1964

 

Dates: Gionlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (3); Town Hall, Oxford (4); Olympia Ballroom, Reading (5); Granada Theatre, Harrow-on-the- Hill, London (6); The Adelphi Theatre, Slough(7); Granada Theatre, Maidstone, Kent (8); Granada Theatre, Kettering,(9); Granada Theatre, Walthamstow (10); The Baths, Epsom, Surrey (11); Granada Theatre, Tooting, London (12); Barrow lands Ballroom, Glasgow (13); Granada Theatre, Mansfield,(14); Granada Theatre, Bedford, (15); McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon (16); City Hall, Salisbury(17); Pier Ballroom, Hastings, Sussex (18); The Theatre, Coventry (19); Granada Theatre, Woolwich, London (20); Granada Theatre, Aylesbury, Bucks (21); Granada Theatre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (22); The Pavilion, Lowestoft, Suffolk (23); The Palais, Wimbledon, London (24); California Ballroom, Dunstable (25);De Montfort Hall, Leicester (26); Caiston Hall, Bristol, (27); Public Hall, Preston, Lancs. (31).

 

6th: The group start their second British tour. Also on the bill are America's Ronettes, the girl group produced by Phil Spector, Marty Wilde, Dave Berry and The Cruisers, Swinging Blue Jeans and Al Paige and The Cheynes

10th:The Stones are at Regent Sound Studio in London  recording the songs which make up their first album. Phil Spector is present on some sessions as are Gene Pitney, Graham Nash and Allan Clarke. (also later in January until February)

17th: The band's very first E.P. "The Rolling Stones" is released.

                   "THE ROLLING STONES". EP (Decca DFE 8560).
                  

                   A:  Bye Bye Johnny (Chuck Berry)
                        Money (Berry Gordy Jr./Janie Bradford)
                   B:  You Better Move On (Arthur Alexander)
                        Poison Ivy (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)

Dates: Valentine Cherry Pop Show, Royal Albert Hall, London (1); The Country Club, Hampstead, London(2); Ballroom, Willenhall,(5); The Regal, Edmonton, London; 'All Night Rave" at Club Noreik, Tottenham, London (8); De Montfort Hall, Leicester (9); The Odeon, Cheltenham, Gloucs (10); Granada Theatre, Rugby, Warwickshire (11); The Odeon, Guildford (12); Granada Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey (13); The Gaumont, Watford(14); The Odeon, Rochester, Kent (15); The Guildhall, Portsmouth(16); Granada Theatre, Greenford, Middlesex (17); Rank Cinema, Colchester, Essex (18); Rank, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham(19); Rank, Sunderland (20);The Gaumont, Hanley(21);The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth(22); The Hippodrome, Birmingham (23); The Odeon, South end, Essex (24); The Odeon, Romford, Essex (25); The Rialto, York (26); City Hall, Sheffield(27); Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales (28); The Hippodrome, Brighton, Sussex (29).
 


3rd: The Stones record a session for BBC-Radio's Saturday Club.
7th: The Stones record a session for ATV's Arthur Haynes Show at Elstree Studios.
8th: The Rolling Stones' third British tour begins with two shows at the Regal Theatre in Edmonton, London. It's titled "All Stars '64." Promoter Robert Stigwood stages the string of events which runs up to March
14th: The Stones appear an Associated Rediffusion TV's Ready Steady Go! in London.

21st: The band release "Not Fade Away"/"Little By Little." It reaches Number Three on the British charts and the band is touted as being the voice of teenage rebellion in Britain. The more the older generation attacks the band's decadent image, the more Stones fans rally to the cause. The Melody Maker headline "WOULD YOU LET YOUR SISTER GO WITH A ROLLING STONE?" sums up the band's image perfectly.
                  

                   7“ single (Decca F 11845).
                   A: Not Fade Away (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin Holly)

                   B: Little By Little (Nanker Phelge/Phil Spector)

                   It enters the charts at No. 10 and reaches No. 3.


22nd: The Stones record a session for BBC-TV's Top Of The Pops in Weymouth.
23rd: The Stones record a session for ATV's Thank Your Lucky Stars in Manchester.


