About The Author


Felix Aeppli was born in 1949. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland. A student of History and English, the author spent the academic year 1969/1970 in Great Britain as an assistant German teacher in two South Wales grammar schools. His graduate thesis was entitled Thomas Jefferson: The Urban Critic Of The City (1975). Felix Aeppli is also the author of the book Swiss Cinema, 1929-1964 (1981, in German). His published works on The Rolling Stones include the discographies Heart Of Stone (Ann Arbor, 1985), The Rolling Stones, 1962-1995: The Ultimate Guide (London, 1996) - both long out of print -, plus an up-dated and revised edition on CD-ROM (Zurich, 2003). A part-time employee in further education for Politics and Social Sciences, Felix Aeppli also repeatedly lectured at the Film Department of Zurich University and regularly writes for the «NZZ am Sonntag». In Spring, 2002, he was approached by this Zurich Sunday Newspaper to name his personal FORTY LICKS by The Rolling Stones. This was his choice:


1. Honky Tonk Women

2. Stray Cat Blues

3. Little Red Rooster

4. Child Of The Moon

5. Sympathy For The Devil

6. Sway

7. Dear Doctor

8. Dead Flowers

9. It’s All Over Now

10. The Last Time

11. Under The Boardwalk

12. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

13. Ruby Tuesday

14. Far Away Eyes

15. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

16. Brown Sugar

17. The Spider And The Fly

18. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

19. Tell Me

20. Tumbling Dice

21. Do Ya Think I Really Care?

22. Street Fighting Man

23. Down Home Girl

24. Backstreet Girl

25. Start Me Up

26. Who’s Been Sleeping Here?

27. Cry To Me

28. Sweethearts Together

29. Time Is On My Side

30. 19th Nervous Breakdown

31. Let It Bleed

32. Country Honk

33. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?

34. Thief In The Night

35. Winter

36. She’s A Rainbow

37. Sparks Will Fly

38. Rocks Off

39. Respectable

40. Off The Hook


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