Readers' Poll: The Rolling Stones' 10 Greatest SongsYour picks include 'Wild Horses,' 'Tumbling Dice' and 'Paint It, Black'
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The Rolling Stones went through a bit of a creative dry spell after the release of their 1972 masterpiece, Exile on Main St. The follow-up album, Goats Head Soup, has its moments, but the group was clearly not operating at their peak. (Drugs had more than a little to do with the problem.) The album was still a big hit, driven partially by the huge success of the lead single, "Angie." The tender ballad shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in America.
For the past 40 years, fans have been trying to determine if "Angie" is about a particular woman. Some think it's about Angela Bowie, while others point to Angie Dickinson or Keith's daughter Angela. "It was not about any particular person," Keith himself wrote on his memoir, Life. "It was a name like, 'Ohhh, Diana.' I didn't know Angela was going to be called Angela when I wrote 'Angie.'"