Day: October 17, 2020

A Chance Encounter With The Beatles Saved The Rolling Stones’ Career. Here’s What You Can Learn From It.


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By late 1963 the had released one song. It was a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Come On.” They were a blues cover band and had never written their own music. 

Having signed a record deal the pressure was on. They needed a single (one that wasn’t a cover) if they wanted to keep their label happy and turn music into a career. They found a lifeline in

On September 10th, 1963 Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham stepped out of the studio the band was rehearsing in. He bumped into Lennon and McCartney getting out of a cab. The accidental meeting was a godsend. Oldham recalls that he “invited them to the studio where the Stones were rehearsing and, right then and there, the two finished off what had been a McCartney

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