'Satisfaction' brings man out of coma

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STOKE, England, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An English grandfather who had been in a coma for 10 weeks woke up when his wife played his favorite rock anthem -- "I Can't Get No Satisfaction."

Eva Carter told The Daily Telegraph that she was dubious when doctors suggested playing music for her husband as he lay unconscious after an attack of anemia. But she decided to give it a try.


Her husband, Sam, 60, said he would like to thank Mick Jagger and the other Rolling Stones. He said that the first thing he remembers is hearing the guitar riffs from the beginning of the song.

"I can't remember much from being in a coma but I do remember that when that song came on it took me right back to when I was a youngster," he told The Daily Telegraph. "I could remember how excited I was to get it down at the record shop. I suddenly had a burst of energy and knew I had a lot more life left in me and that's when I woke up -- to the sound of the first song I ever bought."


Sam Carter, a retired baker who lives in Stoke, Staffordshire, woke up about two weeks ago in the City General Hospital.

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