Dates: Empire Theatre, Liverpool(1); Albert Hall, Nottingham (2); Opera House, Blackpool(3); The Gaumont, Bradford(4); The Odeon, Blackburn(5); The Gaumont, Wolverhampton(16); The Winter Gardens, Morecambe(7); lnvicta Ballroom, Chatham, Kent (15); Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (17); City Hall, Salisbury(18); Whitehall, East Grinstead, Sussex (21); The Pavilion, Ryde, lsle-of-Wight(22); Guildhall, Southampton(23); Town Hall, Birmingham (25); Town Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire (26); Ex-Servicemen's Club, Windsor (27);  Wilton Hall, Bletchley, Tottenham, London (28); Ricky Tick Club, Plaza Ballroom, Guildford(29);Olympia Ballroom, Reading, Berks (30); West Cliff Hall, Ramsgate, Kent (31).
 

6th: In The States, after the cancellation of the first attempt at releasing the band's debut single due to the supposedly offensive original B-side "Stoned," it is now "Not Fade Away", coupled with "I Wanna Be Your Man" that comes out as the Stones' first U.S. single. The disk eventually reaches no. 43 in the Billboard Top 100.

18th: Back at Regent Sound studios, the Stones record up to 14 songs, including assorted covers, for the Radio Luxembourg slot "Nestlé's Top Swinging Groups". The tracks will be broadcast in four 15-minute weekly parts, starting on April 17 - the day their debut album comes out.

19th: More radio work as the band perform for a select audience at the BBC Radio theatre in Camden to tape "Route 66," "Cops And Robbers," "You Better Move On," and "Mona (I Need You baby)." The show goes out in experimental stereo whereby signals are fed to listeners through the television as well as the radio at home.

27th: Windsor, Ex-Serviceman's Club,  Mick, Keith and Andrew Oldham attend a Decca launch party for Oldham's protégé singer Adrienne Posta who has her debut single released today; the song "Shang-A-Doo-Lang", written by Mick and Keith. Also at the party is Marianne Faithfull, with her boyfriend John Dunbar. Andrew Oldham sees her across the room and tells her he wants to sign her immediately. Mick also spots the 17-year-old Marianne Faithful, the daughter of Cambridge Don Glyn Faithful and Austrian Baroness Eva Sacher-Masoch. Their first encounter not a huge success as Mick spills champagne down the front of Marianne's dress after only 30 seconds and Marianne leaves hastily and unimpressed. Later, Mick offers to write a song for her. The song "As Tears Go By," was considered too "soft" and ballad for the Stones to record at the time.

29th: The Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton, who have taken over The Stones' residency, are playing The Crawdaddy Club. With their singer/harmonica player Keith Relf sick, they ask Brian Jones to step in tonight to play the harmonica, which he's glad to do.

Dates: Lucero Ballroom, Stevenage,(1); The Palais, Wimbledon, London (3); Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone,(14); The Gaumont, Ipswich,(5); Royal Hotel Ballroom, Lowestoft, Suffolk(6); Mod Ball, Empire Pool, Wembley (8); McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon,(9); The Baths, Leyton, London (10); Pier Ballroom, Hastings, Sussex (11); Farcified Hall, Corydon (12) Cubo-Club, Rochdale, Lanes (16)Lucero Ballroom, Coventry (18); Chariton Ballroom, Slough, Bucks (22); The Gaumont, Norwich, Norfolk (24); The Odeon, Luton(25);New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley(26); Pop Prom, Royal Albert Hall, London (27); Public Hall, Wallington, Surrey (28); Majesties Ballroom, Birkenhead, Cheshire (30).
 

3rd: The Stones appear on Associated Rediffusion TV's Ready Steady Go in London.
 

8th:The Stones appear at the "Ready Steady Go! Mad Mod Ball" at London's Empire Pool in aid of children charity The Variety Club of Great Britain. The band perform in the round, but fail to make it to the stage in the middle of the hall play "Not Fade Away", as the fans crash through the security barriers and mob them. By the time they manage to clamber on stage for "Hi-Heel Sneakers" and "Walkin' The Dog", they still get pulled back into the audience time and time again. After their set the band stays stranded on the platform for another half an hour. Thirty people are arrested for riotous behaviour as police tackle a gang of rockers on motorbikes. The concert is recorded for a future Ready Steady Go!



