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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)
Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.