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Friday, August 8, 2008

“Rolling Stones classic wakes grandfather from coma”

posted by on August 8 at 14:27 PM

Sam Carter lost consciousness after contracting severe anaemia but was brought back to life when “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was blared into his ears.

The anthem was the first single the retired baker from Stoke in Staffordshire ever bought, released in 1965 when he was just 17.

Despite only being given a 30 per cent chance of survival, he woke from his coma after his wife Eva, 65, took the doctor’s advice and played him his favourite tunes through a set of earphones.

After three days of listening to the local Stoke station Signal 2, his eyes opened as soon as he heard the sound of Mick Jagger’s vocals and Keith Richards’ guitar riff.

Read the whole story here, courtesy of the Daily Telegraph, and thanks to Line Out tipster my dad.

To quote Romenesko, it’s the feel-good story of the day.

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you make a dead man come to?

Posted by paulus | August 8, 2008 4:52 PM

this is funny to me.

Posted by something | August 9, 2008 3:50 AM

Do you relize how NPR that old man's carbon offset was when he was still in a coma?

Shit...another 3 years on the iron lung and ECB probably would've fucked him with Critical Mass' fixed gear dick.

Go back to sleep, Oldtimer! The future is crap now!

You have to take up less room and resources or there's no sexytime for you, Great-Great-GrandJagger!

No rice bowl. No leg room. No happy.

Just Texas BBQ. The bad kind.


Posted by Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing! | August 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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