 

13th: The Stones record their third "Saturday Club" radio performance playing songs off their brand new first album, "I Just Wanna Make Love To You," "Walking The Dog," and "Carol" (out in four days), as well as their last single "Not Fade Away," and a couple of "live" favourites, the R'&'B covers "Hi-Heel Sneakers" and "Beautiful Delilah
                  

16th: The Rolling Stones", the band's very first Long Play album is released with over 100,000 advance copies sold. The LP comes out in the States under the title "England's Newest Hitmakers" on May 30, two days prior to their first American tour. The US version has a slightly different track listing, considered more suitable for the American market, featuring the single "Not Fade Away" instead of "Carol." This trend of amended track listings, different albums and singles for the various markets of the world would be applied to Stones recordings throughout the Sixties and in several cases later on in their career. The album jumps to No. 1 in the album charts after only eight days. It stays there for 11 weeks.


                   "THE ROLLING STONES" LP (Decca LK 4605).

                   A: Route 66 (Bobby Troup)
                        I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon)
                        Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed)
                        Mona (Ellas McDaniel)
                        Now I’ve Got A Witness (Nanker Phelge)
                        Little By Little (Nanker Phelge/Phil Spector)
                   B:  I’m A King Bee (James Moore)
                        Carol (Chuck Berry)
                        Tell Me (MJ/KR)
                        Can I Get A Witness (Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland)
                        You Can Make It If You Try (Ted Jarrett)
                        Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas)

The record mainly consists of raw, feisty covers by heroes like Chuck Berry and Willie Dixon. It also features the first bona fide Jagger/Richards composition, "Tell Me," which was written after Andrew Oldham locked them in his kitchen with the intent of writing some songs.

16th:The gig at the Cubo-Club, Rochdale has to be abandoned half way through when the audience riots.

19th: The Stones fly out to Switzerland to record a slot for a "Ready Steady Go!" special which is linked to the annual "Golden Rose" International TV festival at The Casino in Montreux

27th: The Stones appear at London's Royal Albert Hall for BBC TV's "Top Beat" annual Pop Prom concert series, playing their set consisting of "Not Fade Away," "Hi-Heel Sneakers," and "I'm Alright" twice.

Dates: Imperial Ballroom, Nelson(1); Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington(2); Palace Theatre, Manchester(3); Savoy Ballroom, South sea(7);Town Hall, Have, Sussex (8); Savoy Ballroom, Catford, London (9);Caiston Hall, Bristol, (10); Winter Gardens, Bournemouth,(11); City Hall, Newcastle- upon-Tyne (13); Trent ham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent(15);The Regal, Edmonton, London (16); The Odeon, Folkestone, Kent (17); Cantonal Hotel, Hamilton(18); Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen (19); Caird Hall, Dundee (20); The Regal, Edinburgh (21); University of Leicester (23);The Theatre, Coventry (24); Granada Theatre, East Ham, London (25); Town Hall, Birmingham (26); Danilo Theatre, Cannock,(27); Essoldo Theatre, Stockport(28); City Hall, Sheffield(29); Adelphi Theatre, Slough(30); Pop Hit Parade, Empire Pool, Wembley(31).


'England's Newest Hit Makers -The Rolling Stones' is released in the USA and reaches No. 11 on the album charts.

                   ‘ENGLAND NEW HIT MAKERS THE ROLLING STONES ’ LP  (London PS375).
                    A:  Not Fade Away  (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin Holly)
                          Route 66 (Bobby Troup)
                          I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon)
                          Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed)
                          Now I’ve Got A Witness (Nanker Phelge)
                     B:  Little By Little (Nanker Phelge/Phil Spector)
                          I’m A King Bee (James Moore)
                          Carol (Chuck Berry)   
                          Can I Get A Witness ( Holland/Dozier/ Holland)
                          You Can Make It If You Try (Ted Jarrett)
                          Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas)

