Who Was The Rolling Stones' 'Angie?' Theories About Her Identity

By Karen Harris
Left: Angie Dickinson in 'Rio Bravo' (1959); center: single sleeve for the Rolling Stones' 'Angie,' 1973; right: Angela Merkel in 2011. Sources: IMDB; discogs.com; Wikimedia Commons

The 1973 acoustic ballad "Angie" by the Rolling Stones shot to the top of the charts when it was released on the group’s Goats Head Soup album. In fact, it is the band’s only ballad to hit #1 in the United States. “Angie,” written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, was different than the hard, aggressive sound that fans were used to with The Rolling Stones. The public was captivated by the tune. Part of the allure of the song was the mystery in evoked. Who was Angie? There have been many theories circulating that try to answer that question.