The ballad, of course, was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but was released first by Faithfull in 1964 before the Stones dropped their own version a year later.
In addition to the song, Faithfull also had a well-publicized relationship with Jagger which began nearly 50 years ago--the likes of which was almost eerily reflected in Swift's fresh and pretty duet/dance with the classic rock frontman on Chicago's United Center stage. Swift's long blond hair and mod romper combined to make her a visual dead ringer for the gamine '60s-era Faithfull.
"Filing this under 'never in my wildest dreams'. Thank you @RollingStones for inviting me to Chicago to sing with you.," Swift tweeted after the performance. She also added a photo of herself with Jagger, with the notation "Filing this under 'friends forever.'"
The Rolling Stones very rarely perform "As Tears Go By" in concert, a fact that Jagger made note of before introducing Swift to the Chicago crowd.
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