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The Rolling Stones' Beatles Hit

 The Rolling Stones are back on tour and getting a lot of press recently so it reminds me of a great story about how Mick Jagger and Keith Richards became song writers. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were visiting the Stones during a rehearsal one day and the Stones asked them to write them a song. John and Paul grabbed a couple guitars while the Stones were taking a break, huddled in the corner and "a few minutes later" emerged with the song "I Wanna Be Your Man".

I Wanna Be Your Man became the Stones' second single and went to number twelve on the UK charts. When Jagger and Richards saw how quickly, and in their minds, effortlessly, Lennon and McCartney wrote it they decided that they could do that and apparently they were right.

I wonder how it made them feel when the Beatles recorded their own version of I Wanna Be Your Man a few weeks later and stuck it on an album as filler rather than as a single. What's a hit single to the Rolling Stones is only an album cut to the Beatles. And to add insult to injury they even gave it to their drummer to sing. In the hierarchy of Beatles songs the ones Ringo sang are at the very bottom. That must not have made the Stones feel very good about themselves but they got over it.

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