4th: From this date onwards and on various occasions throughout the month of May, The Stones record some of the more pop orientated Jagger/Richards songs such as " Funny Guy," "Waving Hair," and "When A Boy Meets A Girl" as well as backing tracks for other acts covering their material as. "You Must Be The One" for The Greenbeats, "So Much In Love" for The Mighty Avengers and "As Time Go By," which will later on become "As Tears Go By," for Marianne Faithfull

6th: Mick, Keith, Brian and Charlie carry on recording at the Regent Sound studios while Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart turn up at Eel Pie Island for a jam session with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

9th:The Stones see their rock'n'roll hero Chuck Berry play the Finsbury Park Astoria as part of a package tour. They manage to get backstage for a chat but Chuck is not interested. As a result, the Stones arrive late making their way down to their own gig in Catford and have trouble getting into the venue as it's by now surrounded by hordes of fans
 

10th: Bristol, Colston Hall The Stones play Bristol twice (late afternoon and early evening) but Brian misses the first gig as he gets stuck on the motorway. He plays the second show as his parents watch from the back stage area. After the gig he goes back to Cheltenham with them to spend the rest of the evening.

25th: The Stones première two R&B covers -- "Confessin' The Blues" and "Down The Road Apiece" -- on another "Saturday Club" radio performance. They also play two of the current album's tracks, "You Can Make It If You Try" and "Route 66", plus Howlin Wolf's "Down In The Bottom."

31st: The Stones play the Wembley Empire Pool yet again, this time for the "Pop Hit Parade" show, headlining acts such as Adam Faith and The Hollies. That same Sunday, a press release gets wired to the States, stating - "Americans, brace yourselves. In the tracks of The Beatles, a second wave of sheepdog-looking, angry acting, guitar playing Britons is on the way. They call themselves "The Rolling Stones" and they're due in New York on Tuesday."

 

Dates: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California.(5)State Fair San, Antonio, Texas(6-7): Ballroom, Excelsior Fair, Minnesota (12); Music H, Nebraska (13); Olympia, Detroit, Michigan (14);West view Park, Pitt Pennsylvania (17); State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania(19) Carnegie Hall, New York (20)"Welcome Home Stones" Alexandra Palace, London(26).


                   7“ single (London 9682).
                   A: Tell Me (MJ/KR)
                   B:  I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) 

1st: Publication of the very first edition of the Rolling Stones Monthly Book, the band's official fanzine, which gets edited each month by a different Stones member and notches up 30 issues until November 1966

1st:The Stones and Andrew Oldham land at Kennedy Airport, New York, where some 500 fans greet them before the band hold a press conference. During the conference, Charlie Watts receives a cake in time for his 23rd birthday the following day. The Stones guest on the prestigious "5th Beatle", DJ Murray The K's radio show and a host of American girl-fans armed with scissors make it a sport to catch a Rolling Stone outdoors in order to obtain a hair-lock trophy

2nd:The Stones appear for the very first time on American television at midnight, for an interview only, on the "Les Crane Show", taped "live", with viewers phoning in to ask the band questions

3rd: The Stones fly to the West coast for an appearance on the "Hollywood Palace" show with host Dean Martin. The band play three numbers, two of which were broadcast - "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" and "Not Fade Away." The song that is not shown is "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)". Martin is rude and obstructive throughout the show.

4th: After a photo-shoot at Malibu Beach, the Stones visit producer Phil Spector who is recording at the famous RCA studios with Darlene Love and others, followed by a party with The Beach Boys.

5th:Stones embark on their first American tour. Tour stops in New York and LA prove that the band could translate some of the excitement of their UK following. The rest of the U.S. proves a tougher prospect and the band play to half-empty clubs.

10th: The first issue of The Rolling Stones Book, an official fan-monthly edited in turn by a Stones member, goes on sale in England. This publication runs for 30 issues before folding up. Soon thereafter (November 13) the same publishers launch the Stones' autobiography "Our Own Story by The Rolling Stones - As We Told It To Pete Goodman."

10th:At Phil Spector's suggestion the band records at the famous Chess studios, where most of their American Blues heroes have recorded. Much to their surprise, The Rolling Stones spot Muddy Waters on the premises. The Blues legend helps to carry in the Stones' instruments. Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy are also present and Chuck Berry comes to check out the band later, commenting - "Swing on, gentlemen! You are sounding most well, if I may say so!" before inviting them to visit his personal amusement site, "Berry Park"..

