The last original issue Rolling Stones single in the United States on the London label was the chart topping “Honky Tonk Women.”
If you are going to start your own label, it helps that the first single release on the Rolling Stone Label was one of the best rock songs in music history. “Brown Sugar” was was released May 1, 1971, and would spend two weeks at the top of the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
The Rolling Stones were arguably the best rock band of the 1960s and then Mick Taylor replaced Brian Jones as the second guitarist and they became one of the best, if not the best, rock band of all time. Taylor and Keith Richard may not have got along, but Taylor pushed Richard to be better.
“Brown Sugar” just rocks from beginning to end. An essential listening experience.