The Rolling Stones released “Come On” as their first ever single on June 7th, 1963. “Come On” would peak on the charts at twenty one, which allowed the Stones to start playing gigs outside of London.
“Come On” was originally written and released by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chuck Berry[/lastfm] in 1961. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] decided to make it their debut single, releasing it almost two full years later. The b-side for “Come On” was another cover, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Willie Dixon[/lastfm]‘s “I Want To Be Loved.”
Chuck Berry “Come On”
The Rolling Stones’ manager and producer, Andrew Loog Oldham, pushed fan club members to buy copies of “Come On” at record stores polled by the charts, which helped the Stones’ first single to find a home at number twenty one. This was significant because it gave The Rolling Stones the ability to play shows outside of London.
Though “Come On” gave The Rolling Stones the chance to play more shows, the band refused to perform the song at their live shows.
The Rolling Stones “Come On”