical issues – but he’s now fit and raring to go ahead of a rearranged show at the Kinross venue on March 10.
Taylor told Music Scene in an exclusive interview that he’s planning to unveil his new band at the Fifestock event, which will be his only Scottish date.
“I’ve been rehearsing in London, playing with different musicians and gradually putting a band together,” he explained.
“I’m looking to play as much guitar as I possibly can. I’m off to Germany in a few days’ time where I’ll be playing with the piano player Ben Waters and Charlie Watts in their boogie-woogie rhythm and blues band.
“We’re doing five shows and I can’t wait to start playing. I have never been a hundred percent healthy but I’m doing the best I can.
“I’m looking forward.”
Now aged 63, Taylor was recently ranked one of the top 40 guitarists of all-time in Rolling Stone magazine.
After a stint with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, he joined The Rolling Stones in 1969 as the replacement for Brian Jones.
Taylor stayed with the band until December 1974 when he opted to join Cream legend Jack Bruce in the wake of strained working relations with Stones mainman Keith Richards.
His first show with the band was a free concert in London’s Hyde Park in July ‘69 in front of an estimated 250,000 fans
“It was an astonishing event,” he says, looking back at the show.
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