Thursday, December 16, 2010

"I Wanna Be Your Man"

OK, more Fabdom: This is THE ONLY Beatles song ever covered by the Rolling Stones. Legend goes that Mick and Keith ran into Paul and John on a street in London on their way to a Stones recording session. Jagger asked them if they had any new material that they could record. Lennon/Macca had previously written some lines to be sung by Ringo. They finished it sitting on the studio floor as The Stones watched in amazement. They released it only as a single 3 weeks before The Beatles did (B-side to "Not Fade Away"). It peaked at #12 in the UK. One of the very few Stones tunes featuring Brian Jones on backup vocals. The Beatles version was released on their 2nd studio album in Nov. '63 with Ringo on double-tracked lead vocals. The "oldest" Beatles song they performed during their last concert 8/29/66 at Candlestick Park in S.F.

Yesterday's answer: "Lambada" by Kaoma.

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