A 1997 song called "Bitter Sweet Symphony
" by The Verve sampled an obscure orchestral version of this track recorded by The Andrew Oldham Orchestra in 1966. Oldham was the Rolling Stones manager, and taking a cue from Beatles producer George Martin, he released an album called The Rolling Stones Songbook
which contained this track and other instrumental versions of the group's hits.
The Verve got the rights to the sample itself from Decca Records, but they didn't get the publishing rights to "The Last Time" until just before the song was released. The Stones' former manager Allen Klein, who owned these rights, was able to hold up release until The Verve signed away 100% of the publishing for the song, giving him extensive royalties, as "Bittersweet Symphony" was a radio hit and even used in a Nike commercial.