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On Sale Today: “England’s Newest Hit Makers” by the Rolling Stones

May 29, 1964 - On sale today is “England’s Newest Hit Makers,” the first album released in the U.S. by the British rock group The Rolling Stones.

Recorded at Regent Sound Studios in London over the course of five days in January and February of this year, the album was produced by managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton.

The album was originally released by Decca Records in the U.K. as “The Rolling Stones,” while the U.S. version appears on the London Records label. The track listings of the two releases are slightly different.

The track “Not Fade Away” (the A-side of the band’s third U.K. single) replaces “I Need You Baby” on the American release, and the titles of the tracks “Now I’ve Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene)” and “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)” were shortened to “Now I’ve Got a Witness” and “Tell Me.”

The Rolling Stones are comprised of Mick Jagger (vocals, harmonica), Keith Richard (backing vocals, guitar), Brian Jones (backing vocals, guitar), Bill Wyman (backing vocals, bass), and Charlie Watts (drums). The group was formed in London in 1962.

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