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Keith Richards Dished on the Time The Rolling Stones Went to a Bar in Women’s Clothes

The Rolling Stones were often perceived as a macho band, but that didn’t stop them from dressing in a feminine way. For example, The Rolling Stones donned drag on the back sleeve of the single “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” Keith Richards discussed what happened when The Rolling Stones took the photos for the single.

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger putting his arm on Keith Richards' shoulder

The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards | Keystone/Getty Images

Keith Richards said The Rolling Stones did drag on a quiet afternoon

According to the book Keith Richards on Keith Richards: Interviews & Encounters, Richards discussed the single sleeve of “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” in a 1971 interview. “Jerry Schatzberg took the picture and Andrew ordered a truckload of costumes and Brian [Jones] just laid on me this incredible stuff,” he recalled. He just said, ‘Take this.’”