Hold On To Your Hat

Album: Steel Wheels (1989)

Songfacts®:

  • Stones guitarist Ron Wood played bass on this song. Stones bass player Bill Wyman had to deal with the press after announcing his engagement to 18-year-old Mandy Smith, and was not available. Wyman, who started seeing Smith when she was 13, divorced her soon after their marriage.
  • Mick Jagger played some guitar on this, partly out of necessity because Wyman was out.
  • Jagger had most of this written when he met Keith Richards in Barbados to work on Steel Wheels in 1989.

Comments: 1

  • Chelsea from Nyc, OrThe screeching leadguitar is by Keith Richards.
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