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ROLLING STONES: First U.S. Album Released 50 Years Ago Today

 
ROLLING STONES: First U.S. Album Released 50 Years Ago Today
Posted May 29th, 2014 @ 11:26am


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The Rolling Stones' first U.S. album went on sale 50 years ago today (May 29th, 1964).

England's Newest Hitmakers was released as London Records (serial number) 375. Their cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," the band's debut single, led off side one followed by "Route 66," (the Willie Dixon composition) "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and the Jagger-Richards originals "Now I've Got a Witness" and "Little by Little." On side two, it was Slim Harpo's "King Bee," Chuck Berry's "Carol," "Tell Me," (Holland-Dozier-Holland's) "Can I Get a Witness," "You Can Make It If You Try" and Rufus Thomas's "Walking the Dog."

Drummer Charlie Watts tells what they did to distinguish their version of "Not Fade Away" from the original.

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