||15 January 1965
||10-11 and 24-26 June, 2 and 28-29 September, 2-8 November 1964
||Rock, R&B, Blues-rock
||Andrew Loog Oldham
||"Great album with a unique R&B sound."
This is the first album to be fully produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. The album largely consists of covers, however three tracks were composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, a writing partnership that Oldham was encouraging to develop. Recording took place at Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois; RCA Studios, Hollywood, California; Regend Sound Studios, London.
Release & Aftermath
The album spent two weeks at the top of the UK album charts, hence becoming one of the biggest sellers of 1965. According to Bill Wyman, John Lennon has said of the album, "The album's great, but I don't like five-minute numbers."
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine, and percussion
Brian Jones - guitar and slide guitar, backing vocals
Keith Richards - guitars and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums and percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and backing vocals
Jack Nitzsche - piano, 'Nitzsche' phone, and tambourine
Ian Stewart - piano
In 1965 the album reached number 1 in the UK album charts (it was not released in the US).