I AM SORRY TO SEE HIM GO > SAYS MICK JAGGER
GUITARIST Mick Taylor’s press statement upon leaving the Rolling Stones in December 1974 read: “The last five-and-a-half years with the Stones have been very exciting and proved to be a most inspiring period. And as far as my attitude to the other four members is concerned, it is one of respect for them, both as musicians and as people. I have nothing but admiration for the group, but I feel now is the time to move on and do something new”.
Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone magazine “I’m sorry to see him go, but I think people should be free to do what they want”.
Mick Taylor (pictured) briefly joined a group formed by bass player Jack Bruce, who used to play with Eric Clapton in Cream > but this and other musical adventures he became involved with never really took off.
Taylor joined the Rolling Stones for guest appearances at many gigs during the band’s 50th anniversary tour of America in 2013.
He was replaced by Ron Wood, previously with Rod Stewart and The Faces.