Beatles and The Stones

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have written some of the greatest songs in the history of rock and roll, so it's almost hard to believe that their songwriting partnership didn't begin until their manager locked them in a room and refused to let them out until they had written a song they could release. The Rolling Stones started out strictly as an R&B cover band, depending on other writers for their first few singles. For their second single, they turned to a new songwriting partnership that had recently had some success on the charts, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. According to legend, Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham ran into John and Paul on the street and begged them for a song they could release as the follow up their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On." The two showed up at the Stones rehearsal space half an hour later and sang them "I Wanna Be Your Man." The Stones recorded it two weeks later, and in November 1963 it became their first top ten hit.

The Rolling Stones - "I Wanna Be Your Man" (mp3) from The Singles Collection: The London Years

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