The Rolling Stones appeared on the UK TV show, Ready, Steady, Go! (damn it, even the programme titles were better back in the Sixties, weren’t they?), for the first time on this day in 1963.
It was the first of 20-odd appearances on the cult Friday night show, which ran until late-1966. They performed their debut single, Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’.
This isn’t it, but it is a classic Stones performance: ‘Under My Thumb’.
As ever, for fun, which Rolling Stones songs can you imagine David performing?
I think ‘Wild Horses’ would be good, ideally with Crosby and Nash providing the harmonies, as well as ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ (in a ‘lazy’ style reminiscent of ‘Fat Old Sun’; minus the choir, perhaps introducing some cümbüş in place of the piano, with the soothing tone of Sam Brown drifting in towards the end… What do you think?).
Those of you who were in St John’s Wood for the ‘Live from Abbey Road’ recording (was it really three years ago this month?) may recall David’s apt doodling of ‘Play With Fire’ during a break in filming.
If you missed our similar consideration of the Beatles’, Eagles’ and Beach Boys’ extensive back catalogues, and also those of Led Zeppelin, Elvis, Dylan and Hendrix, you can still add your inspired choices at any time.
Please keep those marvellous Moog moments coming in, too.
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