Ikette Claudia Lennear, rumored to be the inspiration for Mick Jagger's "Brown Sugar", often felt disconnect between her identity as an African American woman and her engagement with rock. Enjoy this excerpt of cultural anthropologist Maureen Mahon's Black Diamond Queens, courtesy of Duke University Press.
The Eurythmics co-founder gives an in-depth account of how he went from being a football-loving kid to one of our greatest writers and producers. And man, has he got a lot of friends.
Tony Richardson’s 1970 Down Under biopic Ned Kelly provides lovingly filmed scenery--including the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger--but, in this version of the folk legend, bad boy Ned seldom seems to be the “wild colonial boy”.
Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change.