Rock and roll and controversy go hand in hand, so its no wonder that the Rolling Stones picked a cover for their album that was supposed to make waves, the record company, however, had a different idea. The original cover featured a black and white photograph of an injured protestor lying in the street, with police standing over him in an indifferent and maybe even in one case aggressive stance. However, not long before the release of the album, the riot at the Democratic National Convention took place. In an act of self-censorship and in an attempt to not create any controversy, the record label pulled the plug on the record and ordered all the copies destroyed. The song was written for his girlfriend at the time Angela Barnett and Bowie sang it to her on the phone while proposing marriage. They did end up getting married and were together for ten years before divorcing.