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"Dead Flowers" is the ninth track from the album "Sticky Fingers" released by the Rolling Stones in 1971. The Recording of "Dead Flowers" took place in April 1970 at the Olympic Studios in London and was written during the period when the Stones were stepping into country music territory, when Richards's friendship with Gram Parsons was influencing his songwriting. Both Richards and Mick Taylor contribute the 'honky-tonk' style lead guitar lines throughout the album version. Richards's choppier fills act primarily as a response to Jagger's vocal lines during the verses, while Taylor's more fluid licks counteract with the vocals of the chorus. It is Taylor who performs the guitar solo in place of a third verse.