“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones

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“(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones
As Keith Richards, the riff’s writer, explained to NPR, “I go to bed as usual with my guitar, and I wake up the next morning, and I see that the tape is run to the very end. And I think, ‘Well, I didn’t do anything. Maybe I hit a button when I was asleep.’ So I put it back to the beginning and pushed play, and there, in some sort of ghostly version, is [the opening lines to ‘Satisfaction’]. After that, there’s 40 minutes of me snoring.”

- Guitar Player Magazine