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ROLLING STONES TRIVIA: BYRON BERLINE

American fiddle player who guested on ‘Country Honk’ (from the LET IT BLEED album, 1969), and also on Bill Wyman’s first solo album MONKEY GRIP, released in 1974 (fiddle on ‘Pussy’ and ‘What A Blow’)
Of recording with the Stones, Berline recalled in a 1997 interview with BlueGrass West: “Gram Parsons suggested to them to get me to play on it, and I just barely knew him. This was in October of ’69… We went down to the studio, Electra Studios, in L.A. I was in the studio for a couple of passes through, and they said, ‘Hey, we want you to come in, we want to talk to you,’ and I thought, oh, they don’t like it, they’re going to dump it. But I went in and they said, ‘We want you to stand outside in the street on the sidewalk and record it . . . . we’ll get a nice ambiance, we think,’ and I kind of giggled and said, ‘Well, whatever you want to do.’ So that’s what we did. That’s where they got the car horn.”

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