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12 X 5

12 X 5 (1964)

Album Info

Released: 17 October 1964
Recorded: 25 February, 12 May, 10-11 and 24-26 June, 2 and 28-29 September 1964;
Genre: Rock
Length: 33:24
Label: London
Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
"Nice album with great tracks on it."

History and recording

Again, this album consists largely of R&B covers, although it does include five tracks written by the Rolling Stones themselves - three by the developing Jagger/Richards partnership, and two under the pseudonym Nanker Phelge (a name given to songs where the whole group co-wrote the track, so they could share royalties).

Release and aftermath

The album went gold quickly, reaching #3 in the US charts.

Chart Performance

In 1964 the album reached #3 in the US Billboard Pop Albums chart (it was not released in the UK).

Personnel

The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica, and percussion
Brian Jones - electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine and backing vocals
Keith Richards - acoustic and electric guitar, and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums and tambourine
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and backing vocals

Additional musicians
Ian Stewart - piano and organ

Who is your favourite Stone?

Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Ronnie Wood
Charlie Watts