The Rolling Stones Take On Traffic Producer

Jimmy Miller will produce their next singles and, in all likelihood, their next LP

Jimmy Miller, producer for the band Traffic, photographed in studio in in the late 60s.
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April 6, 1968

The Rolling Stones have made an informal arrangement with Jimmy Miller, producer of the Traffic album, to produce their next single recordings and most probably, their next LP. Since their break last year with Andrew Loog Oldham, the Stones have been producing themselves, with the result of one notably abortive record, Their Satanic Majesties Request.

"It's not a definite thing on a business basis," Miller said in London, "but we are going to get together and record and let the respective managers sort things out.

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"Mick Jagger contacted me and said he liked the things I did with Traffic. He had been producing the Stones but says he doesn't want to be on two sides of the control room window now. I'm very excited and it's all I've been thinking about for weeks.

"I've got a couple of tunes Mick and Keith have written which sound very good," concluded Miller. "We'll be recording extensively in March and April."

Miller is from New York City and has been in England since the fall of 1966. Since then he has recorded both the Spencer Davis Group and Stevie Winwood's Traffic.

This story is from the April 6th, 1968 issue of Rolling Stone.

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