That Girl Belongs To Yesterday

Album: Anthology 1961/68 (1964)
Charted: 7 49

Songfacts®:

  • Gene Pitney, who was already an international star, got to know The Rolling Stones through their manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones had only just started their recording career and so far had only released covers of R&B & Blues numbers. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had barely begun writing at all, but when Pitney heard one of their earliest efforts, "My Only Girl," which had been recorded (though not released) by the English folk/rock artist George Bean, he decided to cover it. Pitney changed the title to "That Girl Belongs To Yesterday" and made it the first ever Jagger/Richards song to enter the US Hot 100 and the first ever commercial UK hit for a Jagger/Richards composition. It was also the first time an American artist had covered a Jagger/Richards song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England
  • Jagger and Richards presented this to Pitney in November 1963, backstage at the British ITV music program Thank Your Lucky Stars. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

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