11th:The band record a set of raw R&B which would see the light of day as the "Five By Five" E.P., as well as their next 7" disk "It's All Over Now", some tracks for their second album and the next American single, "Time Is On My Side." They also record an instrumental as an homage to the place, called "2120 South Michigan Avenue," which is the address of Chess studios.

26th:
                   7“ single (Decca F 11934).
                   A: It’s All Over Now (Bobby and Shirley Womack)
                   B: Good Times, Bad Times (MJ/KR)

Dates: Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington, York’s (11); Queen’s Hall, Leeds,(12); Beat City Club, London(18); Hippodrome, Brighton, Sussex (19); Empress Ballroom, Blackpool(24); Imperial Ballroom, Nelson(25); De Montfort Hall, Leicester (26); Boom Boom Room, Ulster Hall, Belfast/Flamingo Ballroom, Ballymena, Northern Ireland (31)

1st: The Stones record some more backing tracks for Andrew Oldham's solo-star recordings at Greenford studios, featuring demos for Thee ("Each And Every Day Of The Year"), Jimmy Tarbuck ("We're Wastin'Time"), Vashti ("Some Thing Just Stick In Your Mind"), The Toggerty Five ("I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys"), The Mighty Avengers ("Blue Turns To Grey" and "(Walking Thru The) Sleepy City") and Bo and Peep ("Young Love"). Most of these backing tracks would appear, with Mick's vocals in a Stones version on the "Metamorphosis" compilation LP in 1975. Also "Hear It" and the Beach Boys cover "I Get Around" get recorded for The Andrew Oldham Orchestra.

6th: Brian Jones appears on the TV show "Ready Steady Win!", a judging contest on the Best New Beat Group. Afterwards, Brian and Keith show up unannounced at The Dorchester Hotel where The Beatles have a party, celebrating their "Hard Day's Night" film première.

8th: "It's All Over Now" goes to Number One in Britain.

17th: The Stones perform "live" at "The Joe Loss Pop Show," playing the brand new single "It's All Over Now" as well as "If You Need Me," "Confessin' The Blues," "Carol," and "Mona (I Need You Baby)". They also play for the first time on the radio show "Top Gear", doing "Around And Around", "If You Need Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied" and the one-off, until 1977, Bo Diddley's "Crackin'Up".

18th: The Stones play London's Beat City Club with Welsh crooner Tom Jones and his band The Squires supporting
 

20th: Keith, Bill and Charlie go to check out Ray Charles at Croydon's Fairfield Halls.

21st - 23rd: The Stones help out Andrew Oldham at Kingsway Studios with an "Orchestra"- version of "Heart Of Stone", Chuck Berry's "Memphis Tennessee," the "Metamorphosis"-track "Try A Little Harder" and the unreleased Stones instrumental "Godzi".

23rd: Brian Jones got a son (Julian) with Linda Lawrence

24th: A full-scale riot breaks out at The Stones gig at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool when the loutish crowd start to take objection to Brian's effeminate stage antics and begin spitting at him. Keith warns off the ringleader but then later becomes the target of spitting. Once is enough for Keith as he brings the heel of his boot down on the offending audience member's knuckles, resting on the stage, before taking aim and kicking him full-on in the face. Keith later went on record saying how the guy's head had just the right shape, like a football. Keith's penalty kick costs the band all of their borrowed equipment, plus the resident Steinway piano as the crowd erupted in violence.

31st: The Stones play two shows in Ireland. The first show, in Belfast, had to be stopped after some 12 minutes as screaming girls get carried away in straitjackets!

 


Dates: Pier Ballroom, Hastings, Sussex (1); Longleaf House, Warminster(2); The Kurhaus, Schoveningen, The Hague, Netherlands (8); New Elizabethan Ballroom, Bellevue, Manchester (9); The Tower Ballroom, New Brighton(10); Palace Ballroom, Douglas, lsle of Man (13); The Palais, Wimbledon, London (14); St. George's Hall, New Theatre Ballroom, Guernsey, Channel Islands (18-20); Springfield Hall, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (21-22), The Gaumont, Bournemouth(23); The Gaumont, Weymouth(24); The Odeon, Weston-super- Mare, Somerset (25); ABC Theatre, Exeter, Devon (26); ABC Theatre, Plymouth(27); The Gaumont, Taunton (28); Town Hall, Torquay,(29); The Gaumont, Bournemouth, (30).

