THE ROLLING STONES - 'I Wanna Be Your Man'/'Stoned' (Decca F.11764) Nov 1963

The follow up Rolling Stones single was a cover of 'I Wanna Be Your Man' by The Beatles. Legend has it that Andrew Loog Oldham bumped into John Lennon and Paul McCartney in London who were rehearsing in the next street to where the Stones were busy in Kingsway Studios. Thirty minutes later John and Paul were singing 'I Wanna Be Your Man' to The Stones, a song Paul McCartney had recently written for Ringo to sing.. The rest is history as they say.

The Stones recorded it for their next 45 and it did better than 'Come On', reaching Number 12.

The flip is a moody R&B quasi-instrumental where Jagger talks over the music. A very unusual recording for '63. The songwriting credit is 'Nanker, Phelge' - the nom de plume for Rolling Stones songs when all band members shared equal input.