Rolling Stones wrote songs while high on drugs

Updated: May 05, 2010, 17:36 PM IST

London: Sir Mick Jagger insists that drugs had a positive impact on the Rolling Stones, and the band wrote some of their biggest hits while under the influence.

The legendary group was notorious for their drug usage in 1960s and 70s heyday - particularly chief songwriters Jagger and Keith Richards.

But the frontman says that the "party atmosphere" was inspiring, particularly for their iconic 1972 album ‘Exile on Main Street’.

"That was a period of time when everyone took loads of drugs, it was very fashionable, but I mean, we did a lot of hard work as well, so it was a bit of a party atmosphere, loads of visitors, you know, there was a lot of drugs floating around, but not everyone was completely out of it all the time and we did a lot of good tracks, you know," The Daily Express quoted Jagger as telling Absolute Radio.