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This was The Rolling Stones' first single. It's a remake of a Chuck Berry song. Berry is a big influence on Keith Richards.
The Stones performed this on Thank Your Lucky Stars, a popular English TV show. The show's producer told the Stones manager he should "Get rid of that vile-looking lead singer with the tire-tread lips." They decided to keep Mick Jagger.
This was the first song The Stones recorded professionally. They recorded it on May 10, 1963.
Mick Jagger (1972): "I don't think Come On was very good, in fact it was s--t. God knows how it ever got in the charts, it was such a hype. In fact we disliked it so much we didn't do it on any of our gigs." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"