2nd: The band play for an audience of 25,000 at Longleaf House, home of the Marquis of Bath who later called the open-air extravaganza as "a delightful day!"

4th: The Stones appear at the "Ready Steady Go! Mad Mod Ball" at London's Empire Pool in aid of children charity The Variety Club of Great Britain. The band perform in the round, but fail to make it to the stage in the middle of the hall play "Not Fade Away", as the fans crash through the security barriers and mob them. By the time they manage to clamber on stage for "Hi-Heel Sneakers" and "Walkin' The Dog", they still get pulled back into the audience time and time again. After their set the band stays stranded on the platform for another half an hour

5th: The Stones tape a TV segment at The London Palladium for an American show, hosted by the comedian Red Skelton, who quips - "Aren't those Rolling Stones something? Hey, how do you like that hair? They make The Beatles look like Yul Brynner!"

7th: Brian and Bill take part in the Amateur DJ slot on "Ready Steady Go!" and make jest of The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" in a spoof part of the show. The Rolling Stones play once again the annual Richmond showcase in the Athletic grounds, which this time round is renamed the Jazz and Blues Festival due to the band's storming performance the previous year! The band needs to be smuggled into the grounds in a newspaper delivery van to avoid the attention of thousands of waiting fans.

8th: The band's very first European outing takes place in Schoveningen, near The Hague, Holland. It's a barnstormer of a gig that only lasts about eight minutes. The venue is a grand old plush seaside ballroom called the Kurhaus and weeks before the gig, when news about the riots in Britain came filtering through, the venue's owners started to have second thoughts on having the band. However, promoter Paul Acket didn't expect the down-to-earth Dutch teenagers to run riot and hoped to quell any potential trouble by lining up extremely soppy support acts. The local kids, who mainly associated the place with compulsory school sittings listening to string quartets, tore the house down. The place gets totally trashed and film footage makes it all the way to American television.

9th:The Stones play Manchester where some 3,000 fans greet them. With their equipment still left behind in Holland, the Stones borrow some gear from ex-Blue Boy Dick Taylor's new band The Pretty Things. After the show, Mick and Keith go and check out The Pretty Things' gig at The Oasis Club.- MJ jams with The Pretty Things on two songs, KR was also invited on stage, but declined to come up.

10th :Mick lands his first conviction for speeding, driving without insurance, and failing to show his license. Mick has to pay 32 pounds. He claims that he, along with the other Stones on board, was rushing to a hospital to visit two fans who were injured in a car crash.

11th: The band's gig at the Winter Garden, Blackpool is cancelled due to riots at the town's Empress Ballroom on July 24

12th: Mick and Keith attend a party at Beatles' manager Brian Epstein's house in Knightsbridge, London

13th: The Stones play the Isle of Man to some 7,000 over-enthusiastic fans. The island's only police dog, Rex, has to be carried off as the screaming gets way too loud and he's seen snarling at the youngsters - and the Stones.

14th August:
                    ‘FIVE BY FIVE EP (Decca DFE 8590).
                   A:  If You Need Me (Wilson Pickett/Robert Bateman)
                         Empty Heart (Nanker Phelge)
                         2120 South Michigan Avenue (Nanker Phelge)

                   B:   Confessin’ The Blues (Walter Brown/Jay McShann)
                         Around And Around (Chuck Berry)

 

Dates: Astoria Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (5); The Odeon, Leicester (6), The Odeon, Colchester, Essex (8); The Odeon, Luton,(9); The Odeon, Cheltenham,(10); Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales (11); The Odeon, Sheffield,(12); ABC Theatre, Chester(14); The Odeon, Manchester (15); ABC Theatre, Wigan,(16), ABC Theatre, Carlisle,(17); The Odeon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (18); Usher Hall, Edinburgh (19); The Globe - Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham (20); ABC Theatre, Hull,(21); ABC Theatre, Lincoln (22); The Gaumont, Doncaster,(24); The Gaumont, Hanley,(25); The Odeon, Bradford,(26); Hippodrome, Birmingham (27); The Odeon, Guildford, Surrey (29).


