THE ROLLING STONES - 'Come On'/'I Want To Be Loved' (Decca F.11675) June 1963
The very first Rolling Stones 45 coupled together a Chuck Berry song ('Come On') and a Willie Dixon effort ('I Want To Be Loved')...both sides were recorded in May '63 at Olympic Studios, London and produced by Impact Sound. The latter was Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton's production Company.
The Stones had been together for about year before this studio date although Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts hadn't been part of the original line-up since the formation. At this stage I'm not sure if Jagger and Richards had any of their own songs, 'Tell Me' was their first and that had to wait until January 1964 to be recorded.
'Come On' was the A-Side and is standard R&B fair with some neat harmonica by Jagger or Jones? The harp playing on both songs on this 45 is great..
I dig the flip 'I Want To Be Loved' more than the top side.
From some sources I've read the single didn't get that big a push but sales were brisk and the record eventually reached number 21.
THE ROLLING STONES - I Want To Be Loved