If You Really Want To Be My Friend

Album: It's Only Rock N' Roll (1974)
  • One of the slower songs on the album, it is probably about a girlfriend who the singer really loves, but she is interfering with his rock n' roll lifestyle. Another song with the same message is "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • The Stones used several different piano players over the years. This song features Nicky Hopkins, who also played with The Beatles, The Who, The Climax Blues Band, The Kinks, Jefferson Airplane and many others. >>
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    Johnny - Los Angeles, CA, for above 2

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  • José from Porto Alegre, BrazilSoul group Blue Magic performed backing vocals on If You Really Want To Be My Friend.
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