The Last Time
Written by: Jagger/Richards
Originally recorded by: The Rolling Stones
This was inspired by a 1955 Gospel song of the same name by The Staples Singers. Many Gospel fans felt The Stones ripped it off, since The Staples Singers never got any royalties from it. Since it is a traditional song (meaning no one owns the rights to it), many artists have recorded it, but The Stones were a very high-profile band that had success reworking songs by black artists into hits. Many people believe The Stones should have compensated The Staples Singers because it was based on their version of the song.
This song has also been covered by The Who, Jose Feliciano and Dwight Yoakam
Rick Springfield covered this song in concert:
|Footnote - the background picture was taken in Columbus, OH on 11/15/01 by Renata Hearn, around the time of the performance of this song.|