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Little T and A


The Rolling Stones

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Keith Richards sang the lead vocal on this one. Said Richards: "It's about every good time I've had with somebody I'd met for a night or two and never seen again."
First recorded at the Emotional Rescue sessions in 1979, its working title was "Bulldog."
This song is an interesting case where the title is never quite mentioned in the lyrics, but instead it's "she's my little rock & roll." The title also gets written as "Little T & A." The letters refer to "tits and ass," naturally.
Since this song is a tribute to all rock groupies, there's the 1970 documentary Groupies, all about just these such people, including the infamous Cynthia Plaster Caster. Groupies have an oft-misunderstood place in rock history; many of them present the defense that they serve an active role in providing what little nurturing a celebrity can have when they're on the road staying in 200+ hotel rooms per year. Some of them, such as Sid Vicious' FWB Nancy Spungen, become what many would call a surrogate "road wife," traveling from city to city with the band.

And while we're on groupies and the Stones, one of the most famous Stone-groupies is Chris O'Dell, who trysted with both Richards and Jagger amongst many others. And here's a Telegraph article telling some of her story and announcing her biography. Yes, there she is right in the photo with Richards - she was one of the women Richards was singing about!
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Comments (10):

The video of the song posted here is lousy. Keith has a terrible voice and this proves it. Great song, though.
- Guy, Benson, NC
Keith has 3 daughters with 2 of them named Theodora and Alexandra. He calls them his Little T and A.
- Caitlyn, Metuchen, NJ
Love this song and I love him, have done for 51 years
- Carol, Melbourne, Australia
I think Keith should stick to singing this and "Happy".
- Danny, Your Town, IA
Keith was like the biggest $lut rocker ever. Seriouly, just look at songs like this, or Star Star.
- Ben, Chelsea, ME
When I saw them perform this, Keith was so drunk he couldn't remember the lyrics, so he just mumbled and occastionally yelled "Baby! Baby!" throughout it.
- Bill, Erie, PA
I like this song, because its exactly what almost every girl wants, a great body and soul too.
- car, tulsa, OK
Best line: The pool's in but the patio ain't dry!
- Terry, Richardson, TX
Recorded in January & February 1979. Released on the album Tattoo You on August 24, 1981
Lead Vocal: Keith Richards Electric Guitars: Keith Richards, Ron Wood Drums: Charlie Watts Bass: Bill Wyman (?) or Keith Richards (?) Piano: Ian Stewart Backing Vocals: Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger
- Ted, Loveland, CO
I really like this song - i think its one of keith's best.
- rhett, Melbourne, Australia
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