2nd: The band is complete and Stones recordings are yet again under way. The band tape their next single, "Little Red Rooster" as well as tracks for their second LP in Regent Sound Studios.

 5th: The 4th British Tour kicks off with two shows at the Finsbury Park Astoria in London. Promoted by Robert Stigwood, the tour also features Mike Berry, The Mojos and Inez & Charlie Foxx . The Stones' set on this tour comprises of "Not Fade Away," "I Just Wanna Make Love To You," "Walking The Dog," "If You Need Me," "Around And Around," "I'm A King Bee," "I'm Alright," and "It's All Over Now."

10th: As the tour reaches the Odeon Theatre at Brian's hometown of Cheltenham, Brian's parents and assorted local friends show up at the venue.

11th: The London Evening News reports - 'THE BOY WHO LOOK OFF MICK JAGGER. The 16 year old Eltham Collage boy introduced as Laurie Yarham was everyone's idea of a winner in the competition for miming Mick Jagger. Laurie looked like Mick Jagger and seemed to know his every action. The audience at Greenwich Town Hall were delighted. Then, after being announced the winner "Laurie" drops his big surprise -- he is Mick's brother Chris.

16th: Politician Tom Driberg raises questions in the House of Commons about a magistrate calling The Rolling Stones "complete morons who wear filthy clothes."

25th: A new Stones single in America is released. Different to the upcoming European release, it's "Time Is On My Side" b/w "Congratulations". The disk sells 75,000 copies in the first few days.

 
                   7“ single (London 9708).
                   A: Time Is On My Side (Jerry Ragavoy)
                   B: Congratulations (MJ/KR)

 

28th and 29th: Back at Regent Sounds Studios, The Stones record more material for their next new album, featuring the non-UK album track "Surprise, Surprise," later to be donated to the Lord Taverners charity album "14."

30th: With two cancelled shows, Keith finds himself with some time on his hands and ends up at Regent Sound for some overdubs and to record the guitar part for the B-side of Marianne Faithfull’s new single, "House Of The Rising Sun.

 

Dates: Caiston Hall, Bristol,(1); The Odeon, Exeter,(2); Regal, Edmonton, London (3); The Gaumont, Southampton,(4);
The Gaumont, Wolverhampton (5);The Gaumont, Watford,(6); The Odeon, Lewisham, London (8);The Gaumont, Ipswich, Suffolk (9);
The Odeon, South end, Essex (10); Hippodrome, Brighton,(11); The Olympia, Paris (20); Academy of Music, New York City (24); Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California (26); The Tami Show, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California (28-29); Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California (31).

 

8th: The Stones record a set for the BBC's "Rhythm And Blues" radio programme, hosted by their old Ealing Club-mentor Alexis Korner. They play "Around And Around," "If You Need Me," and "2120 South Michigan Avenue" amongst others.

14th: Unbeknownst to the other Stones and Andrew Oldham, Charles Robert Watts secretly marries Shirley Ann Shepherd at Bradford Registry Office. Following the earlier public cover-up of Bill Wyman's marriage to Diana, the drummer has to keep his marriage secret as Oldham wants all band members to appear single to their female fans.

17th: Amidst fears of rampaging youth after the band's riotous Dutch Kurhaus performance, the Belgian Minister finally agrees to let the Rolling Stones play Brussels. The show on the following day runs quite smoothly apart from the fact that during the finale the stage gets invaded by fans. Meanwhile, in the States, the Stones' second album 12X5 comes out. It's based on the "Five By Five" E.P. and the last two American singles and features five songs yet unreleased in the UK.

