less than 1 minute read

Stone's Throw from Stardom

The Stones Start Rolling, Hide Your Daughters, Beating The Beatles, Recording, Releasing, And Touring

Now that the Rolling Stones were a signed band, they had to commit some of their blood, sweat, and tears to vinyl. For their first professional recording session, the Stones used Andrew Oldham as a producer. They recorded a single, “Come On,” which was a cover of a Chuck Berry song with a B-side of “I Want to Be Loved,” which was a blues tune by Willie Dixon.

The single was released in the United Kingdom on June 7, 1963. It was not an instant smash, but it floated around the middle of the top fifty for around three months. The Stones followed up the release of their single with their first appearance on British television, on a show called Thank Your Lucky Stars. Like the Beatles, they wore matching suits—but this style was quickly discarded. Tellingly, they played on the show without Ian Stewart.

Additional topics

Musician BiographiesThe Rolling Stones