The Rolling Stones (1964)
||16 April 1964
||3 January - 25 February 1964
||R&B, Rock & Roll
||Eric Easton, Andrew Loog Oldham
"Contains a large amount of great covers of R&B classics."
History and recording
The album was recorded over only five days at Regent Sound Studios in London, through January and February of 1964. It was produced by the managers at the time, Eric Easton and Andrew Loog Oldham.
Release and aftermath
The album went down a storm when it was released, staying at the top of the UK charts for twelve weeks.
The cover was photographed by Nicholas Wright. The way in which the cover possesses to title or identification for the Rolling Stones was conceptualised by Andrew Loog Oldham, who wanted to give the album an "unheard of" feel.
The album reached number 1 in the UK album charts, where it remained for a colossal 12 weeks. It was not released in the US.
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
Brian Jones - guitar, harmonica, percussion, backing vocals
Keith Richards - guitar, backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, backing vocals
Gene Pitney - piano
Phil Spector - maracas
Ian Stewart - organ and piano