THE ROLLING STONES - Not Fade Away



THE ROLLING STONES - 'Not Fade Away'/'Little By Little' (Decca F11845) Feb 1964

Such was the fast moving and ever changing music industry in the 60s, the third Rolling Stones UK 45 was recorded and released in the very same month. An amazingly quick turnaround.

'Not Fade Away' was another cover version. This time the band raided the Buddy Holly vaults for this rather pulsating Bo Diddley style harmonica and maraca shakin' beat mover. According to the liners of 'The Rolling Stones - Singles Collection' wig totin' convicted murderer Phil Spector played maracas on both songs on this single. Gene Pitney played piano on the flip 'Little By Little'.

The single hit the Number 3 spot and a month later the debut LP was released but the Stones first tour of the States was months away and I hadn't even been born yet!

THE ROLLING STONES - Not Fade Away

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  1. Colin...thanks for the recent celebration of Stones tunes. Timeless Gems that they are. Roll On.
    Best Regards
    TomK

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  2. Thanks Tom...it's been a while since I played my English beat singles so this Rolling Stones fest I've been having has really got my sights fixed back on the 1963-1966 releases from England.

    I think I'll stay here for some more reviews over the next month. Stay tuned!

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