Released on 1st November 1963, the song was an important hit in the UK for The Rolling Stones
, reaching no.12 in the UK charts. My first introduction to the band was their performance of this song on the popular TV show "Ready Steady Go"
, the single on Decca F.11764
was their second release and launched them on a string of hits and top selling tours and albums right up to the present day, earning them the title of "best Rock'n'Roll band in the world". Much of their early recordings were American R&B covers, a staple of many bands of the time.
After bumping into the Rolling Stones on the street and hearing the band needed a hit John Lennon and Paul MacCartney
invited them back to De Lane Lea Studios to finish off a song they had been working on which eventually appeared on their second album "With The Beatles" and included Ringo on vocals and appeared three weeks after the Stones single.
The Stones rendition of "I Wanna Be Your Man" with Mick's raucous vocals, Brian's excellent use of slide guitar and staccato riffs and Bill Wyman's busy bass work made the song an unusual arrangement, and a guaranteed hit for an otherwise throwaway song.
Lennon and MacCartney wrote many songs around this time for themselves and many other Artists, especially those under Brian Epstein, though their albums still contained many American R&B covers up until "Rubber Soul" in 1965.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8QEX3_a ... re=related
Early pressings of the single had a spelling error on the B side "Stoned", and in fact read "Stones" - these are a little rarer than the corrected version and accordingly higher in value.