 
                   ‘12 x 5’  LP (London PS 402)
                   A: Around And Around (Chuck Berry)
                        Confessin’ The Blues (Walter Brown/Jay McShann)
                        Empty Heart (Nanker Phelge)
                        Time Is On My Side (Jerry Ragavoy)
                        Good Times, Bad Times (MJ/KR)
                        It’s All Over Now (Bobby and Shirley Womack)
                   B:  2120 South Michigan Avenue (Nanker Phelge)
                        Under The Boardwalk (Arthur Resnick/Kenny Young)
                        Congratulations (MJ/KR)
                        Grown Up Wrong (MJ/KR)
                        If You Need Me (Wilson Pickett/Robert Bateman)
                        Susie Q (Dale Hawkins/Stanley J. Lewis)

19th: The band land in Paris and go clubbing until the early hours after which a drunken Brian Jones is spotted having a go at climbing the Eiffel Tower.

20th:The Olympia is the band's first show in Paris and hundreds of stampeding fans break windows at the theatre after the show.
        Police are called in, there are riots in the streets, resulting in 150 people arrested.

23rd: Stones fly to the US for 12 dates, including the Academy of Music and the Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan is apparently appalled at the slovenly behaviour of the Stones and vows to never have them on the show again.

28th: The Stones make a special appearance at the TAMI Show, a variety gig fully billed as the "Teen Age Music International Awards Show." Released as a film, "Gather No Moss," the production also featured some Soul heavy-weights like James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson as well as the band's hero, Chuck Berry. The Stones close the show, even though James Brown had threatened to "make The Rolling Stones wish they'd never left England."

 

·     November:

 

Dates: Civic Auditorium, Long Beach Arena, California [afternoon]/Balboa Park Bowl, San Diego, California [evening (1); Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio (3); Loews Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island (4), Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,(11) Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana (12); Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio (13); Memorial Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky (14); Aries Crown Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois (15); Glad Rag Ball, Empire Pool, Wembley (20).


2nd: The Stones descend on Hollywood's famous RCA recording studio for a running session of some 17 hours which include the covers "Pain In My Heart," "Down Home Girl," "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love," "Hitch-Hike," and "Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin')" as well as the Jagger/Richards-penned next American single "Heart Of Stone".


3rd: A 17-year old girl falls from the balcony at the Stones concert and the Mayor of Cleveland bans all future pop concerts. Before the
show the mayor goes an the radio and advises parents that the Stones' performance is immoral and that no teenagers should be allowed to see it.

4th:The Stones fly to Rhode Island.
They miss the first plane because fans block the entrances of the hotel.


5th:The Stones fly to Milwaukee, then to Chicago to record.
5-8th: Recording at Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois.

12th:  Brian misses four nights as he falls ill and is taken into Chicago's Passivity Hospital. Wicked headlines in the American press suggest that he has taken an overdose. The English tabloids settle for him suffering from pneumonia. When the Stones return to Britain on the 17, Brian is still not well and is rushed to a surgery.


13th: The band releases a version of Willie Dixon's "Little Red Rooster." The single goes straight to Number One in the British charts.


                   7“ single (Decca F 12014).

                   A: Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)
                   B: Off The Hook (MJ/KR)

 

29th: The Stones record a session for ABC-TV's Thank Your Lucky Stars in Birmingham.

 

 

·     December:

 

Date: Fairfield Hall, Corydon, (4).

 

 "Heart of Stone'/'What A Shame' released in the USA and Europe, but not at UK.


                   7“ single (London 9725 )-(Decca F 22180)
                   A: Heart Of Stone (MJ/KR)
                   B: What A Shame (MJ/KR)


 

Side 'A’ was not available in the UK until the 'Out Of Our Heads' album was released ten months later Side 'B' appeared in the UK on the 'The Rolling Stones No. 2'album.

 

 
                   7“ single(Decca F 44429)
                   A: Tell Me (MJ/KR)
                   B: Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed)


 

5th: Mick and Brian spend the weekend in Paris where Brian attends a party thrown by The Animals, after their gig at L'Olympia


12th: Brian Jones denies rumours in the pop press that he is leaving the Stones.

31st: As a part of the ever-popular "Ready Steady Go!" Pop show, Mick Jagger shows the audience the "This Week's Dance"-routine together with the in-house choreographer, Patrick Kerr. Mick's memorable TV appearance was part of the end-of-year TV special which also featured a re-run of The Stones doing three of their songs, featuring "Little Red Rooster."
 

 

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